YOU MAY HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY 90 DAY WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE YOUR ORGANIZATION TO THRIVE IN THE WORLD AFTER QII/20

Jens Hagedorn C-Level & Board Leadership, C-Level & Board Leadership

Allow me to share a few “what if..” questions we have discussed with a number of Board and C-Level leaders in the last 60 days: 1. What if amidst the current hiring freeze you lost two or three of your key executives today? (competitive offers, sickness, etc. Life continues to happen) 2. What if the next 90 days your business …

A CRISIS IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!

Jens Hagedorn General

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” ― Paul Romer It seems that time has gone by faster than normal in 2019. Suddenly, volatility uncertainty, contradiction and ambiguity are here to stay. Political, economic and social conditions, both domestically and internationally,  have imposed a psychological state of permanent anxiety in many individuals, including executives, shareholders and board members. Conversations …

A possible answer to the uncertainty in 2019.

Jens Hagedorn General, General

“We are in difficult times, as everyone has been before. We can only claim different difficulties.” J.L. Borges It seems that time has gone by faster than normal in 2019. It is already July. Suddenly, the third quarter has begun and the mindset of a large number of people in Mexico is of uncertainty and unrest. Political, economic and social …

Most Companies Still Use Pre-Industrial Revolution Hiring Processes ( By Lou Adler)

Jens Hagedorn

I make the contention that if you can’t measure quality of hire, you can’t improve it. As far as I’m concerned that’s the reason quality of hire hasn’t improved in the past 100 years. In fact, I contend that hiring processes at most companies are based on pre-industrial revolution processes. That’s about 175 years ago. If some of you can’t …

Developing Organizations – Nurturing Young Leaders

Qaisar Shareef blog-posts

By Qaisar Shareef ( Guest Author) I was twice charged with leading early-stage or startup subsidiaries for P&G in emerging markets. In the case of Pakistan, I started setting up the business from a small room in a hotel in 1991. In Ukraine, I was the general manager assigned to lead and grow what had been a small, distributor-run operation. …

TRANSITION SUPPORT: Beware of celebrating victory before really winning or , why making it personal, being empathetic and providing careful assistance is vital .

Jens Hagedorn

TRANSITION SUPPORT: Beware of celebrating victory before really winning  or , why making it personal, being empathetic and providing careful assistance is vital . By Jens Hagedorn You have invested a considerable amount of personal and organizational intellectual and emotional energy, time, attention and financial resources in finding, interviewing ,vetting,  evaluating and negotiating – internally and externally- to hire an …

Why Being a Farmer (and Not a Hunter) Will Make You a More Successful Recruiter

Jens Hagedorn

Why Being a Farmer (  and Not a Hunter) Will Make You a More successful Recruiter by Lou Adler I recently spoke with a VP of talent at one of the world’s largest firms. She told me that on a recent evaluation of more than 200 recruiters, those with domain expertise made more placements per month with stronger candidates. Domain …

THE 10 SECRETS TO BEING A GREAT GENERAL MANAGER

Jens Hagedorn

THE 10 SECRETS TO BEING A GREAT GENERAL MANAGER by Leon Kraig I reached the General Manager position at a young age. Although I held an MBA, I unfortunately never took the “How to be a Great General Manager” course. However, I had the fortune of being the General Manager and then President of Latin America for a very large …

A Matter of Attitude

Simon Franco blog-posts, C-Level & Board Leadership

A few weeks ago, I addressed a group of about 4 thousand incoming freshmen at a local university. Contrary to their expectations, instead of going into a long-winded speech, I asked the audience a question: “If you could determine the single thing capable of taking you from where you are to where you want to be, what would that be?” …