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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Hiring Exceptional Talent – Trusting Your Gut

Hiring Exceptional Talent – Trusting Your Gut

As an executive recruiter, I hear from clients that the candidate they like just “has the right feel – and know in their gut.” This sounds great. How can you be sure that this person will perform? You must be sure when over 40% of external executive hires fail in the...

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Assessments – An Important Tool for Hiring

Assessments – An Important Tool for Hiring

Why are some executives considered great decision makers and others only good or adequate? Great decision makers know when to delegate decisions, understand the risk of not delegating decisions, and when it is critical to make the call themselves. These great decision...

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Can a Nice CEO be Effective?

Can a Nice CEO be Effective?

Can you be a Successful CEO and Still be Nice? I recently had lunch with a serial successful CEO (more than 1 successful company he led to significantly increased shareholder value). We talked about the requirements for successful CEOs. I was curious, and I wanted to...

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The Trust Equation – The elements of Trust at work

The Trust Equation – The elements of Trust at work

Trust is the cornerstone for all good business relationships. No deal will proceed in the absence of Trust, and nothing grows into a going concern without it: No hiring, no scale, no sales, no mergers, no fundraising, no increase in value. While most of us perceive or...

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Top 5 Attributes for Winning Leadership Teams

Top 5 Attributes for Winning Leadership Teams

I need a highly capable leader to lead my science/medical/ technology/clinical group, 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 accomplished for others. Hiring special...

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Search Completion Announcement – Jagi Gill

Search Completion Announcement – Jagi Gill

Jagi Gill has been appointed as independent board of directors, member for ZKR Orthopedics. Jagi has extensive experience as a founder, and management member of orthropedics companies. He was the founder and CEO of Tenex Health, OrthoCor, and others. He is currently...

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