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About Price Harding

Price is Founding Partner of CarterBaldwin, which has grown to be one of the forty largest Executive Search firms in the US. He has been principal consultant on more than 300 successfully completed recruiting engagements for C-Level leadership, Officers, and Directors for privately held and publicly traded companies. Price also leads CarterBaldwin’s rapidly growing university and non-profit search practice. Prior to entering the recruitment industry twenty five years ago, Price served as Director of Operations for an equipment manufacturing company. Read more ...

The Single Most Important Role of a CEO

2019-12-17T00:07:04+00:00By |

Even as I write the title, I know that it is audacious. Nobody could so precisely synthesize the unending responsibilities of a CEO into a single most important role. But we believe there is one … A simple search of the internet indicates that this is not the first time someone has attempted to crystalize the [...]

Measuring Trust

2018-08-30T21:19:55+00:00By |

When we conduct a search for an executive who will succeed in a leadership role with one of our clients we take into consideration what we believe to be the four critical components of a successful “fit.”  These elements of fit include the skill set that the executive brings to the table, the cultural match with [...]

When Servant Leadership becomes…Leader Servantship

2018-08-30T21:19:55+00:00By |

I taught high school Sunday School for nearly a decade.  One of my students was the quarterback of the local football team, and whenever I asked him a question that he was not sure of the answer, he would smile real big and slowly say “Jesus”?   No kidding…he got a scholarship to Princeton. As “Jesus” was [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Consider External Candidates

2018-08-30T21:19:55+00:00By |

In that we are an executive search firm, it may seem fairly self-serving to include, in our newsletter, an article advocating external hires. The obvious truth is that our entire industry goes away if organizations quit recruiting leadership from the outside. And yet, surprisingly, internal promotions are equally critical to the success of the executive search [...]

The Decision to Hire – Not a “No-Brainer”

2018-08-30T21:19:55+00:00By |

Some years ago, I placed Diana (true story - but not her real name) as a mid-level executive in a fairly large financial services company that had offices and people distributed across the globe. The role Diana accepted was brand new and was still being defined, but her future boss had assured Diana that the two [...]

The Components of Christian Calling

2018-08-30T21:19:56+00:00By |

What is God’s will for my life?  Anyone who has ever led a small group or a Sunday school class of high school or college age students will recognize this as the most frequently asked question and the most popular topic of study.  This article is not about that. But it is about a parallel topic [...]

Managing Involuntary Terminations

2019-12-16T23:53:04+00:00By |

You like the employee. He or she has not stolen anything, threatened violence or incited riots, but this person is just not working out within your organization. You know it and, more importantly, your team knows it. You need to make a change, but before you do, you have a big decision to make: Do you [...]