Contemporary Leadership: what drives companies and people today

It’s empowerment. Giving up micromanagement to grant the team a fair chance to learn from their own mistakes. A different type of courage that generously allows people to pick their individual way of growing. It’s actually the acknowledgement of the value of personal motivation and empathy that makes people tick and clients rock.

It’s inspiration. Wanting to become your best version and applying your values and ethics profoundly and authentically. And it’s about being vulnerably strong and bottom line human, thus encouraging the others to embrace who they are completely and find the right way for themselves.

It’s attention and compassion. It’s about giving people the time and the space to accommodate the job in their lives and not vice versa. Also, listening to their suggestions and advice and taking them with you along in the company’s ride.

It’s passion. The fire within that goes beyond excruciating hours of practice and learning, and strikes right into people’s hearts. It’s that which drives development and growth, endless curiosity and infinite energy to get things done.


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Dealing with company transformation processes

Every once in a while, any company goes through an adaptation period that needs to align not only the technical and market-related sides of the business, but also the internal processes and how people communicate and relate to each other in order to get things done. But, as any other change in people’s lives, it generates drawbacks and suspicion.

There are two aspects that are actually transcending most of the transformation processes.

One is the way the leaders and management teams understand it, internalize it, live it and pass it forward authentically and faithfully. As soon as they acknowledge the power of influence of their role, and they liberate themselves from their own resistance and prejudice, the transformation is starting to become reality.

The other essential aspect is adapting the pace of change to the team – there is nothing more efficient than addressing people’s fears as early as possible and slowly finding solutions to work together towards becoming better.

Because the essence of all changes is wanting to reach the next level, to adapt and be always able to respond to today’s challenges with an open mind for tomorrow.


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Team matchmaking in executive search

Team matchmaking or the wonders of finding the right people for the right places

Facing the cruel reality of human resources shortages and the high competition that’s characteristic to a growing economy, company leaders are making the switch from a process-centric entity to a human-centric one and acknowledging the transformational force of human interaction. Consequently, they need to build teams that work great together in order to thrive.

Finding people that are professionally suitable for the job, but who also fit with the rest of the team is now the priority in recruitment, as this complete match has become the no. 1 argument that makes people stay within a job more than the industry average, no matter the domain. However, it takes an experienced eye and a good knowledge of people to read between the CV lines right into the personality of the candidate. A job’s technicalities can be learned, after all, while being a great team player is a trait that companies need from their employers more and more to be successful.

Therefore, executive search is becoming increasingly sophisticated and human-centered. And that’s a great thing to witness, as HR consultants, because it shows that the market is evolving to respond to contemporary challenges.


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