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What we can learn from El Capitan

Posted by Ken McGovern in Executive Search, Leadership | 0 comments

23.07.19

I’d like to think I’m a moderate risk taker – I’m one for taking some good calculated chances here and there.   I’m NOT one for even thinking of attempting a free solo climb of El Capitan like Alex Honnold (check out this documentary if you want to bite all your nails off and sit on the edge of your seat with one hand over your eyes and the other hand gripping the arm rest).

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The New Normal in Corporate America

Posted by Ken McGovern in Culture, Leadership | 0 comments

14.05.19

We are seeing a huge paradigm shift in corporate business culture where companies are embracing the mindset of Millennials – flexibility, culture fit, community, collaboration and team versus the “way it’s always been is the way we are going to be.”  In fact, I believe that shift is our new normal.

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Culture Transformation

Posted by Ken McGovern in Culture, Leadership | 0 comments

16.03.18

If only I had a dollar for every time I conducted a candidate interview during my career and I was asked, “what is the company culture like!” Yes, it is universally the most frequently asked question during an interview, a networking conversation, or cocktail party when discussing where someone works.

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Mastering the Succession Transfer

Posted by Ken McGovern in Culture, Leadership, Succession Planning | 0 comments

14.07.17

For the first time in history, four generations are working side-by-side in the workforce, including the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Ys (or the much talked about Millennial Generation) and it’s expected that number could rise to five generations by 2020.  Many current leaders are on the brink of retiring in record numbers, and it’s estimated that around 66% of all U.S. businesses are owned by Baby Boomers.  

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Why Team Building Counts

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership, Leadership Development, Team Development | 0 comments

14.07.17

 

Team building can conjure up visions of high ropes courses and team scavenger hunts that are meant to build teamwork, trust and collaboration among employees.  While activities can be useful, developing a team is less about scheduling offsite retreats and more about daily habits that build a strong culture. 

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The science behind great leadership

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership | 0 comments

14.07.17

A McKinsey study found that more than 90% of CEOs planned to increase investment in leadership development because they saw it as the most important human-capital issue their organizations faced.  And for good reason – strong leadership in an organization not only drives results but is critical to a company’s success and overall health.  

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