Managing Performance

No longer an annual event Naturally, I am fascinated by how businesses operate and what management styles work in certain situations.  Recently, I have focused my attention on how postindustrial age hierarchy is not working and what that means for companies who are conventional in their human capital management structure. Early in my career I

Redefining how we develop talent

Focus on strengths, not on weaknesses I had the opportunity to attend Gallup Accelerated Strengths training this summer – something I’ve had on my wish list for a few years now and it finally bubbled to the top.  The experience far exceeded my expectations, and I’ve found myself very tuned into daily conversations in a

Stop being the runner-up candidate

Close the deal! Often when I receive a phone call from an executive it’s because they have been “on the bench” for a period of time and are frustrated with their job search.  Much of the time it’s because they are spending most of their energy searching on job boards for a new position.  Let

So you want to address the gender thing

It starts at the top! This is a tough subject for me to wrap my head around because, while I understand that there is a wage gap, and gender diversity is an issue in some companies (especially in the executive ranks and corporate board seats) I have only encountered it once in my career.  I

I Want to Move!

Tips for conducting a job search in another market I get to talk with talented professionals every week who are interested in moving to another city but want to do so with a job in hand.  Making the decision to move could be based on the desire to be back in their hometown, to have

Ask the Expert!

New feature added to goldstonepartners.com You have an important interview coming up and need help preparing questions to ask the hiring manager. Maybe you haven’t updated your resume in 10 years. Perhaps you love your job but would like to negotiate a raise in pay. Do any of these sound familiar? If so, you probably

Character, Competency, Chemistry

Interviewing for the sustainable hire I’ve had a number of conversations this month with hiring managers who feel like their interviewing techniques aren’t getting the desired results.  One CEO in particular said, “We aren’t doing a good job of interviewing for the long term.  We’re getting to the baseline skill level, but we aren’t finding

Time for a change?

How to slide into your next career adventure One of the recurring questions I get when I am talking to working professionals is, “How do I navigate a career change?” Great Question!  The first step is to ask yourself if you are really ready to make the change.  Let’s say you’ve been travelling a career

Desperation Hiring

At least 7 reasons why this is a bad idea I have the honor of working with dozens of Colorado’s most creative entrepreneurs and smartest business leaders every day.  One of the hardest things to tackle when you are a small, fast growing company is hiring.  I’m not talking about the mechanics of employment, but

New Year – New Job?

5 things to take care of before you hit the “GO” button Happy New Year!  So, one of your resolutions (or goals) for 2016 is to find a new job and re-energize your career?  Congratulations!  This is a great year for change – the economy is strong, unemployment is low, hiring and growing is on