High TURNOVER on your team? Look in the mirror.

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Turnover is inevitable in every organization and company, large or small, public or private, for profit or not. However, why do some organizations (or divisions/teams within companies) have remarkably high turnover compared to others? This is a CRITICALLY important question to ask and examine within virtually every company, Read More

Situational Awareness in Hiring

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Every company hires people and every company loses (or rids) some of those hires. Hiring is inherently flawed. There has never been a “perfect candidate” in the history of hiring EVER; it actually makes me cringe when I hear that expression by hiring executives. He or she doesn’t Read More

What a Good Board Member Means to the Recruiting Process

By Don Kennedy, Managing Partner. Whether you are a C-level executive making a key senior level hiring decision, or a candidate considering taking on a leadership position at a venture backed company, the role of members of the board of directors is a critical, and often underappreciated part of the interview process.  When utilized in Read More

Making an Impact versus Making a Sale – How We Define Winning

By Don Kennedy, Managing Partner. I made a career pivot about two years ago. After years of building, scaling, and leading teams in the digital sector, I was burned out, a bit disillusioned with big company politics, and just ready for a change. It’s a dynamic that many professionals face, and it’s driven home to Read More

What Won’t You Do?

by Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Perhaps Socrates was correct when he said “the unexamined life isn’t worth living”. It’s been interpreted that Socrates was indicating that only in striving to come to know ourselves and to understand ourselves do our lives have any meaning or value. Ok, a little heavy, and maybe Socrates Read More

Amazon HQ 2 announced…and the rich get richer

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. For over a year, literally hundreds of markets have been competing for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters to plant roots in their city or region. With the promise of massive job creation and economic uplift, over a billion dollars were “invested” by governments with economic development interests in making their Read More

Is Your Q4 Hiring Strategy Putting Your 2019 Goals at Risk?

Four tips to shorten your recruiting cycle and close top talent in a tight market By Don Kennedy, Managing Partner. It’s a scenario facing many fast-growing organizations as I put these thoughts to paper. It’s Q4, and people are scrambling to “run through the tape” and finish 2018 strong. Further, 2019 projections and strategic plans Read More

Career Inflection Points

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Every day I receive a dozen or so inbound inquiries from mid to senior career professionals at an inflection point. They’re somewhere between “starting to consider” or “actively looking” for what’s next in their career path. The expertise and levels vary from board members and CEO’s to VP’s Read More

Willing or Capable?

by Don Kennedy, Managing Partner. What the NFL Hall of Fame Ceremony Reminded Me About Talent and Desire As I watched this year’s NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony (I think Ray Lewis is still talking), I couldn’t help but think of an expression and concept that I have pondered countless times over the last Read More

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