Career Changes – Measure Your Inflection Point

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO I get a lot of inbound inquiries, typically a dozen a day, from professionals at varying stages of their careers seeking to understand how GM Ryan might be able to support them while in transition. Through 1000’s of conversations, I’ve learned that “in transition” can mean different things Read More

Crisis or Opportunity?

Crisis or Opportunity? By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO We all go through periods when the waters are calm and other times, sometimes seemingly suddenly, when we can’t imagine the waves crashing any harder or unpredictably in our lives. Moments of crisis can bring on panic, but they also tend to bring great clarity Read More

1 + 1 = 3

By Brian Mitchell, CEO & Managing Partner You can’t do it all by yourself. You may be incredibly talented and dynamic but personal skills are simply not scalable. If you really want to build, you’ll need help from committed and competent partners and/or supporters. When a General Contractor builds a house, she doesn’t build it Read More

5 Key Principles in the War for Talent

By Brian Mitchell, CEO & Managing Partner Great people are critical to the success of every business. Hiring them, however, is easier said than done. The best are rare, challenging to find, and even harder to attract. Competition for them is intense. Retaining these marketable professionals can also be a challenge. Smart board members and Read More

Strange Days…..Fill Them with Gratitude

by Brian Patrick Mitchell, CEO & Managing Partner.  Hello out there! We are all adjusting to this evolving “new normal” in ways unique to our individual situations as well as experiences and feelings we are all experiencing in common. I was thinking this blog should be about working remotely or employee morale or maintaining payroll Read More

Unselfishness Serves YOUR Interests….Win-Win-WON!

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Business inherently involves a lot of transactions in one form or another. B2C transactions take place all day everyday – we buy a cup of coffee, or purchase something at a store or online. In B2B environments, transactions take place constantly as well – we purchase telecom and Read More

2019 Review…2020 Planning

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. So, here we are, and 2019 is coming to a close. Regardless if it’s been a great year or a down year, it’s about to be in the rearview and is the ideal time to examine what we’ve accomplished (and not). It’s that time where previous business plans Read More

Thank You Notes…..Don’t Screw It Up!

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO.  I recently had a situation where a 20+ year executive interviewing for a C-level role failed to send the interviewing CEO a “thank you” note at any point following the meeting. This is a compelling role at a cool company with aggressive compensation so it’s attracting a highly Read More

Has Your Cheese Been Moved?

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Have you ever read the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” It’s an easy reading parable about two mice (Scurry and Sniff) and two little people (Hem and Haw). Scurry and Sniff relentlessly scour a maze looking for cheese. They don’t overthink it, they’re engaged only in the present Read More

Between Gigs? KEEP MOVING

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO Over the years, I’ve heard many hiring managers and even more recruiters describe the condition of the employment market. “It’s a candidate-driven market these days”, “there’s a war for top talent”, “it’s so competitive for good people, even average candidates command a lot of opportunities”. These sayings convey Read More

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