Whether our client be at a start-up stage, in a moment of dis­con­ti­nu­ity and change or growth and con­sol­i­da­tion, at Glasford each project is a Peo­ple Dis­cov­ery journey.
Explo­ration starts by lis­ten­ing: to the strate­gic frame­work and busi­ness mod­el, and how cor­po­rate vision and mis­sion shape the orga­ni­za­tion­al structure.
We also care­ful­ly lis­ten to peo­ple, fol­low­ing a qual­i­ta­tive approach and thanks to our assess­ment tools. A deep under­stand­ing beyond man­age­ment skills, to find out the cul­tur­al fit between the cor­po­rate and the person’s values.
This jour­ney is accom­plished with the gen­er­a­tive con­nec­tion occur­ring between cor­po­rate cul­ture and manager’s voca­tion. This can be ampli­fied with devel­op­ment and man­ag­er train­ing projects, busi­ness suc­ces­sion plan­ning, advi­so­ry ser­vices to man­age cul­tur­al change, projects designed to enhance the company’s orga­ni­za­tion­al capital.

At Glasford we lead this process based on our bedrock – Three dimen­sion­al and Co-design part­ner­ships – which under­lies our approach to Exec­u­tive Search.


A three-dimensional approach


Explo­ration is based on a three-dimen­sion­al approach:

  • Ver­ti­cal, in the struc­tured under­stand­ing of skills in dif­fer­ent cor­po­rate roles.
  • Hor­i­zon­tal, in the cross-indus­try under­stand­ing and in the map­ping of mar­kets, to offer a wider range of solu­tions and opportunities.
  • In depth, in the under­stand­ing of the manager’s cul­ture and biog­ra­phy relat­ed to corporate’s val­ues and vision.

Explor­ing these three dimen­sions is the only way to sup­port the com­pa­ny in its evo­lu­tion, pro­ject­ing it to the future.



Dis­cov­er­ies are pos­si­ble only when new per­spec­tives are built together.
Co-design is not lim­it­ed to defin­ing and shar­ing both orig­i­nal and final goals, it is revealed through­out the whole jour­ney. With a joint assess­ment of pos­si­ble risks and lim­i­ta­tions, but also choos­ing how to face and over­come them. To build a rela­tion­ship that will not end once our project is completed.