How do You KNOW you are Hiring the very Best?

How do You KNOW you are Hiring the very Best?

How do you know you are hiring the very best? To understand, you must calibrate candidates against a large pool of similar candidates. Some people are very good at selling themselves in interviews, but they fail at actually performing. In executive recruiting terms,...

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Using LinkedIn to Hire Exceptional Leadership

Using LinkedIn to Hire Exceptional Leadership

LinkedIn is an excellent tool for all seasoned recruiters and hiring managers to identify potential talent. But, like a resume, LinkedIn profiles are propaganda, not a list of accomplishments, results, failures, and lessons but a marketing tool limited to career...

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Do I Hire a First Time CEO or a Proven One?

Do I Hire a First Time CEO or a Proven One?

Do I hire a First Time CEO or a Seasoned Professional CEO? I am often asked this by Boards of Directors, and my answer is always: it depends. This decision depends on the business hurdles you want to conquer and what stage your company is at. Are you on a public...

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Virtual Trust – Part 3

Virtual Trust – Part 3

Virtual Trust – Building Rapid Trust: Assess and Verify When we are hiring people to join our client's teams, we are closely looking into the person's work history. We explore the character traits this person possesses and how the person communicates trust. We listen...

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Virtual Trust – Part 2

Virtual Trust – Part 2

This is part 2 of a three-part series. How Can I Demonstrate Trust in a Virtual World? We have been living and adapting to fewer in-person meetings and interviews. Meeting online in a video room can be more productive for people who already are familiar with each...

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Virtual Trust – Part 1

Virtual Trust – Part 1

How can you trust the candidate without meeting them in person? This is the first in a 3 part series of blogs written as a tool for you to use during busy times when an in-person meeting is impossible. This tool will help you identify trustworthy candidates you cannot...

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How to Spot a Liar in an Interview

How to Spot a Liar in an Interview

How Does Human Nature Affect Your Ability to Assess Honesty in Candidates? Have you ever met someone and instantly liked and trusted them, only to find out later that you had been misled? Have you ever trusted your gut and later discovered that you did not assess...

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Why Cant I Hire my First Choice Candidate?

Why Cant I Hire my First Choice Candidate?

Why Can’t I Hire My First Choice Candidate? Five Factors to Consider How to win and influence your top candidates. Undoubtedly, it is always a competitive employment market for top talent. Salaries are increasing, traffic is worsening, and top talent often has...

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Hiring Unicorn Leaders

Hiring Unicorn Leaders

Implementing a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy is paramount to attracting and acquiring rare, hard-to-find leadership talent. This strategy should involve a combination of targeted sourcing, employer branding, and personalized engagement tactics. Here is a...

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Top 5 Attributes of Winning Leadership Teams

Top 5 Attributes of Winning Leadership Teams

I need a highly capable leader to lead my science/medical/ technology/clinical/digital health/life sciences company; how do I start, and what do I need to do next? I have a saying, “Common sense is not so common,” – so what is natural for some is not easily...

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Identifying Fit in C-Suite candidates

Identifying Fit in C-Suite candidates

How do you verify in a few interviews how well an executive will get along with your team? You meet a great executive-level candidate, and you think this person could help you get the desired results. You think to yourself, this person will get along GREAT with my...

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Avoid Hiring Other Company’s Rejects

Avoid Hiring Other Company’s Rejects

Candidates have become far more sophisticated at marketing themselves. Through LinkedIn, resume writing services, and social media, they have become experts at influencing you with their resume, interview skills, and persona. Unfortunately, that also means it’s...

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How Brand Matters – Choosing Top C-Suite Talent

How Brand Matters – Choosing Top C-Suite Talent

You, as a brand, is a popular concept. It seems that people are embracing this concept and communicating their brand in their LinkedIn profiles, Twitter handles, resumes, and other social media profiles. How does this apply to the selection and hiring of top C-Suite...

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Hiring Exceptional Leaders – Defining Chemistry

Hiring Exceptional Leaders – Defining Chemistry

Executive recruiters consistently hear from clients – “we chose the candidate because we felt he had the right chemistry.” While this sounds good, how do you define Chemistry? Our clients seem to know when the right candidate is interviewed instinctively and usually...

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Using LinkedIn to Hire Exceptional Leadership

Using LinkedIn to Hire Exceptional Leadership

LinkedIn is a great tool for recruiters and hiring managers to identify potential talent. But, like a resume, LinkedIn profiles are considered marketing material, not a full list of accomplishments, results, failures, and lessons, limited to career highlights used by...

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What Investors Look for In Management Teams

What Investors Look for In Management Teams

I was recently asked to join an investor panel, and we were presenting to other investors about how we perform due diligence on a company’s management team. As you may know, investors evaluate three categories when considering an investment: The technology/service,...

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What to Do – Keeping The RIGHT Candidates Engaged

What to Do – Keeping The RIGHT Candidates Engaged

We have all experienced it – make the offer and boom, and your leadership candidate declines. WHAT??? How does this happen? After all, you got verbal acceptance, checked references, and the last thing you know is that the candidate was all in. Or were they? Probably...

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Five Attributes of the Ideal CEO

Five Attributes of the Ideal CEO

As a highly respected management consultant focused on helping companies hire exceptional talent, I understand the importance of finding the right individuals to contribute to an organization's success. While different roles may require specific skills and...

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Back Door References : Helpful or Not?

Back Door References : Helpful or Not?

You are recruiting an executive for a critical role. You have hired a search professional because you have run out of network. The senior recruiter has met your team, understands your company goals and objectives, and pulls together a targeted position description....

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