Heidrick & Struggles and Senn Delaney Release New CEO-to-CEO Video on Benefits of Adding Culture Shaping to Complement Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Services

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In a new CEO-to-CEO video conversation released Feb. 28, 2013, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Chief Executive Officer L. Kevin Kelly and Jim Hart, president and CEO of culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, discuss the benefits to client of adding culture shaping to complement Heidrick and Struggles' Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services. Heidrick & Struggles acquired Senn Delaney on December 31, 2012 as part of its strategy to build the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of the world’s top organizations.

Heidrick & Struggles Chief Executive Officer L. Kevin Kelly

Heidrick & Struggles Chief Executive Officer L. Kevin Kelly

Forty percent of executives don’t last 18 months at the senior level in the new job they take on. That statistic is pretty staggering, and the number one reason comes down to cultural fit.

In a video conversation released Feb. 28, 2013, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Chief Executive Officer L. Kevin Kelly and Jim Hart, chief executive officer of the culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, discuss the opportunities of the new partnership and how clients of both companies will benefit.

Senn Delaney, the global leader of corporate culture shaping, was acquired on December 31, 2012 by Heidrick & Struggles, the premier provider of executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide. The acquisition is a significant milestone in Heidrick & Struggles’ strategy to build the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of the world’s top organizations.

The new CEO-to-CEO video conversation can be viewed on the Heidrick & Struggles Web site, and on Senn Delaney’s thought leadership video channel, SDTV.

“Forty percent of executives don’t last 18 months at the senior level in the new job they take on. That statistic is pretty staggering, and the number one reason comes down to cultural fit – not because they’re not intelligent – but they don’t fit into these organizations culturally,” states Kelly. “Through our acquisition and partnership with Senn Delaney, we have the ability to make sure our clients have the right leadership teams, but also longer term from a cultural perspective, we can make sure they fit into the organization and really drive results.”

“Culture shaping has become a critical business strategy for leaders to implement,” states Jim Hart. “There is no company better in the world in attracting talent, evaluating talent and matching top executives to organizations than Heidrick & Struggles. That is what we are really excited about. Heidrick is at that front end, helping attract and define what leadership is needed. Then, Senn Delaney is able to provide that talent with the tools and the capability to shape the culture the way they need to, which is going to help them execute and win in the marketplace.”

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services, including culture shaping, executive assessment, succession planning, board effectiveness, leadership development and leadership strategy. For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about Heidrick & Struggles.

About Senn Delaney
Founded in 1978, Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, is widely recognized as the leading international authority and successful practitioner of culture shaping that enhances the spirit and performance of organizations. Senn Delaney's passion and singular focus on culture, combined with decades of hands-on experience, have resulted in a comprehensive and proven culture-shaping methodology that engages people and measurably impacts both the spirit and performance of organizations. More information about Senn Delaney

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