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Executive Leadership Insights

Helping your leadership talent grow with TRANSEARCH International Australia


The seven compelling truths of finding, attracting and retaining great people

Recently TRANSEARCH International Australia brought John Burdett, the author of a number of books on culture, fit, and finding and retaining the best people, to this country. John's books include The A-Z of Organization Culture, Talent, Team, and The Empty Suit among others. TRANSEARCH Australia has all of these book available for sale and I am sure those of you who attended his lectures found The A-Z of Organization Culture particularly interesting.

We believe John Burdett's books contain seven compelling truths:

  1. If you don't attract great talent, you can't hire great talent.
  2. It's relatively easy to identify the best candidate. The real challenge is to land the right candidate.
  3. Talent acquisition is about managing a critical business risk. Risk, in turn, implies 'fit'. There are four essential dimension of fit: (1) culture; (2) performance; (3) leadership; and (4) team.
  4. In a world of ever-increasing, complexity... organisations need super teams more than they need superstars.
  5. In a significant departure from traditional teaching, where innovation, collaboration and agility define success... the leader works for the team.
  6. If the candidate doesn't land, they won't stay.
  7. Good leaders meet targets... outstanding leaders meet the targets and build an exceptional team... great leaders leave a legacy.

We are also of the view that the philosophies behind John's writings enable TRANSEARCH Australia to present a point of difference from all our competitors in the executive search space. TRANSEARCH International is committed to these seven truths and our aim is to build every aspect of our practice on using John Burdett's Orxestra© methodology.

If you would like a further discussion on any of these philosophies or a copy of any of the books, please don't hesitate to call me personally on +613 9235 5114.

With best wishes

Geoff Slade
Geoff Slade
Executive Chairman
TRANSEARCH International Australia


Why business tomorrow will be very different to today

By Bill Sakellaris, TRANSEARCH International Australia

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The theme of this year’s TRANSEARCH global conference was, Creating Tomorrow’s Business, Today. Executive Chairman Alain Tanugi in his opening address said, “This means exploring how to balance outside-in thinking with inside-out actions”. Or in other words, how do we foster excellence within our organisations, while managing our businesses through a world of disruptors? TRANSEARCH International partners from all over the world recently met at Versailles in France for a week-long conference on the site of the former palace... read more »

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Born in 1967, still growing up: Slade celebrates 50 years

By Geoff Slade, TRANSEARCH International Australia

Article image: Born in 1967, still growing up: Slade Group celebrates 50 years

In the following article by Maggie Chen, which appeared in the Autumn 2017 edition of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence magazine, Slade Group Chairman Geoff Slade shares his story and the insights he has developed over decades in business, in an industry he is proud to be a part of. Geoff Slade began GW Slade & Associates 50 years ago, in a small office in Melbourne’s CBD. Before that, he worked as an assistant HR manager at an oil refinery at Western Point Bay. After almost taking up a job... read more »

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Organisation, Personal Productivity and the Rhythm of Work

Thought Leadership, TRANSEARCH International

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There comes a time in the life of a busy, globe-trotting corporate executive when it seems the ‘To Do’ items on your professional priorities list keep coming at a dizzying pace. It is no wonder, then, why even the most accomplished business leaders look to the advice of other, successful people for ideas and clues about becoming more productive, more effective and more engaging as a figurehead of the organisation he or she represents. The wise take time not only to listen and to learn from the wisdom of others, but they actively seek out advice... read more »

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The Perils of Functional Management and Global Reporting

Thought Leadership, TRANSEARCH International

Article image: The Perils of Functional Management and Global Reporting

The ways of the modern business world are changing and evolving almost as fast as global organisations are trying to find and maximize new business opportunities. For many companies, growing beyond their initial national borders is an undertaking that has been years in the making, while others – nearly from the start – have grown cross-border roots just as soon as their ideas took flight. Yet in either case, savvy global executives must consider the complexities and the complications that can come from growing too fast... read more »

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