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Top 10 Reasons to Consider External Candidates

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 Decision to Hire – Not a “No-Brainer”

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 [...]

A Talent Shortage Still Exists for Business-Minded Professionals

There is a shortage of leaders-even in our current economic environment-who bring both specific technical expertise and strategic general business acumen to the table.  Smart organizations are looking for and hiring it. Smart leadership candidates are acquiring and marketing it. This shortage is magnified in technical professions like tax, accounting [...]

The Components of Christian Calling

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 [...]

Four Facts You Should Know About Working with Executive Recruiters

1) Individuals do not pay fees to search firms. Executive search firms are paid by the companies who hire them to fill a position, typically a fee of one-third of the job’s first-year compensation. Search firms are not working for you, but for their paying clients. Therefore, do not expect [...]

Winning at the Board Game

We are constantly being bombarded with the message that the business world is shrinking. One of the growing terms for this change is that the world is becoming flat. With the continued enhancements in technology and information availability, the ability for a company to isolate itself geographically is quickly disappearing. [...]