Amid today's social, mobile and cloud revolutions, its time for executive search firms to help leaders, executive teams and their boards develop and recruit new skills.

With the February 1 announcement of its mammoth public offering, Facebook is basking in the limelight of having 850 million customers and a potential valuation of between $75 and $100 billion. It, along with recent reported results from Apple, LinkedIn and Twitter, is yet another reminder of the dramatic impact that the social, mobile and cloud revolutions are having on customer communications and shareholder rewards. Given shareholder results and customer and employee adoption of these technologies, its time for executives, to develop new skills and capabilities to mitigate risks and generate returns using these new capabilities.  Attend this session and learn the four Steps for Building High Performance Leadership Teams in the social and mobile age.

Research confirms that today's executive leaders have the 'necessary' skills in terms of operations and financial performance, but not the 'sufficient' skills in terms of strategic or technological know how. Why?  Because for years, astute leaders believed the tools that companies like Facebook  (social) and Apple (mobile and cloud) offered weren't going to impact their business models, customer and employee relationships, or financial results. Recent research from Mckinsey, Deloitte and PWC confirms the lack of expertise and experience in these realms – strategic and technological.

*** Want to learn what the ‘Social Age’ means for retained executive search? ***

AESC is pleased to invite executive search professionals and HR executives to our flagship event, the AESC Americas Conference, on March 7-8 in New York City. Barry Libert, Chairman of OpenMatters LLC and a distinguished social enterprise author, entrepreneur, and Board member, will be speaking about the ‘Social Age’ at our conference. Amid today's social, mobile and cloud revolutions, he will share what executive search professionals need to know to help executive teams develop and recruit the new imperative skills.

Barry Libert’s session will review the 4 primary requirements for building high performance executive teams in the social and mobile age:

  • Purpose (interpreting the needs of stakeholders in today’s connected world);
  • People (recruiting leaders with today’s competencies and expertise);
  • Practices (helping organizations build the right strategic, operational, and technology competencies that tap the power of empowered customers and employees); and
  • Potential (generating rewards and monitoring enterprise risks in a flat world).

*** About the AESC Americas Conference ***

The AESC Americas Conference will be held on March 7-8 in New York City and the theme of this year’s conference is “Navigating through Uncertainty: The Changing World for Executive Search”. Conference registration is exclusively for executive search professionals and HR executives.

Session topics include social technology, executive compensation, board roles and responsibilities, and CEO transitions.

Confirmed speakers include Bryan Armstrong, Managing Director, FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications Practice; Jenne K. Britell, PhD, Chairman, United Rentals; James Citrin, Co-Leader, North American Board & CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart; Kenneth Daly, President & CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors; Thomas Flannery, Global Practice Leader - Board Services, Boyden; Fernando Magalhaes Portella, CEO, Grupo Jereissati; David Swinford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Meyer & Partners

The complete agenda, speaker bios, venue information and nearby hotel information is available at .

About Barry Libert:
Barry Libert, Chairman of OpenMatters is an advisor to CEOs and their boards specializing on the impact of new technologies on corporate strategy and shareholder risks and rewards.  Barry has spent the last decade investing in and building social media and mobile companies that together manage more than 15,000 customer and employee social networks with 40 million members for 350 leading brands.  In addition, Barry has co-authored 5 books on the value of social technologies and open innovation in organizations. He has also appeared in publications including WSJ, Barrons, Institutional Investor, and Forbes.  He is a regular speaker on the impact of social, mobile and cloud technologies on leaders and their need to develop and recruit new skills.


This article was written by Andrea Falk from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

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