Leadership Development

“In the next 10 years 40% of all S&P 500 companies will disappear from this list”

Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations.


As among our executive search and management assessment a clients have been some of the best companies in the world and family/entrepreneurial businesses and most of the employers of choice in Romania we have had the opportunity to learn from each.

We have been lucky to be exposed to their leadership standards and challenges and have been also sometimes part of building the standards together with their management teams. These clients have been trusting us to support their key executives’ development not only for the punctual situations that needed to be addressed but for preparing their entire teams embrace the future and become some of the most admired ones.

Their trust helped us become a top 3 executive search and leadership development player in our market for most of our existence. We became shareholders in a top 10 global executive search organization (IIC Partners) since year two from startup.  Most clients consider us the best in quality and with a service beyond expectations.

For this, we are deeply honored, especially that our mission is to significantly impact the business world to consider moral values as the primary and critical focus in hiring, promoting & firing.  We are committed to recruit and develop value creation driven leaders.

We have continuously tried to adapt and have never taken success for granted.  Always challenging the status quo and anticipating the evolution of the needs of the business environment, of the executives, we realized that both executives and companies need more than ever external support for performing into and adapting to these exponentially changing environments.

We strongly believe that moral values, determination, adaptability, curiosity, willingness to experiment, EQ and compassion are mandatory features for today’s leaders along of course professional competence and we have been focusing on increasing our capabilities to assess and support leaders’ development.

All of our services have been developed having in mind support in adaptation and in creating the contexts and climates to sustain/grow a moral, value creation driven, exponential leadership mindset.

In this program, we combine first-hand experience and knowledge from our executive search assignments with thousands of senior managers, from our own business and entrepreneurial experience doubled by the best in academic thinking, to enable you and your leadership teams to successfully navigate through this new environment.

Our Executive Leadership Program is a modular journey meant to bring participants the latest leadership benchmarks, tools and techniquest to enhance health, productivity and create long - lasting positive behavioral changes. It is about:

  1. Context/Shared purpose/the right mindset in a future ready company        
  2. Life Balance & Health – the foundation for high, sustainable performance
  3. Future Ready Executive leadership
    Leading in Complexity & Uncertainity/Thriving in Change
    1. Character Superpower. Ensuring sustainable value creation.
    2. Emotional Intelligence & Balance* Superpower. Experimenting tools & techniques
    3. Adaptive Intelligence Superpower
    4. Stakeholder Management & Teamwork Superpower. From Silos to Bridges
    5. Succession & Hiring the right people          
    6. Leading Change business simulation in collaboration with prendo - Worlds Leading Business Simulations                                                      

Note: timing could vary depending on the group interactions and questions from the audience.

There are module extensions (in addition to the above) that could be done as well, based on the preference of our clients. They are performed in co-delivery with renown international scientists, executives and faculty from top business schools. For details contact us on execdev@kmtrust.com

These changes are not just about “going digital” but may actually require a whole new business and leadership model, mindset, governing principles, retention and hiring practices and ultimately touches on every business aspect.

Leadership teams

Open format for executives

Our most popular and core offering aimed at executive and senior leadership teams within a company.

Offers the benefit of adapting the curriculum to specific company context and industry.

Open format aimed at executives and senior leaders from multiple companies.

It is available only with pre-booking, several times a year.

To inquire about the next available date, please email romania@kmtrust.com

To this standard program, there are several other modules* and services** to be tailored to your needs.

*Diversity, Cross Cultural Leadership

*Driving Change

*Stakeholder Management

*Transition Management

*Personal Board of Advisors/Mind Trust


Their purpose is to take the team from the awareness and interest generated in the up to 2-day program, to actual follow-up and measurement on the action plans drafted by participants. Among these:

**3-6 follow up sessions - each 1 month apart - involving board meeting shadowing plus team/one-on-one feedback and feedforward sessions;

** 1 full board assessment - to evaluate the degree to which the board is able to steer the company in the right direction;

** One-on-one coaching

The program is held by Radu Manolescu.

Radu is the Managing Partner of K.M.Trust & Partners and also a co-founder and non-executive partner in middle management recruitment firm Key2Success. He is a certified coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

You can see Radu’s complete profile here or on http://www.kmtrust.com/consultants/radu-manolescu

Interested in this service? Get in touch

For executives looking for a career change/transition, kindly register to Not Actively Looking, our partner platform who hosts our database starting May 2018 - https://notactivelylooking.com/connect/KMTRUST

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Other services

  • Executive Search

    We are a Retained Executive Search & Leadership Consulting firm specialized in searches for C Level Recruitment/Management Board. For the other managerial and specialists roles we have  Key2Success.

  • Leadership Development

    We run our businesses in very volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments. How should we, leaders, managers, members of the executive boards run our companies in the face of such technological upheavals?

  • Executive Coaching

    More than 8 years of successful executive coaching experience with measurable results.

  • Executive Assessment

    A critical aspect in achieving results and addressing any strategy is the quality, suitability and readiness of the human resource to achieve those plans with. Without a proper understanding of the senior management team’s character, capabilities and potential it is difficult to assess whether the objectives are realistic or will ever be achieved.

  • Recruitment & Selection via K2S, our mid-management recruitment entity

    Our firm for mid management recruitment and assessment.

  • Open Executive programs in co-delivery with top business schools’ faculty

    The Leadership Development Program for leadership teams celebrated 10 years early this year. The amazingly honoring feedback received from the participants over the last years has encouraged us to enter a new area, the Open Executive Programs, performed in co-delivery with renowned business executives or top business schools/ faculty we have met along the way and that have proven to pursue a similar mission as ours: ”Helping companies live their values while having a memorable positive impact in the lives of the people we work with”.

  • Human Resources Services

    The Human Resources Services Business Unit (HRS BU) is a new division added to the existent business of the K.M.Trust Group*, with the aim to provide premium quality HR solutions to companies looking for such support.