Why use an Executive Search Firm

Companies retain an executive search firm when they want to identify the best possible candidate for a leadership position. Executive search firms specialize in reaching a broader, more diverse, and uniquely skilled network of candidates that companies typically can’t reach. Retained search firms generally have a trusted network and can more easily connect with passive … Continued

Successful Leadership Transitions

Executive transitions are difficult. The company is losing institutional knowledge and has to begin the process of identifying and training a new person. Executive transitions also impact the productivity of the team experiencing the change, can carry revenue implications in the short term, and affect the culture of the company. How can you ensure successful … Continued

Executive Leadership Styles

Successful executives are able to tap into a variety of approaches. Depending on the situation they are dealing with, they know what will motivate the team. The key is knowing how and when to use a specific approach. Executive leadership styles were the topic of a recent article in Inc. titled, These 7 Leadership Styles … Continued

2018 IBM C-Suite Study

Surveying more than 12,000 C-suite people globally, the 19th edition of the IBM Global C-suite Study provides surprising insights into how they view the foreseeable future of their businesses. Of note, for the first time in five years, technological factors was not the number one external force. Market forces claimed that spot which includes competition … Continued

Customer Experience and the C-Suite

As the past year began, we saw a significantly different corporate environment. Tax cuts from the new administration created a wave of growth and investment and added a few dollars to most employee paychecks. At the same time, unemployment continues to hover around 4%, the lowest it’s been in 18 years, and baby boomers are … Continued

CEO’s Lead Cybersecurity Initiatives

Cybersecurity has become a C-suite and board level issue. This is not surprising considering that data is now the world’s most valuable asset according to the Economist. And being uninformed on the issue is no longer acceptable, it’s time CEO’s lead cyber security initiatives. According to Tripwire VP Tim Erlin, “Accountability starts with the CEO, … Continued

What is a Retained Recruiter?

A retained recruiter primarily focuses on executive level searches at the VP, C-suite, and Board level. Though an executive recruiter can also be retained to find those hard to fill roles in middle management. Therefore, a retained search firm will work very closely with companies that have openings based on key criteria and criticality of … Continued

CEO Concerns

As we enter the final quarter of 2018, a key concern for CEO’s is the recent trade policies enacted by the administration. After another $200 billion in tariffs went into effect, the Business Roundtable reported that roughly two-thirds of CEO’s believe that these recent tariffs and resulting trade tensions will negatively affect their capital investment … Continued

Executive Hiring Secret Trait

Hiring a new executive is a difficult task. This person is going to have a significant impact on the organization. As a new hire, they can bring fresh thinking and innovation or create inner turmoil and decrease productivity. These hiring decisions should not be taken lightly. What most CEO’s and HR departments don’t realize is … Continued

Executive Diversity and Women of Color

We have mentioned the lack of diversity in leadership positions before. The challenge is real and the results might surprise you. Per McKinsey, “Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability. Companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely … Continued