A positive customer experience is a critical competitive differentiator it today's stuttering economic climate. Yet consumers are giving companies a failing grade at a time when the need to be customer centric is being put to the test as never before. This whitepaper by Senn Delaney partner and executive vice president Bill Parsons helps leaders consider whether their company's culture is really as customer-centric as it should be.
CEOs and their senior leadership of most major corporations are usually highly proficient individuals who run their business units or functions efficiently but they may not work as well together to guide the overall firm.
Senn Delaney President and CEO Jim Hart shares surprising results of a Thriving Global Leadership Study of thousands of leaders across 60 industries and 50 countries. The survey discovered a dramatic difference between those who are facing these times of crisis with what is defined as a high-thriving state of mind and those with a lower-thriving state of mind.
To the casual observer, aircraft manufacturer Airbus UK and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) wouldn't appear to share a lot of common ground. Some would say that the worlds of building airplanes and producing the next blockbuster wonder-drug are light years apart. A closer look shows that these two organizations are more similar than one might initially think.
Through a collaborative, groundbreaking study with three prominent U.S. business schools, Senn Delaney has discovered that people who operate from a unique set of three core principles consistently perform at the top 10 percent of performance ratings. The joint study and subsequent research and surveys led to creation of our new, evidence-based, practical performance model that can be taught, practiced, reinforced, applied and measured.
Mergers and acquisitions are a fact of life in today's highly competitive global business environment. Unfortunately, up to one third of mergers fail within five years, and as many as 80 percent never live up to their full potential. A great deal of evidence indicates that the ultimate success of mergers and the amount of time it takes to get them on track is determined by how well the cultural aspects of the transition are managed.
Successful health care leaders are treating ailing systems with a healthy dose of innovative solutions. Senn Delaney CEO and President Jim Hart discusses key issues facing health care leaders today, innovative solutions for dealing with them, and provides a series of thought-provoking questions to help you gauge the health of your organization's culture.
Interview with Ohio State University President Dr. Gordon Gee
The Ohio State University President Dr. Gordon Gee discusses his passion and progress on creating a "One University", high-performance culture to take the largest university in the U.S. from excellence to eminence. On the global stage, it is part of his vision to build a new model for the university of the 21st century: more agile, more responsive, less insular and less bureaucratic.
It's become a business imperative to maximize operational effectiveness, trim costs, standardize and streamline processes, achieve economies of scale and increase competitive advantage. Today's most successful leaders do this in a way that balances the greater good of the enterprise with the competing demands of their autonomous businesses that must respond to the individual needs of their markets. A more collaborative model that helps leaders of complex businesses to maximize effectiveness is gaining traction. Four prominent business leaders discuss their challenges and successes in shifting to this shared business model.