This series of short and engaging essays outlines the obstacles to great "who" decisions and offers solutions to address them in a systematic way. Drawing from several decades of experience in global executive search and talent development, as well as the latest management and psychology research, Claudio Fernandez-Araoz offers wisdom and practical advice to improve the choices we make about employees and mentors, business partners and friends, top corporate leaders and even elected officials.
Great organizations are made up of great people. And for leaders at all levels within those organizations, the ability to find, hire, integrate, and retain great people is an absolutely critical skill—critical to their organization's success, and critical to their own success.
But for most people, making great appointments is difficult, time-consuming, and even scary. Few have received any formal training in it, and there are very few resources available to make up for that lack of training. This book fills that gap.
It’s no secret that family businesses can struggle with governance, leadership transitions, and even survival.
Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, reports on how business is changing too rapidly to predict what competencies employees will need even a few years out. The question now is not what skills they have; it’s whether they have the potential to learn new ones.
Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, Boris Groysberg, and Nitin Nohria, offer a strategy to help you win the war for talent once the recession lifts.
Over the past month, I’ve traveled from my base in Argentina to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to give a series of speeches, and I’ll soon leave for another tour, this time in Italy. The executives I’m meeting are understandably nervous. In each country, following recent elections and referendums, they are facing political, social, and economic uncertainties we would never have imagined just a year ago.
An entrepreneurial society is one in which innovation and new business creation are, as Peter Drucker put it, “an integral, life-sustaining activity” across organizations and the economy. There’s no question we live in such a society today, and the impact has been mostly positive.