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Senn Delaney President and CEO Jim Hart discusses the importance of cultural agility in a HubCulture interview at World Economic Forum in Davos.

Enjoy our latest at your best newsletter. It features our new CEO view from the top video on leading culture with Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy. Also in this issue, findings of our new study on organizational mindset, and a new CEO report from a year-long global research partnership between Saïd Business School, Oxford, and Heidrick & Struggles.

How do CEOs develop the skills they need to lead in an ever- changing world? To answer that question, Senn Delaney's parent company, Heidrick & Struggles, partnered with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to conduct in-depth interviews with more than 150 CEOs representing a wide range of sectors around the world. Findings are published in The CEO Report, one of the most comprehensive, in-depth studies of CEO leadership capabilities.

The longest-serving CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Les Wexner, CEO of L Brands, was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award by Chief Executive Group. Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn examines the leadership traits that Wexner demonstrates, including passion, growth mindset, a benevolent leadership shadow, humility and a higher purpose of doing good while doing well that have contributed to making him one of the best CEOs of the century. Senn also shares Les's insights on leading, winning together, and shaping the L Brands' culture.

To help you, your team and your organization thrive this year, we are pleased to share the best of our 2014 thought leadership and interviews by CEOs on leading culture transformation. Please do share them with your colleagues. Warmest wishes for 2015!

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Why clients hire us

Decades of exclusive focus on shaping cultures

We are called on to partner with and guide CEOs and executive leaders to improve spirit and performance in a variety of business situations.

Watch video with Senn Delaney CEO and President Jim Hart discussing the principles of Thriving and creating a Thriving organizational culture



The most common drivers of our work to create Thriving organizational cultures include:

Align new leaders and/or newly configured teams
  • maximize effectiveness of the team more quickly
  • prepare them to best lead culture change
Create greater organizational agility to meet the challenges of a changing market place
  • increase innovation, learning mindset and create a change-ready culture to flex in any strategic direction
Integrate cultures following mergers and major acquisitions
  • avoid, smooth or pre-empt the culture clashes that often keep mergers and acquisitions from realizing full potential and synergy
Shape the culture to support new strategies
  • determine habits that may slow progress of new strategies
  • develop and align entire company around new values and guiding behaviors
Implement major organization-wide systems or processes
  • minimize cultural barriers to change
Become an integrated or allied business model
  • create collaborative organizations to effectively implement shared services and allied business models
  • gain cross-organizational synergies
Shift to a customer focus and improve customer satisfaction
  • create service cultures to support company-wide efficiency and performance and enable top-line growth

 

Watch more videos on our SDTV thought leadership video channel that further describe our work:


Senn Delaney's 35-year history of exclusive focus on shaping cultures

Keys to successfully shaping a culture in a global organizational

Why organizational culture can and should be intentionally shaped

Why culture, strategy and structure must align