Executive Search Blog

Is frustration the key driver of innovation?

It’s amazing what frustration can lead to …Like setting up a business and changing the rules of an industry. In this case, the executive search business. Is frustration the key driver of innovation? What do you think?

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How do you value success?

Learn to Value your Whole Life and not just your Professional Life

Learn that Value Exists in your Whole Life

Use your Success from all Areas of your Life to do Well Professionally


Value and Success

 Many of us measure success from a purely business perspective. We place value on aspects such as turnover, profit/loss, growth, customers, clients, sales, the list  is endless. Often we fail to acknowledge value from other areas of our lives, and as such our tight focus on one aspect, often business, can see us scrutinising the wrong  things. Continue reading

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Executive Job Offer: Managing Director / Energy industry / UK

Our client is looking to recruit a Managing Director (coming on board with personal investment) to take the leadership of a high potential energy renewable solutions company on the brink of major advances with strong international manufacturing partners.

Should you be interested in having more details and applying for this assignment, please visit our website at Managing Director Job Offer – UK

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Leadership Courage is Contagious

Written by Mike Hoff

As a young leader, when I first heard the phrase “Leadership Courage”, it left me feeling a little scared as to what I would have to do to live up to or even begin to possess such a thing. Today I wonder how I would manage without it and enjoy helping the new generation of leaders to develop their own brand of it.

It’s helpful to define Leadership as “any attempt to influence” and Courage as  “the ability and willingness to confront fearpaindanger or uncertainty Continue reading

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Non Executive Director job offer

Non Executive Director/Oil & Gas/UK

Our client operates in the Oil&Gas sector and is looking to recruit a Non Executive Director to play a key role in supporting the company’s growth as a member of the board.

Should you be interested in having more details and/or applying for this assignment, please visit our website at https://www.ceo-worldwide.com/job-offer.php?jobid=2689

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How up to date is your Business Decision Making Process?

It’s one of the most stresssfull factors in Business: To make a decision that will impact your business and the people that work in it. So, how can you Business Decision Making Process?
In this issue we look at this question very closely:
Our iCEO Colin Thompson investigates the most common mistakes when setting up a Business Case Analysis. Then Phanish Puranam, a Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organisation Design at INSEAD demystifies Corporate Strategy Decision Making in the INSEAD Knowledge Video “Corporate Strategy Decision Making, Demystified”. Followed by iCEO Joe Orlando’s Expert File, which investigates the flaws of Business Intelligence and how you can avoid them.
A related topic brings you the Expert File of iCEO Jorge Zazueta: Once you have come to a decision – how can you ensure its successful execution?
Finally our iCEO Thomas Stephen explains in the Executive Video of the month, how he lead the internal restructure of operations to enable a company to become the global leader in its sector. Continue reading

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The Challenges of Measuring Innovation

The age of IT is in many ways an age of innovation. Our ever burgeoning, discerning, global consumer base recognises and rewards newness in product and process. Such prospective demands R&D efforts across the world. But how is innovation measured?

The value of a new product or process depends on its market reception. Correctly gauged, this can translate into billions of rupees for an organisation. But an incorrect measure of innovation can spell its doom. After all, any R&D process calls for major budgetary outlays. In fact, R&D budgets often appear over-the-top, but cutting these may imply that a company is left with fewer products in the pipeline – a far from healthy situation, especially if the company’s bottomline is driven by innovation. Continue reading

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Executive Job Offer: CEO / E-commerce-Internet-Telecommunications-Digital Contents Management/ Poland


The Company is looking for a CEO (or an interim CEO as an option) to lead the development of the Company’s strategy


• To lead and oversee the implementation of the Company’s long and short term plans in accordance with its strategy (expand local market presence, company growth in terms of subscribers and employees and international expansion as longer-term goal);
• To ensure the Company is appropriately organized and staffed to achieve the approved strategy;
• To ensure that expenditures of the Company are within the authorized annual budget of the Company;
• To assess the principal risks of the Company and to ensure that these risks are being monitored and managed;
• To ensure effective internal controls and management information systems are in place;
• To communicate effectively with Strategic Board, employees, customers, and partners
• To keep abreast of all activities of the Company and all external factors affecting the Company and to ensure that processes and systems are in place to ensure that the Board is adequately informed to form appropriate judgments;
• Overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
• Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company
Duration: Permanent position
Start: Q2 2017
Main business activity: The Company is a provider of TV services through the internet fiber optics networks. Continue reading

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Executive Job Offer: General Manager / B2B Industrial equipment manufacturing / France

Assignment: General Manager to oversee the two French subsidiaries & factories (total consolidated turnover of +20M€ and +100 people) of an international group headquartered in the UK.
Objectives: In addition to be responsible for the overall success and growth of the business in France, the General Manager will have to:
– Optimize the production lines
– Review the mix products strategy (internal production versus third parties procurement)
– Implement a collaborative management style
– Implement an effective digital marketing strategy
Duration: Permanent position
Start: Q2 2017
Main business activity: The company manufactures products to ensure the safe handling and storage of liquids. Continue reading

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39 confessions of a French turnaround executive

This e-book, written by Erik Van Rompay, tells you about the life of a turnaround guru and about hidden behaviours of executives when they are called in to rescue a company. Our turnaround executive presents 120 real-life situations he has experienced during 4 of his most recent rescue assignments as interim executive, with many examples of good and bad practice and some unusual strategies applied.


More and more groups struggle to maintain profitability, to maintain their market presence or expand by integrating new activities. These strategic expansion plans or recent acquisitions did not deliver the expected results and increased the fragility of the company. Continue reading

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