YSC is the world’s premier provider of leadership strategy services. Leadership strategy is the intentional design of the individual leadership styles, the team dynamics and interactions, and the workplace culture that are most likely to enable successful achievement of an organization’s desired future state. We help organizations understand if they have the leadership they need for success, and we work with them to get there.
YSC is an eclectic group of professionals grounded in the rigor of the behavioural sciences and practical realities of commercial and organizational demands. Our consultants help organizations connect the dots between business strategy and leadership. We create a consistent experience for individuals and organizations globally, but with careful attention to the needs of the local markets and cultures where they operate.
- We are more than 225 employees in 20 offices across 15 countries around the world.
- Our consultants have varied professional backgrounds and hold advanced degrees and industry credentials in psychology, organizational behaviour, management, adult learning and leadership, and related fields.
What We Do
In the 30 years YSC has been practicing in the leadership development space, we have partnered with more than 50% of the FTSE 100, and nearly 20% of the global Fortune 500 to help those leaders achieve their future business strategies. Our services include:
- CEO succession planning and board development.
- Executive assessment and development for individual leaders.
- High-performing team development.
- Inclusive leadership and diversity services.
- Services for private equity firms and portfolio companies (pre-deal, due diligence, post-deal integration and firmed-focus capability transfer).
YSC’s approach to leadership strategy helps organizations understand their current leadership against what they need in order to achieve their desired future state. We largely focus on the top five to ten percent of leaders within the organizations that we partner with globally. We bring a collaborative spirit to our work—everything that we do is done with our clients, rather than done to them. This allows for trusting relationships that go deep and effect meaningful change in the way leaders conduct themselves and evolve their organizations. Through this approach, we uncover insights that will help answer these critical questions:
- Do you have the leadership to achieve your future business strategy?
- If not, how can you build the leadership, interactions and culture to drive change for the future?
- And if you can’t, what leadership and cultural transformations will make your strategy possible?
Leadership Consultant Role
We are currently recruiting for Leadership Consultants at all levels (Senior Consultant, Managing Consultant and Director) for our Europe team. We are looking for self-motivated, personable, savvy individuals with significant and diverse experience in our field to join our Consulting team. Individuals with an entrepreneurial or pioneering spirit who are skilled at developing business, bringing great insights to clients, collaborating, relationship building and thinking flexibly thrive at YSC as do people who are comfortable with ambiguity, have an inquiring, innovative mind, and a strong learning orientation.
As a YSC consultant, you operate at senior levels with clients across the public and private sectors internationally, including large corporates and Private Equity backed businesses.
You work with clients across their entire people agenda: helping them to make key people decisions based on rigorous assessment, coaching and developing their leaders, benchmarking their levels of talent, identifying potential, and helping them ensure they have effective succession plans. You help our clients develop high performing teams, implement leadership development programmes and embed the values and culture necessary to achieve their business goals. Core to your work is developing deep insight into individuals, teams and organisational cultures.
This is an opportunity to add real value and have a genuine impact to the business world, working with brilliant, compassionate, insightful and inventive colleagues. You will have considerable opportunity in this challenging role, led by exposure to the world’s best companies and leaders. We help you to develop your skills, providing ongoing training as well as the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners.
Desired Skills & Experience
You should ideally have a Master’s degree or above in psychology, a behavioral science or a related field and a minimum of substantial demonstratable experience in several if not all of the following areas:
- Inclusion and diversity.
- Organizational consulting.
- Developing leaders and high performing teams.
- Deep psychological assessment of senior leaders and executives.
- Executive coaching.
- Workshop design and facilitation.
In addition, you should have a proven track record of developing new business, building networks and forming strategic, lasting partnerships with clients in large commercial, government or non-profit organizations. You should have successfully managed clients and stakeholders at the most senior levels of organizations.
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The YSC Team
Our best in class consultants are highly characterful, representing a range of backgrounds in the behavioral sciences and business, coming from different markets around the world and representing a wide range of social identities.
YSC partners with organizations around the world to identify and develop the leadership styles, interpersonal and team dynamics, and total cultures that are most likely to enable successful, sustained delivery of commercial and organizational performance.