This blog covers topics related to executive search with valuable information for recruiters, job seekers, and companies in need of better HR management.

Your Life is Your Storyline

The differentiator in landing a job is the ability to articulate a storyline; pure and simple.  The influences that shape us, the skills/knowledge gained through life experiences, the motivators, stumbling points, our skills and passions, are all part of it. Our lifeline creates that story. I have interviewed thousands of people throughout my career in

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Growing in a Growing Business

  Close to 40 specialists in executive search and leadership development gathered recently in Madrid for the annual conference of Cornerstone International Group.  It’s a good time to be a member partner of a group that is in growth mode in a growing business.   Industry growth At a time when the workplace is rapidly

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China Enters A New Year With A New Normal

 This weekend, the population of China and millions of ex-pats around the world will begin two weeks of celebrating the Chinese New Year.  Following the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, this will be the return of the Year of the Rooster, but to a greatly different China this time. China is entering a crucial

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Are You An Ideal Team Player?

Our team recently had the opportunity to read Patrick Lencioni’s new book The Ideal Team Player. The ideal team player that Lencioni and his team arrived at is one who is Humble, Hungry, and Smart. For those not familiar with Lencioni’s work, he also authored another one of my favorites, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Building successful teams

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Importance of building fences

The Importance of Building Fences

Philip Humbert reminded me of the importance of building fences. Philip sends a weekly newsletter that is waiting for me each and every Sunday morning. The TIPS Title recently was Good Fences Make Us Rich. He has consistently been creating this weekly newsletter and he always makes me think. He continually asks me a more beautiful question as

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Are Natural Leaders the Only Kind?

Since school days we’ve been exposed to natural leaders – people who tend to take charge among their peers and are the popular choice to captain teams and lead groups. A good example is David Beckham who retired from professional soccer this year after leading his team, Paris St. Germain, to victory and the top

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Let the Dog Eat Your Cell Phone…

  Beep. Ring. Honk. Strum. Chirp. Whatever your “alert” of choice, in today’s constantly connected world, these sounds from our phones are hard, if not impossible, to ignore. Ask yourself: What would happen if I didn’t immediately respond to that text, email, voicemail, smoke signal, etc? What happened to the 9-to-5 job? What happened to the line

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Corporate Talent Strategy – What Do You Stand For?

Laurie O’Donnell continues the discussion on today’s critical need to define a corporate sense of purpose in any talent strategy In today’s changing world, CEOs are under more pressure to transform, adapt and align organisations to succeed or, increasingly, just to survive. With so many business-critical issues demanding attention, should they also take responsibility for

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