On May 23rd we hosted and co-delivered a one-day executive development program in Bucharest, the first in a series of programs with top business schools’ faculty on topics addressing our mission: “helping companies live their values”.
The program was facilitated by Frank Cespedes, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and by Radu Manolescu, Managing Partner at K.M.Trust & Partners and focused on strategic choices & value creation. We talked about adaptability and personalization as being the key ingredients in addressing the evolving needs of the stakeholders and how companies who excel at leading a diverse array of generations (motivated by very different drivers) will succeed and flourish.
Two years ago, I wrote an article about “the end of Executive Search as we know it” mentioning the fact that I considered that even the name of the industry was inappropriate while the value for the customer has actually never been just “search” but way more than that.
I was fortunate to get in touch with the Blue Ocean strategy concept in 2006 when at INSEAD. I was so excited by it as I immersed myself for several weeks into thinking about how to apply it for ‘internal customer/employee’ engagement, with benefits for both my firm and clients.