22 cities, 45 days, and 143 meetings. Over the past month, I’ve been shadowing CEO Alain Dehaze as he leads The Adecco Group’s global operations. Placing over 3.5 million people in jobs around the world annually, the company’s impact powers industry development globally.
Coming from the startup space, I’d had a bit of experience consulting with bigger companies, but never working at one – and certainly not in a leadership position. So it goes without saying that I was eager to see the blueprint of how such a large company operated and what leadership looked like at this scale.
At the start of my CEO for One Month placement, I was challenged to expand my perspective, think from a global point of view, and adapt to change at a rapid pace. It’s been an experience unlike any other, and it’s left me with a new perspective on the business world. Here’s what I learned over the course of my month with CEO Alain Dehaze.