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Leadership & culture

Great leadership and culture matter

Reinventing for sustainable value

Explore how responsible leaders can profitably embed sustainability without completely tearing up the traditional business case.

"We need to create new ways of working that reflect the changing world outside and inside our organizations, and enable us to respond to the unexpected opportunity or threat with speed and accuracy."

— Simon Hayward, Managing Director – Leadership & Culture, Lead
Reinventing for resilience: A CEO's guide

What makes some companies more resilient than others? Read the new report to find out.


Leadership & culture strategy

Working with you through diagnosis and design to unlock potential and prepare your organization for the future in a hypercompetitive world.

Leadership assessment

Assessing and benchmarking future-relevant capability through analytics and psychological assessment for successful leader selection and development.

Culture activation

Using data and insights to experiment and drive behavior changes, to drive growth and build human-centric organisations which are adaptive and customer-focused.

Leadership development

Changing behavior and developing the capabilities of managers, leaders and teams to become more purposeful, connected, responsible and agile through insight, learning and experimentation.


Enhancing C-Suite and board transformations

Reinventing the way we lead and work together

By the numbers


of managers say the pandemic has changed how they think about their work and leadership.


more human potential unlocked by leaders better managing peoples’ everyday work experiences.


more likely to report 5-10% revenue growth over next 12 months when CEOs hold themselves and their teams accountable for leaving people net better off.


of CEOs say citizen trust will be critical to their competitiveness in the next five years.

Unlocking human potential through psychological safety

Psychological safety: Crack the work behavior code

Psychological safety empowers teams and builds a future-proof work culture. Ilhan Scheer explains how to get employees into the flow zone.

The Agile Leader

What we think

Decarbonizing the future of metals and mining

Companies that develop leaders with behavioral characteristics aligned to the five elements of responsible leadership can accelerate decarbonization.

The CHRO as a growth executive

Focusing the power of data, tech and people to accelerate reinvention—and a new vision for growth.

Future of work research

Is work evolving in ways that energize people? Accenture research shows that people want to be supported at work and benefit from hybrid work.


Built for change: Reimagining the future of work

Case studies

Equity, diversity and inclusion at IKEA

IKEA partnered with Accenture to assess and enhance its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, setting ambitious goals for greater equality.

Empowering employees to experiment and grow

How culture change and training initiatives have helped insurance company UNIQA start a movement.

Delivering a winning company culture

UK parcel carrier Yodel transforms its business by introducing a more agile leadership approach.

Shaping responsible leadership

Developing the leaders and organizations we need for sustainable impact.

Workforce blog

Our leaders

Eric Pliner

Managing Director – Leadership & Culture, Lead

Dr Simon Hayward

Managing Director – Leadership & Culture, Lead

Joe Hildebrand

Managing Director – Leadership & Culture, Europe Lead

Shannon Adkins

Managing Director – Talent & Organization

Alison Tickner

Managing Director – Leadership & Culture, Growth Markets Lead

Nadine Smart

Managing Director – Leadership & Culture, Talent Lead

Ilhan Scheer

Managing Director – Talent & Organization

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