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Trusting Your Gut

Trusting Your Gut

In my role as executive recruiter, I sometimes hear from clients that the candidate they like just "feels right - and know in my gut."  This sounds great, but how can you be sure that this person will perform? When over 40% of external executive hires fail in the...

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Potential vs. Capacity

Potential vs. Capacity

Sometimes, when we initiate a search project, the client requests sound similar to this:  "We want to hire an 'up and comer' or a 'high potential' candidate". Generally, the motivations are along this thought process: The candidate will work harder for us, they will...

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Three Steps to Calibrating Talent for Fit

Three Steps to Calibrating Talent for Fit

When I was in elementary school, I became frustrated working on teams selected by a numbering system. Some people understood the project goals and got to work. Others focused their effort on destroying what we built or picking fights. Some simply goofed off. I would...

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Search Completion Announcement – JJDC

Search Completion Announcement – JJDC

JJDC Hired Asha Nayak MD PhD   Vice President Investor Consumer Health Asha Nayak MD PhD Asha joins Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation with over 20 years of experience developing medical technologies. Throughout her career, Asha has focused on game-changing...

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Can a Nice CEO still be Effective?

Can a Nice CEO still be Effective?

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, I wanted to hear his point of view. What was important to...

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Assessments – Which Ones Work for Hiring and Why

Assessments – Which Ones Work for Hiring and Why

By the time we reach the executive ranks, we have all participated in assessments: DISC, Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Strengths Profile, etc. The problem with these assessments is that they are Ipsative, and unless the person has a high degree of self-awareness, these...

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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 really KNOW, you need to calibrate candidates against a large pool of similar candidates. Some people are very good at selling themselves in interviews, but when it comes to actual work performance they fail. In...

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Hire Exceptional Leadership Talent Using LinkedIn

Hire Exceptional Leadership Talent Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great tool for all seasoned recruiters and hiring managers use to identify potential talent. But, like a resume, LinkedIn profiles are a self-promotion tool, not a list of accomplishments, results, failures, and lessons but rather a marketing tool,...

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How Can I Stay Close and Focus My Team from Home?

How Can I Stay Close and Focus My Team from Home?

In this digital-age leaders are already vying for attention from their teams. The digital divide has happened.  People are distracted by social media, glued to their mobile devices for texts, email and calls. Now people are not even in the office anymore - no more...

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Why You Need a Plan, Not a Vision

Why You Need a Plan, Not a Vision

We have all done it. We have an opening for a key executive and get introduced to someone or meet someone at a coffee shop and think ... "that's the person for this job." You decide to hire that individual and everything seems to work out for the next 6 weeks. But...

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Search Completion Announcement

Search Completion Announcement

We are happy to announce that Jeff Mack has joined Potrero Medical as CFO, as the result of an extensive search process lead by Laura Raynak. Congratulations to the Potrero Team!   Jeff Mack joins Potrero with over 20 years of experience as a senior finance...

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Identifying “Fit” in Leadership Candidates

Identifying “Fit” in Leadership Candidates

"Fit" is a small word that can mean everything to the success of a company, a division or a start-up. Of course, candidates need to have skills and capacity to execute, as well, but "Fit" matters.  "Fit" can be nebulous and sometimes is mistaken for chemistry. ...

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