By Sharon Hulce
As a President of a busy executive search firm, we’ve observed thousands of leaders over the course of our 21- year run. Many leaders run amazing organizations that over time have grown considerably and have been very successful. Others, despite the same economic conditions, have not faired well. In analyzing the differences, there are some key factors that are quite obvious, but certainly worth reviewing.
Successful leaders understand that you grow organizations through people. While you can make capital investments, technology upgrades, new product innovations etc., ultimately the people behind the changes are what make companies grow. So the companies that win are those that focus on their people. This includes hiring, engaging and retaining.