Why Leaders Leave

Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as departure of leadership talent, especially in an environment of constrained supply of qualified professionals. As an executive search practice working to find leaders for design firms throughout the United States and beyond, Breuer Consulting Group deals daily with the factors that influence talent acquisition. Occasionally, we also conduct informal, non-scientific research on issues that design firms consider important in the process of building their leadership team.


We recently spoke with 20 leaders and executives whom we helped place in new positions since the beginning of 2015 and had frank conversations with them about their decision to leave. One of the key findings was that most leaders we spoke with were not actively seeking new opportunities. In fact, fewer than 20% of the respondents were looking for a change when we first contacted them. The reasons these leaders decided to make a move are varied, but there are some common themes that could benefit all firm owners in their relationships with their leaders.


To learn more about other key findings and obtain a complimentary copy of the report, please email Albertha Bradley at albertha@breuerconsulting.com.

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