Executive Search

Executive Search is our core business. Finding the best fit top talent is a strategic priority for every organisation.
“What could possibly be more important than who gets hired…” Jack Welch

Our Approach

We work across all industries and our approach to Executive Search is based on a project management process, led by a senior consultant.

Industry focus

Our focus is on both public and private sector markets. This is carried out by our team of senior executive consultants who have extensive industry experience. Our search assignments are allocated according to industry focus and expertise.

State Owned Enterprises
Government Agencies
National Government
Provincial Government
Local Government

Financial Services

Our understanding of the pressing needs of our clients

  • Clients would like to fill leadership positions quickly, they however do not want to compromise on quality. Given executive search costs and timelines, clients need to be able to reduce the risk of candidates not performing to their level of expectations
  • Finding a suitable candidate capable of transitioning seamlessly while supporting the transition of their teams
  • Candidates capable of creating cohesive teams for high performance.
  • Market intelligence mapping – An in-depth Research and Analysis of the talent pool who may be suitable for executive and management roles.

Our Process

Planning Phase

Understanding our clients needs, business and culture, search context.
Agreeing on a role and candidate profile description.
Developing a search plan.

Identification and Assessment of Candidates

  • Direct search.
  • Network recommendations.
  • Propriety database search.
  • Internet and other candidate sources.
  • Integration of internal candidates.
  • Consultant interviews.
  • Telephone/Skype interviews.
  • Client progress reports.
  • Longlist review.


  • Shortlist of candidates.
  • Detailed assessment reports.
  • Client interviews.
  • Informal references.

Selecting Executives

  • Finalise reference checks.
  • Select finalists.
  • Contract negotiation.

Following up

  • Ensuring proper start.
  • Follow up consultation.
  • Continuing obligations.
  • Transition coaching

  • “Leadership Talent were recently retained to search for a Group COO, Executive Strategy, Monitoring & Org Performance as well as Executive Land & Property Development. Their candidate management processes as well as report writing has gone a long way in the both LEDA and its potential candidates build long lasting relationships and rapport.”
    MS SELAELO MAPONYA – Interim Executive Manager: Corporate Services
  • “AEMFC was recently in the market for a Chief Financial Officer and GM: Corporate Services. We can comfortably conclude that they remain one of our high performing services providers and therefore highly commend them for a job well done and recommend them to future clients.”
    MR LEMOGANG PITSOE – CEO, African Exploration Mining Finance Corporation (AEMFC)
  • “Leadership Talent has demonstrated the highest level of expertise in the field of executive recruitment.”
    Mr Lehlogonolo Masoga, Chief Executive Officer