Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

In 2016, our professional association, The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), revealed trends in recruitment, retention and development of C-Suite leaders in its Executive Talent 2020 report. Three years later, the organization has revisited the framework of that report, having surveyed business leaders worldwide to better understand their top business challenges today and by 2025, how they currently use external advisors and how they plan to use […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

  By Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC Vice President, Pearson Partners International When a leading Dallas-based nonprofit needed to hire a senior director of major gifts before launching a $30 million capital campaign, CEO Jan Edgar Langbein reached out to Pearson Partners International, a boutique executive search firm. “The Pearson Partners team was in my office within 48 hours and gained a deep understanding of the role,” said Langbein, CEO of […]

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

For years, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support employed a senior director of funding and community development, responsible for operational fundraising and managing large capital campaigns for special projects. When that position opened up right at the beginning of a $30 million campaign to raise capital for a new building, Genesis Chief Executive Officer Jan Edgar Langbein decided to split the former role into two new positions: a senior director of […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Skilled managers provide the bedrock for organizational performance. They can shape the culture, improve productivity and drive creativity and innovation. But fewer training dollars are typically earmarked for managers than for people at other levels. David Deacon, whose career in human resources leadership has included executive positions at Credit Suisse, MasterCard and Capita, believes there are key steps managers can take to boost their careers and have a greater impact […]

Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

What does it take to be a successful chief human resources officer today and how is that role changing? In today’s near-full-employment economy, where top talent is even more scarce, that question is on our minds. In collaboration with IIC Partners, our global executive search partnership, the Pearson Partners International team endeavored to answer it. Our latest white paper, Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO (chief human resources officer), […]

The Chief Talent Officer: Conquering The War For Talent

The Chief Talent Officer: Conquering The War For Talent

Pearson Partners International is a member of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations. IIC Partners recently conducted a study exploring the role of Chief Talent Officers in today’s business climate featuring insight from six of its member firms, including input from Pearson Partners’ own Lisa Thompson. As the war for talent continues, more organizations are strengthening their internal talent management capabilities under the stewardship of […]

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services As we enter a new year, many companies are taking a hard look at their leadership development programs as they prepare to onboard new executives and develop current ones. If your goal is to develop future leaders within your organization, stretch assignments can be an excellent way to assess their potential. Challenging an executive with a short-term assignment outside his or […]

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

  By Keith Pearson, President & Chief Executive Officer Setting clear short-term objectives is essential to the onboarding process for senior executives. A new executive needs a sense of direction while learning about the organization’s people, culture and business processes. Having objectives can also reduce the stress on a new executive, who can move forward in a new role knowing the company’s expectations. From the organizational perspective, having measurable objectives […]

Becoming an Approachable Leader

Becoming an Approachable Leader

Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region in Miami, believes that being approachable is one of the keys to successful leadership. “People have to be able to come to you,” said Seguin in a recent interview for Florida International University’s Center for Leadership. “Quite frankly, the further up the ladder you go, the more important this trait becomes.” If you’re a senior executive who wants to make a significant contribution […]

A Critical Leadership Skill: Avoiding “Task-Toggling”

A Critical Leadership Skill: Avoiding “Task-Toggling”

  A Critical Leadership Skill” Avoiding “Task-Toggling” Lisa Thompson, Managing Director, Professional Services One of the hardest tasks for any senior executive is staying focused on the task at hand. There are distractions everywhere: phone calls, emails, texts, internal squabbles and external crises that often demand immediate attention. In a fast-paced workplace, multitasking is part of our daily lives. But new research by Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab, in […]