Category Archives: Other

Time To Write Your Story

I had the most interesting conversation last week with a client of mine. He told me he handed the President of his company a blank piece of paper and said, “The Paper is going to write a story about you and its ten years from now – what will it say?  Write it down”. Wow! While I […]

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Power Of The People

As the president of a busy executive search firm, I’ve observed thousands of leaders over the course of my 21-year run. Many leaders run amazing organizations that over time have grown considerably and have been very successful. Others, despite the same economic conditions, have not fared well. In analyzing the differences, there are some key […]

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Graduates, It’s Ok Not to Know

We are at that magical time of year when the seniors are donning their Caps and Gowns and are anticipating the excitement of graduation and the anticipation of the future ahead of them. It is normal to feel some level of apprehension; it’s a big deal to head off on your own, whether that is off […]

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Replacing Mr. Wonderful

We’ve all seen him and felt his presence. He is the magnanimous figure at the head of the corporate table and he is larger than life. He’s brilliant, charismatic and successful. He is also humble, warm and caring. His career began just like all of ours did. He started at the bottom; but for him, it was different. People noticed […]

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A New Way to Execute a Performance Review

Performance reviews of the past no longer work.  Today’s video is to get you thinking of new ways to evaluate your employees. Most of our clients conduct yearly reviews and simply go over last year’s performance.  They set goals for the New Year and then it’s back to work. Today’s employees want to have input […]

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Uniting Baby Boomers and Millennials

We have a new challenge in today’s workplace. This challenge is neither good nor bad; it simply is. This challenge is solving the friction being created by the value gap between two generations—the Baby Boomers and the Millennials—working together in today’s workplace. Why is this challenge more significant today? It started out with my parents’ […]

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Using Company Culture to Retain Talent

How can you align your values in order to hire (and retain) your best and brightest? I will go over a few key tips for you today. How many of you have hired someone that you thought would be just perfect only to discover that they just didn’t work out? I can’t tell you how […]

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It’s Been One Hell of a Ride

On June 2 I will have been in Executive search twenty years.  Twenty years is a long time to do anything, especially being a “headhunter”.  I hate that term by the way. Like most careers, it found me, I didn’t find it.  I was working for a women’s clothing company out of North Carolina when […]

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