The time to lead with decisive action and navigate a crisis successfully is upon us. The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting businesses in every sector across the globe. But with this adversity comes an unprecedented opportunity. The truly great leaders can take this disruption, learn from it and turn it into extraordinary innovation. As former Chicago Mayor and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once said, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste… it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Here are five key learning opportunities to help you lead through this crisis and beyond.
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Bedford Consulting Group was established in 1979, and we have grown to become one of Canada’s leading privately-held executive search firms. Bedford is the Canadian Partner of Transearch International, with 60 offices in 39 countries. We have four offices in Canada — Toronto, Oakville, Calgary and Vancouver.
Bedford’s talent strategy goes beyond traditional executive search, partnering with clients on business transformation, organizational effectiveness, benchmarking, executive compensation and coaching, as well as organizational team and culture diagnostics.
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Our team is comprised of expert search consultants that bring a mix of Executive Search and direct industry experience. We pride ourselves on being hands on with our clients and as such, a devoted search team including a Principal, Research Consultant and Administrative Support, will be led by a Partner throughout the search process.
We are consistently ranked as a top performing office globally within the Transearch Partnership of 60 offices and take pride in our industry leading 93% retention rate (three years post hire).
With a 38-year history and track record of performance in the executive search industry. We have deep relationships at the leadership level across Canada’s key industry verticals. We are a recognized member company of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), which sets the standards and ethical guidelines for the global Executive Search Industry.
We invest significant time upfront with our clients utilizing proprietary diagnostic and assessment tools to develop a robust understanding of your organization’s current and emerging requirements across the four dimensions of fit.
Bedford has global reach through our 60 Transearch International offices. We provide our clients with the optimal balance of global capability alongside the hands on, client focused service delivery of a boutique firm.
We utilize proprietary diagnostic tools to measure the four unique dimensions of fit for every engagement with our clients. This allows us to look beyond the candidate resume and better predict the probability of success for a potential leader.
Measure and assess culture: today and tomorrow
Sharing the organization's story
Integration workbook:Without Breaking Stride
From: The EMPTY SUIT. John O. Burdett (2016)
Through our partnership in TRANSEARCH International, we have the network, support, research capabilities and databases to locate and connect with the right talent for complex global search engagements.
All of us at Bedford wish you the best of health during this unprecedented time.
We want to assure you Bedford is continuing to provide our full scope of business services.
We are also here to help your organization successfully navigate through COVID-19 with practical advice, resources and knowledge sharing. Stay tuned for more details and be well.