Establishing Mutual Commitments

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Employee retention should always be of utmost importance, but requires awareness as to why employees leave to begin with. A Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the #1 reason people quit their jobs is a disconnect or poor relationship with their boss or immediate supervisor. “People leave managers not… Read more »

5 Traits to Look for When Hiring for the C-Suite

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Every employee is important, but C-Suite hires are the most critical of all for the success of your company. You need cohesive, visionary leadership in order for your organization to compete and thrive. While specific needs will vary, there are certain qualities that contribute to long-term success: Shared Values Creating and maintaining a strong, consistent… Read more »

Stand out From the Pack: 8 Strategies for Writing an Executive Resume

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The most impactful executive resumes have this in common: They answer the employer’s question “What’s in it for me?” Your resume may be read by high-level recruiters, C-suite executives or board members. They’ll want to know how hiring you will help them solve their business problems. Use these strategies to design or rework your resume… Read more »

6 Tips for a (Successful) Confidential Executive Job Search

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The average executive spends approximately four years in a job. The secret to finding your next great opportunity lies in formulating and executing the right strategy. Make yourself visible while keeping your search efforts confidential. Expand your network in a smart and targeted fashion. Have the right players on your team – and what may… Read more »

5 Strategies to Help You Manage During a Merger/Acquisition

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Leadership during a merger or acquisition is a highly visible and challenging task. You must continue to address the day-to-day needs of your organization while at the same time working toward a bigger, more long-range plan. How do you keep your company moving forward in this turbulent environment? Use these strategies to help your team… Read more »

Seven Characteristics of Talent with High Growth Potential

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The hiring and retention of good talent can be time-consuming and expensive. The investment pays off, however, as you continue to build your high-performing organization. There are certain qualities you can look for when hiring for growth potential. You often discover them during the first interview. These include: Commitment Prompt candidates to speak in detail… Read more »