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3 Pillars of competence for Thought Leaders in the corporate era

Carlos Eduardo Staut | Feb. 21, 2024

In a scenario in which leadership profiles emerge and stand out with very different characteristics, an essential figure has emerged to successfully navigate the turbulent waters of the business world: the Thought Leader. This new profile of professionals not only masters their field but goes beyond it, actively shaping the business landscape with their innovative and insightful ideas.

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The new currency of executive leadership in 2024

Steven B. McKinney | Feb. 14, 2024

For decades, the executive search landscape resembled a gilded cage, its doors guarded by stone sentinels labeled "experience." Resumes boasting years at the helm of industry titans and pedigrees etched in ivy-league halls held the ultimate key. They cast long shadows over individuals whose brilliance shone in less conventional arenas. This strict adherence to experience served us well in a more predictable era. Today's dynamic environment presents challenges that require a new currency of executive leadership in 2024.

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Higher Education; what’s in store for 2024

Dr Rohan Carr | Feb. 13, 2024

Higher education is undergoing profound transformations, shaped by economic, health, technological and social influences. Despite the anticipation of a return to normalcy in 2023, the past year posed challenges; necessitating heightened adaptability and resilience.

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AI in executive search: Enhancing efficiency, speed and transparency

Natàlia Segura | Feb. 6, 2024

The integration of artificial intelligence in executive search is significantly transforming senior management talent acquisition processes. Unlike in the past, when professional social networks and public executive information were scarce, AI now simplifies the identification, search and contact processes. This advancement aids in minimizing human bias during the initial screening phases by automating the management of extensive information and pre-selecting the most suitable candidates.

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Top executive search trends for 2024: Shaping the future of leadership recruitment

| Jan. 24, 2024

As the landscape of executive search evolves into 2024, we stand at the precipice of a transformative era in leadership recruitment. This year is poised to redefine the norms and expectations of executive talent acquisition, shaped by a confluence of technological advancements, shifting work dynamics and a renewed emphasis on diversity and adaptability.

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Nourishing a healthier tomorrow: Exploring holistic nutrition's potential in the consumer industry

| Dec. 13, 2023

In recent years, the snack industry has undergone a significant shake-up, redefining consumer preferences and forcing businesses to adapt to new industry trends. This disruption in the snack industry can be attributed to the growing emphasis on holistic well-being and changing lifestyles, as individuals increasingly seek healthier alternatives to traditional, less nutritious options.

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Revolutionizing Agribusiness: A deep dive into innovations reshaping the industry

| Dec. 5, 2023

The Agribusiness & Agriscience sector is transforming rapidly, driven by technological innovation, sustainability goals and the imperative of addressing global food security challenges. This dynamic industry leads in adopting cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to navigate climate change, resource scarcity, and changing consumer preferences. Kestria recently met with global industry leaders at the Innovation in Agribusiness roundtable to discuss trends, technology, and optimization of resources for the future and the challenges they present.

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Balancing motherhood and career

| Nov. 29, 2023

The evolving role of women in modern society reflects a profound shift from traditional norms to a dynamic landscape where women are asserting their presence across diverse spheres. Women are no longer confined to traditional gender roles but are actively participating as leaders, innovators and contributors in various sectors.

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Leadership in uncertain times: A how to guide for leaders great or small

Steven B. McKinney | Oct. 31, 2023

The following quote is a reminder to us all that even the most experienced leaders cannot predict the future. In uncertain times, it is important to be humble and adaptable. "Only a fool would try to forecast the future." – Mark Twain. Leadership in uncertain times is more important than ever before. Leaders in multinational organizations must be able to adapt to change, build resilience and inspire their teams.

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Talent acquisition in a turbulent economy: How to recruit, retain, and manage top talent

| Oct. 25, 2023

The article "Talent acquisition in a turbulent economy" by Kestria’s Industrial/Production Practice Group, provides insights on how to recruit, retain, and manage top talent in a volatile economy. The article highlights the challenges faced by talent acquisition professionals in such an environment and offers practical tips on how to overcome these challenges.

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