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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!

making a difference

Senn Delaney gives back to positively impact the world and inspire leaders

Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, has a long history of supporting purposeful philanthropic causes. Being involved in community service is an important way for our team to fulfill on our purpose to positively impact the world and inspire leaders. Giving back is deeply ingrained in our firm's culture and rooted in our values.

“We are a values-driven organization and one of those values focuses on us giving back to the community,” says Senn Delaney CEO Jim Hart. “It is a leadership responsibility to set that stage, and we support and encourage our people to give back in any number of ways. What I am most proud of is that our people give of their time. We also provide pro bono work to some clients each year in the non-profit space who have leadership and cultural issues in their own organizations.”

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How we are making a difference in the world

 

The spirit of volunteerism is lived every day by our employees and consultants all over the globe. Our core Making a Difference community service team of volunteers works to effectively coordinate our efforts and maximize our impact on the world. We are making a positive impact through a number of programs we support.

 

Our employees, teams and company sponsored events, donated money, held fundraisers and participated in events throughout the year to support a wide range of organizations, including:

  • American Cancer Society
  • That Others May Live Foundation
  • Downtown Women’s Shelter
  • Crisis: UK’s national charity for single homeless people.
  • One Fund Boston to support victims of the Boston Marathon bombing
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Long Beach Ronald McDonald House
  • Lung Cancer Foundation of America
  • One OC’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards
  • 5th Annual Children Today 5k/10k Run/Walk
  • SOS (Share our Selves) Adopt a Family program to provide a family of four with Christmas
  • Children Today’s Christmas boutique to provide gifts for homeless children
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County