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Go ahead. Tell your people how to quit.

With more years in talent management than I’d like to admit, one of my biggest pet peeves is how employees quit their jobs and how employers facilitate their departures. Since the “great resignation” seems to be one of the only issues employers are talking about lately, perhaps it’s finally time…
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May 19, 2022
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What Daughters Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

As a dad to four accomplished daughters, I did a fair share of reflecting this past Women’s History Month about what it takes to make a great leader. It turns out my daughters have been the best teachers in understanding the traits necessary for high-performing leaders. This came as a…
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April 3, 2022
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Can Your Business Convert to a “COVID19” Economy?

A Slowdown Like No Other We have been through slowdowns in the 20 years from our inception. Each had different characteristics, but all impacted broad manufacturing and service sectors. We have weathered each, looking for opportunity where we could find it. We are not unlike the many businesses today, seeking…
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March 26, 2020
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6 Ways to Evaluate Your Leadership in Uncertain Times

M y business partner is fond of saying that a lot of people could run General Motors when times are good, but only a small handful of people on the planet can when the economy takes a down-turn. In essence, true leadership comes to light when the sea churns and…
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March 23, 2020
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Reflections on 20 Years of Executive Search

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same Twenty years ago, I was told that our industry was dead, done in by the internet, with places like Monster and fly-by-night job boards revolutionizing our fractured and aimless industry. Networks of companies with huge databases of talent were going…
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November 26, 2019
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Five Questions to Ask a Prospective Employer

A s corporate America appears to embrace a “continuous learning” strategy, executives must prepare for addressing a rapidly changing job market. They must also be prepared to make a solid selection of a potential new employer when the opportunities are seemingly infinite or slim. Ask executives who are transitioning positions…
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May 28, 2019