Lee Hecht Harrison Recognized as One of Only Two Top Leadership Development Firms Advancing in Industry

Press Release

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (February 1, 2016) – ALM, formerly Kennedy Research Consulting & Advisory (KRCA), has recognized Lee Hecht Harrison as one of five Leadership Development firms to achieve the prestigious ALM Vanguard™ rating, and one of only two Vanguard status firms recognized as advancing the breadth and depth of their services since the last report conducted in 2013. Providers that achieve Vanguard status demonstrate either market leading depth in particular capabilities or meaningful depth across a broad spectrum of capabilities including leadership assessment, competency modelling, leadership capability development and learning design, as well as change, performance, succession, and career management.


Anywhere in the world you go, organizations are rethinking performance management, especially in the context of leadership development.

Vince Molinaro Global Managing Director, Strategic Solutions


Since the KRCA report in 2013, Lee Hecht Harrison’s (LHH) leadership development offering has thrived and continues to stand out in an increasingly competitive market by combining its leadership development and career management services to create integrated solutions that help companies transform and accelerate their leadership talent. The firm was recognized for its strength in every major market around the world. According to the latest report, “LHH’s leadership development consulting capabilities have strengthened significantly in the past two years. The firm deepened its consulting capabilities with the acquisition of Knightsbridge Human Capital and the recruitment of senior consulting talent leading the business in worldwide markets. These moves have improved LHH’s holistic understanding of leadership, and therefore, its ability to design development programs that generate accountable leaders who drive business results. LHH is widely recognized for a global delivery capability and has been called in to reboot complex, large-scale projects where other providers have failed. LHH also constantly innovates to meet emerging client needs. For example, the firm developed Next Gen Coaching Conversations™ when it recognized clients were rethinking performance management from an annual to ongoing process. Elevate Your Influence™ is a program designed to help organizations accelerate the development of mid-senior level female leaders.”

“Anywhere in the world you go, organizations are rethinking performance management, especially in the context of leadership development,” explains Vince Molinaro, Global Managing Director of Strategic Solutions at Lee Hecht Harrison. “The trend is towards a redesign that focuses less on evaluation and more on agile goal setting, regular feedback , and coaching; in short, transforming the process to be more developmental for both leaders and their teams.”

ALM’s Leadership Development Consulting report examines how providers are organizing, innovating, and going to market, to place a differentiated stake in a crowded ecosystem. The research assesses the leadership development consulting capabilities of 25 firms representing a cross-section of providers operating in the global marketplace; Leadership Capability Integrators who integrate leadership development into their broad portfolio of consulting services, and Leadership Talent Accelerators who specialize in talent management and leadership development. ALM identified 12 firms within the Leadership Talent Accelerators segment; however, only two firms were afforded the “advancing” Vanguard status for their particularly strong leadership position – one of those firms was Lee Hecht Harrison.

“Lee Hecht Harrison has had the privilege of working with some of the most impressive organizations around the world for almost half a century. We’ve developed strong relationships with our clients because we’ve proven they can trust us to deliver the solutions they need to enable their success,” said Pete Alcide, President and Chief Operating Officer at Lee Hecht Harrison. “Acquiring Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, hiring new consultants with fresh perspectives and approaches to leadership development, and continuing to innovate through our technology offering, are three ways that we have reaffirmed our commitment to clients that we will continue to put them first and provide new ideas and techniques to create real, sustainable change. Having ALM recognize that work as deserving of the prestigious Vanguard rating validates that LHH is delivering the right solutions at the right time.”

About Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH)

Lee Hecht Harrison (www.lhh.com) is the world’s leading career transition and talent development company. We help companies transform the composition and capabilities of their talent and workforce by helping employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop better careers, and transition to new jobs. Teams in more than 60 countries around the world leverage our proven programs and global experience to deliver tailored solutions that align talent with the needs of the business. We have the local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry leading technology necessary to simplify the complexity and reduce the risk associated with executing critical talent and workforce initiatives.

About ALM Intelligence

ALM Intelligence provides accurate and reliable market sizing and forecasts on consulting services worldwide, needs-analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services, timely and insightful intelligence on the top consulting firms in their respective markets, and operational benchmarks that measure consulting performance.

ALM Intelligence's research spans multiple service areas, client vertical industries, and geographies. Our analysts provide expert commentary at consulting industry events worldwide, and offer custom research for Management Consulting and IT Services firms. More information about ALM Intelligence is available at consulting.almintel.com

ALM Intelligence is part of ALM, a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's award-winning media properties. Headquartered in New York City with 18 offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. ALM was named among Folio: Magazine's Top Places to Work in Media in 2014. For more information, visit www.alm.com.

For further information, please contact:
Helene Cavalli
Vice President, Marketing
Lee Hecht Harrison
P 267.322.1300
E helene.cavalli@lhh.com

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