Between Opportunities? Take ACTION!

Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO Unless you just sold your company after several years of hard work and are now counting your millions while on sabbatical, the experience of being “between opportunities” can be frustrating and possibly a little scary. As an...

What Variety Means for Successful Leaders

Don Kennedy, Managing Partner At GM Ryan, we spend our days working with clients, investors and candidates to make a transformational impact on their collective futures. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly, and one that we are incredibly passionate about...

Busy vs Productive – The Curse of Creative Avoidance

Brian Mitchell, CEO & Managing Partner Early in my career, I was hired as an entry-level salesperson in the telecommunication industry. It was an incredible business training ground in retrospect and I'm very lucky to have had an opportunity to learn and achieve...

Is Your Top Talent Running TO Something, or FROM Something?

By Don Kennedy, Managing Partner I’ve been thinking a lot about talent retention and career development through a few different lenses lately. As an operator for the better part of the last twenty years, I took a lot of pride in the teams we built and the talent we...

Do you have a strong work ethic?

I don’t understand people who don’t try to carry their weight. I don’t really want to understand them. Lack of talent is one thing, but lack of effort is inexcusable. If you asked every one of your co-workers “do you have a strong work ethic?”, I’d bet very few if any...

Four Simple Questions for the Ad Tech Market

By Don Kennedy, Managing Partner My experience in the advertising technology world dates back to late 1999 when I was first getting to know the founding team at Advertising.com. Since those early days, I have had the privilege to work with thousands of clients and...

Productivity vs. Activity

You’ve got a lot on your mind. Both personally and professionally, we all lead demanding lives and find ourselves pulled in different directions, responding to different pressures both constant and unanticipated. Life can be stressful. Some of these stresses are...

1 + 1 = 3

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,...

Don’t Work With Clown Recruiters

By Brian Mitchell, CEO & Managing Partner I am in the conversation business – I talk with people over the phone, video calls, meal and coffees, in my office, in their office, at industry events, and other formal and informal scenarios. I really enjoy meeting...

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