Entrepreneurship vs Leadership

Develop both for business success For almost 10 years now I’ve had the honor of helping Entrepreneurs launch, build, grow and scale their companies. We have clients in our portfolio that have been with us since the beginning. Their journeys are fascinating to be a part of. I am amazed daily by the ingenuity, energy,

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 3

The dreaded salary discussion Unless you are independently wealthy and work because you just love it and you’re a good person, then you will likely need to talk about salary at some point in the interview process.  This is the subject that trips up even the most experienced professionals.  Let’s talk about how to talk

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 2

Previous Positions If you remember last month’s post, I let you know that we would spend a few cycles talking about tough interview questions and drill down a bit on how best to approach them during this highly stressful process. I polled the group and this month and we decided that talking about why you

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 1

Strengths and Weaknesses Everyone on the team spends time with candidates weekly – encouraging, coaching, preparing and nagging – that’s part of the job when you get to help people with their careers.  It occurred to me that you might appreciate some help getting ready for those tough interview questions so that the next time

Back to School – Back to Work!

Make the most of your fall hiring season Think about it – you have 90 days to get your 2014 hiring done before we enter the holiday season.  Average time to hire is 60 days – the bottom line – you don’t have a lot of time!  Let’s talk about how to make the most

So you think you want to work at a Startup?

How to figure out if this might be a good move for you I’ve had more than a few discussions, debates and coaching calls with candidates who think that they need to leave their Fortune 500 director level position to jump onto the startup bandwagon – after all, startups are new and trendy, right?  OK,

10 ways to increase employee loyalty TODAY!

And most of them don’t cost a bunch OK hiring managers here’s the deal…..your employees aren’t loyal.  They will take the recruiter’s call when it comes and if someone were to offer them another 5k-10k in salary they will probably leave.  The classic loyalty programs are gone or fading – pensions (gone), 401k contributions (dwindling),

Career Change?

How to accomplish a productive pivot One of the recurring questions I get when I am talking to working professionals is, “How do I navigate a career change?” Great Question!  Let’s say you’ve been travelling a career path for a few years and you’ve come to a point where you aren’t having fun, aren’t fulfilled,