executive search


Dec

05

2019
The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 2 – Interim Executives Show Their True Leadership Skills Through This Process

The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 2 – Interim Executives Show Their True Leadership Skills Through This Process

After working together on a project basis, the executive and company may realize there is a good longer-term fit. That’s a win-win for everyone. But if it’s not a good fit long-term, not to worry; the executive still achieved the goals, and everybody parts as friends. Along those same lines, we often see organizations that use a project basis to permanent basis model end up...

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Dec

04

2019
The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 1

The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 1

When a full-time executive is needed for the longer-term, one of the best ways to increase your chances of selecting the right executive while still making progress within the company, however, is to bring an executive in on a project basis. Realistically, there is never a shortage of projects that need to get done. How quickly can an executive assess conditions, put a plan together,...

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Nov

28

2019
Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 9 – Use Personality Assessments and References in Your Decision Process

Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 9 – Use Personality Assessments and References in Your Decision Process

Some culture assessments on the market can be very insightful. We are not experts in the range of such instruments, nor in the selection process of which is best for any specific organization. What we have learned through more than a decade of working with organizations of every size, however, is how to leverage such instruments as part of the vetting process, including what they...

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Nov

26

2019
Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs Part 7 – What to Look for and Ask During the Executive’s Interview

Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs Part 7 – What to Look for and Ask During the Executive’s Interview

Now is the opportunity to dive deep into the details of someone’s background. Take as much time as you need to determine if the executive’s experiences closely apply to your company, your situation, and your needs. Ask detailed, probing questions about past experiences that are relevant and analogous to your current situation. Probe with follow-up questions. This is the time to verify if somebody not...

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Nov

14

2019
Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs Part 2 – Begin with the Executive Blueprint for What You Need

Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs Part 2 – Begin with the Executive Blueprint for What You Need

A blueprint and proper planning are critical for any building project. These preconstruction prerequisites determine all of the resources needed to move forward with the project. The same is true for Executive hiring, begin with an Executive Blueprint that meets the needs of your organization. Finding the right executive to lead critical organizational initiatives, whether an internal employee or an interim resource, is no different...

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Nov

13

2019
Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs – Part 1

Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs – Part 1

It’s no secret that job openings are at an all-time high as of this writing. Finding the right executive, however, seems like an age-old mystery. Here is the typical scenario we hear about all the time. An executive’s resumé is strong: It hits all of the background and keywords the CEO has identified as success factors for the open role. The interview could not have...

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Oct

04

2019
Part-Time Executives: Making an Enormous Impact in Less than Forty Hours Per Week (Part 6)

Part-Time Executives: Making an Enormous Impact in Less than Forty Hours Per Week (Part 6)

The right part-time executive can provide more than full- time results. In this series, we delve into case studies where part-time executives made a strong impact. This series on part-time executives is an excerpt from our new book The Executive Search where we break down the myths of interim executives. Part-Time CFO: In Case of Death, Know How the Business Will Move On If ever...

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Sep

28

2019
Part-Time Executives: Making an Enormous Impact in Less than Forty Hours Per Week (Part 4)

Part-Time Executives: Making an Enormous Impact in Less than Forty Hours Per Week (Part 4)

The right part-time executive can provide more than full- time results. In this series, we delve into case studies where part-time executives made a strong impact. This series on part-time executives is an excerpt from our new book The Executive Search where we break down the myths of interim executives. Part-Time CFO: A Small Construction Firm Grows Up One of the most common needs we...

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Sep

02

2019
How Executive Search Is Becoming More Like the Auto Industry

How Executive Search Is Becoming More Like the Auto Industry

Businesses are discovering a new executive search option to supplement their leadership and execute their business strategies similar to leasing a car. This is an excerpt from our new book The Executive Search where we break down the interim executive option. The two of us—Pamela and Kristen—make a great business team partially because we have very little, other than core values, in common. That means...

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Aug

31

2019
How Executive Search Is Pivoting to Meet the New Business Model Needs

How Executive Search Is Pivoting to Meet the New Business Model Needs

Chapter 3 of our book The Executive Search explores how executive search is meeting new and emerging needs in the business world. The best kept secret (in North American business) is finally out – Here’s how it’s made executive search so much easier. In a beautiful British accent, the caller on the other end starts the conversation with, “So what is the hang-up with Americans and...

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