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A new report by Raconteur, The Future CEO Special Report, examines the changing role of the CEO. Dustin Seale, Senn Delaney Managing Partner EMEA, is among experts and CEOs weighing in on the importance of culture, Good company culture boosts business.

In a planned succession, Mike Marino will become president and CEO of Senn Delaney effective Jan. 1, 2017. Jim Hart will serve as a senior advisor to the Heidrick & Struggles leadership team.

Read our latest newsletter, at your best. It features our new interactive microsite to explore how culture drives performance, our latest article that examines leadership lessons from the Hamilton musical creator, and an interview with Cafe Rio's CHRO on how the restaurant change baked the best of its small business culture into a scalable model that is proving to be a winning ingredient for rapid growth.

How can a strong company culture make organizations more effective in a VUCA environment? Brigadier General Bernard Banks, former head of the United States Military Academy's Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, share his leadership insights and lessons learned from the military and the private sector in Heidrick & Struggles' latest LeadershipTV video.

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Engaging the entire organization provides the greatest impact

Cultures often resist what they need. A broad group of active, visible leaders needs to engage all employees, top to bottom, in shaping the desired culture. Momentum, energy and critical mass are needed to engage all employees in a new culture. The faster people are engaged in the process, the higher the probability the culture will shift. Clients that have done this using our organizational engagement process to create a thriving, high-performance culture with all employees operating at their best from top to bottom have experienced many important benefits.

A healthy, high-performance culture best ensures:

  • better execution of strategies
  • added operational efficiency and excellence
  • more successful mergers and acquisitions
  • more satisfied customers
  • more engaged employees
  • growing bench strength
Watch video with Senn Delaney Partner and Managing Director EMEA Dustin Seale describing the culture-shaping process and the CEO's role

 


Thriving, high performance organizations have everyone from top to bottom aligned on their vision, strategies and direction. They also are characterized by an essential set of values and behaviors we bring to life in our process. These include:

  • performance excellence
  • cross-organizational collaboration
  • innovation and change
  • a positive, winning spirit
  • integrity in the broadest sense
Watch video with Senn Delaney Partner and Executive Vice President Bill Parsons on the importance of aligning strategy, structure and culture



One of our distinctive capabilities is to be able to bring these concepts to life, not just at the top of organizations but from top to bottom in organizations of any size. We have done that successfully in many organizations with a few thousand people to global companies with hundreds of thousands of employees.

Two things make this possible:

  1. Our innovative Transfer of Competence process. We prepare internal leaders to carry the culture-shaping process deeply into your organization using the same approach that we use for your top teams.
     
  2. Our Senn Delaney Connect technology platform. Our system can gather diagnostic input and deliver reinforcement messages, such as our eCoach™ reinforcements, to large populations.
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