The drive to create value in an intensely competitive marketplace; a fluid, mobile workforce and unpredictable global environment; the demands of investors and stakeholders; the economic fallout when strategy fails. This is the context of the commercial enterprise.
The commercial enterprise environment comes with many challenges and risks. It also comes with immense opportunities to improve performance through new leaders. Centralized hierarchies of authority and accountability allow leaders to communicate dramatic new visions with clarity. Potential rewards for managers, employees, and other stakeholders help align goals and build commitment to new structures. The ability to quickly harness new technology and capitalize on global markets creates the foundation for startling value creation.
Over the following pages we will walk you through the steps of how to conduct an effective executive search project. The ‘lessons’ are sequential but you may click a link to skip to that step: