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Executive Retention Kills Growth

Just as variance drives returns in equity markets, so does variance drive returns from your Human Capital. Our customers tell us they most frequently realize peak contribution from externally-hired executives three to five years after their appointment, then often watch … Continue reading

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Succession Planning is Dead

What happened? Quite simply, the Lean Movement eliminated most of the value of traditional Succession Planning. Whereas in the past, companies invested in building Bench Strength and creating redundancy in their leadership ranks, today’s Lean organizations use Just-In-Time principles to … Continue reading

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Is your Business Cool & Sexy or Unexciting & Profitable?

I wanted to be the “Cool Kid” in high school, but instead became the nerdy Chicago MBA. It should be no surprise that today, my customers are more interested in creating profitable, enduring businesses than basking in the limelight of … Continue reading

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You Know You’ve Overpaid Your Executive Search Firm When They Sponsor a PGA Tour

Is retained executive search a luxury good or an essential business tool? While our top-tier competitors perpetuate the belief executive search is just as expensive today as it was last century…even going so far as promoting their product like a … Continue reading

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Traditional Retained Executive Search Costs Too Much

Overpaying for an executive search is no big deal when you’re busy growing your company: But what happens when the music stops? The traditional retained executive search pricing model was developed last century, in the 1950’s to be more specific; … Continue reading

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