Senn Delaney CEO Jim Hart to host CEO roundtable at CEO2CEO Leadership Summit

Discussion to focus on how organizational purpose elevates performance

Oct 25, 2013

October 25, 2013
Jim Hart, president and CEO of Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, will host a roundtable for chief executive officers and also participate in a CEO panel discussion on December 9 at Chief Executive Group's 2013 CEO2CEO Leadership Summit at the New York Stock Exchange.

The Senn Delaney roundtable, How a CEO's Focus on Organizational Purpose Elevates Performance: What Leaders Can Do, will be moderated by Chief Executive magazine. CEOs attending the session will focus on three key elements of business leadership and performance-driven power of purpose.

    aligning people at all levels of the organization to the purpose
    inspiring leadership and all levels – engaging the very best in people
    creating long-term sustainability and performance (long-term customer loyalty, employee engagement and performance and improved organizational agility to flex with industry changes). 

“Defining a corporate purpose and making it the beacon that guides key business decisions and informs strategy is key to an organization's healthy, adaptive culture and performance,” states Hart. “Numerous studies have found that companies that have a clear and well communicated purpose enjoy many benefits, including improved financial performance, customer trust and brand reputation. A clear purpose inspires employees, increasing their engagement, satisfaction and productivity, reduces turnover and attracts the best talent.”

Hart will also be part of a CEO2CEO Leadership Summit general session panel discussion, Smart Leaders; Smart Teams: Transitioning, Culture and Alignment for Maximum Effectiveness. The panelists will examine how they create a high-performing team and share the learnings and behaviors that generate higher-quality decisions, more innovation and better execution. Other panelists include Cardinal Health Chairman and CEO George Barrett, Honeywell Chairman and CEO David Cote and Bob Nardelli, CEO of XLR8 and former CEO of Chrysler and Home Depot.

The CEO2CEO Leadership Summit is an annual event produced by Chief Executive Group, publishers of Chief Executive magazine. Attendance is limited to 100 CEOs. Featured speakers this year include Jeffery Immelt, chairman & CEO, General Electric; George S. Barrett, chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health; Mark Thierer, chairman & CEO, Catamaran; Kim Jeffery, chairman, Nestlé Waters North America; David Cote, chairman & CEO, Honeywell, who was honored as CEO of the Year; Tom Rogers, CEO, TiVO; and Florida Governor Rick Scott, former CEO of Columbia/HCA.

About Jim Hart
Jim Hart is president and CEO of Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company. Founded in 1978, Senn Delaney is widely recognized as the leading authority and practitioner in the field of organizational high-performance culture shaping. A thought leader on organizational culture, author, speaker, master facilitator and CEO and executive coach, Jim has led successful client culture-shaping engagements around the world across a variety of industries, including dozens of Global 1000 firms in telecommunications, aerospace, energy, health care, retailing, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and technology. Jim is co-author of the book, Winning Teams – Winning Cultures, and has written numerous articles and thought papers on the key principles of successful culture transformation.  Learn more about Jim Hart

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