In AESC's Leaders on Leaders series, President Karen Greenbaum explores today's top trends impacting global leadership with leaders from the world's top executive search and leadership advisory firms. In this episode, Karen speaks with Alastair Paton, Managing Partner, UK, and Chair of the Global Board at Signium.
Part 2 - Signium Partners from China, the US, Mexico, Germany, and South Africa discussed the vital subject of achieving the right fit in senior leadership appointments on a BlueSteps podcast.
Having advised a range of clients offering Professional Services, Partner Paul Surridge of Signium UK is well placed to comment on the trend towards appointing ‘Player / Manager(s)’, or employees who are asked to lead teams whilst still being expected to deliver similar results to those under their charge.
A study shows that one in four employees is unfamiliar with their company goals. However, 80 percent are keen to find out how they can do their part to help the company succeed. Partner Angela Westdorf at Signium Germany explores one option: The OKR Method.
Part 1 - Signium Partners from China, the US, Mexico, Germany, and South Africa convened to discuss some of the sector’s most important matters including diversity and inclusion in the workplace on a BlueSteps podcast.
More and more companies are deciding to give their employees the chance to take time out of their everyday (professional) lives, but which aspects have to be considered when company executives consider taking the sabbatical plunge? Beate Stelzer, Partner at Signium Germany, posed this question to some top-class managers; all of whom decided to treat themselves to a time-out.
We spoke to more than 600 business leaders in 12 different countries and supplemented their perspectives on the issue with case studies, interviews, and insights from specific industries to show the value of intuition in practice. The results show that intuition is a highly desirable business asset across the globe.
Managers should be charismatic, act as role models, convey their vision, motivate people, promote an independent approach and have confidence in how each individual performs. So say the specialists when describing what makes an ideal boss. What’s more, many managers think they have all these boxes ticked.
Advisory boards seem an obvious way forward for companies run by executives with limited global leadership exposure. Signium Africa's Auguste Coetzer and Judin Combrinck attorney J. Michael Judin explore the benefits and pitfalls of using advisory boards in the new South Africa.
Even now, while scarcely 30 percent of the executive board positions in DAX companies are filled by foreign managers, last year saw new appointments in this area soar. Angela Westdorf, Managing Partner and Vice Chairman of the international executive search and leadership consulting company Signium, examines why mid-sized as well as larger companies need to rethink their approach.