Ted Bililies, Ph.D.
Managing Director, New York
Businesses face fast-moving disruptions on multiple fronts. Digitization, generational divides, and the rise of the gig economy have made leading and structuring organizations increasingly complex and high-stakes endeavors. Successful companies put the right people in the right roles to work toward clear and measurable goals. Our team combines behavioral science with business expertise to help companies select the best leaders and build aligned leadership teams and scalable organizational designs. Using our industry knowledge and proprietary tools, we develop and reinforce the values, beliefs, and behaviors that help businesses succeed.
Forces of disruption are transforming every aspect of business—and of life. In light of the many and simultaneous disruptions we are and will be living through, what capabilities must leaders possess to manage disruption’s challenges and capitalize on its opportunities? AlixPartners' experts have identified the core capabilities that define what we call the transformative leader—the leader who will provide the comfort and calm that their followers need in times of crisis. Continue reading to learn more.
For seven years, the AlixPartners Annual Private Equity (PE) Leadership Survey has identified the gaps in communication, expectation, and urgency between investors and the leaders of their portfolio companies (portcos). Not every deal is made or broken on the numbers alone. In today’s business landscape, potent forces, including escalating disruption and the heightened competition for the best talent, determine how strongly a portco's culture supports—or imperils—the strategic direction spelled out for the business.
After having served as Special Advisor to the CEO of the Year Award for the past several years, AlixPartners Managing Director Ted Bililies has worked closely with the Selection Committee CEOs to define the essential qualities of leadership and to evaluate some of the finest leaders in. At this year’s ceremony, Ted sat down with Chief Executive Magazine Editor-in-Chief Dan Bigman, and 2020 CEO of the Year Brian Moynihan of Bank of America, to interview Ken Frazier, former CEO of Merck and 2021 CEO of the Year, to learn their perspectives on leadership. Continue reading for insights and takeaways from their conversation.
How does authenticity contribute to culture? Do you think there is a paradigm shift, or just an elevation of empathy due to disruption?
These are the kinds of questions leaders are struggling with as they navigate through seismic changes in markets and customer priorities, and face a myriad of unprecedented challenges. There is a need for role models.
Ted Bililies, Managing Director of the Transformative Leadership practice interviews a select group of renowned founders, experts, and CEOs who embody the key qualities of a transformative leader.
In a world transformed by relentless disruption, executives need fresh strategies to tackle their toughest challenges—including driving business growth, developing talent, and navigating risk.
AlixPartners’ Leadership Series, presented in partnership with Chief Executive magazine, offers leaders advice and insights vital for guiding their organizations to sustained success.
We've identified five essential competencies that set transformative leaders apart. The good news is that every executive, manager, and employee in any organization can build transformative leadership skills. And they should. Their organization's future—and possibly even their own future—will depend on it.