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People problem fixer

Krishnan Rajagopalan, who heads Heidrick & Struggles, talks about the "new breed of leader" organisations seek and how he plans to take the business forward in a digital world.

"I'm fairly direct. I'm very hands-on. I tend to like people who are fast - speed counts for me. We see the world changing fast and you need to accelerate your performance." Krishnan Rajagopalan.

WHEN it comes to solving business problems, the "who" is more important than the "what", declares Krishnan Rajagopalan. What the veteran consultant means is this: more often than not, the leader driving the outcome matters more than the solution itself. It is a conclusion that he has reached...

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