Career Management: Put It in Print

By Brian Mitchell, CEO & Managing Partner. I speak with dozens of senior executives every week and I really enjoy the strategic dialog shared. Accomplished CXO’s sometimes unconsciously begin to describe a “career inflection point” they find themselves in: frustrated with some aspect of their current company, seeking a more entrepreneurial venture, want a bigger Read More

Hey CEO’s, get out of your way!!!

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO I work with a lot of entrepreneurial founders and growth operators, some of whom are brilliant in their lane and all of whom are passionate about their goals. Whether the goals are for making the world a better place through their product/solution/service or building a company that employs Read More

Should exceptional candidates work for you?

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO In March 2020, the world stopped in many respects including hiring. In the second quarter, companies laid off significant numbers of staff from junior team members to C-level executives and froze hiring in many departments no matter how great the need. In times of uncertainty, cash is king Read More

Recruiting – Methods Matter

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Founders are not always great managers and are often not great evaluators of talent. Sorry, but it’s true. They may be brilliant at product, finance, operations, commercialization, or technology, but that doesn’t always equate to attracting, onboarding, and retaining outstanding talent. And no matter how unique your product/tech/solution Read More

Personal and Professional Inflection Points

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Inflection Points, by definition, come from math and curved conversion points where a derivative MUST go up or down. It’s quantitatively impossible to stay still or stay the same, the curve will go up (convex) or down (concave). It’s been said that a “business inflection point” is a Read More

Did Your 2020 Plans Get Punched in the Face?

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Mike Tyson once said, “everyone has a plan until they’re punched in the face”. I think that about sums up 2020 for many. Sometimes plans go sideways and I’m gonna get a little personal. In 1987, my dad died suddenly of a heart attack and I found him Read More

Productivity vs. Activity

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. 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 amazing opportunities – a promotion, an entrepreneurial pursuit, Read More

KEEP MOVING, the sun is about to come out!

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Yes, Covid sucks, 2020 in general sucks, the political era sucks, perhaps your career or income has stalled, perhaps other personal matters are impacting your success or happiness. Some days you just want to stay in bed! I get it, I can empathize on many levels. After that Read More

From Employee to Employer – Taking the Plunge

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Some people aspire to climb the corporate ladder taking on bigger scopes of responsibility, headcount, budget, or territory. Some people aspire to have a greater balance between their professional and personal lives – success defined less by income and promotion and more so by reduced stress and time Read More

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

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