Vynamic: Your Employees Should Be Your Best Recruiters

Vynamic is so successful in turning their employees into recruiters because they are intentionally and intensively investing in their employees’ experience with the firm. As Dan Calista says, “The absolute best thing that you can do for your recruiting is to exceed the expectations of your current team members. … Continue Reading >

Leave the Binder at Home: A Discussion with John Kenagy, Legacy Health

Without confidence, we won’t have the courage to be decisive – and if leadership roles require anything, it is the ability to make decisions, lots of them.  However, this required confidence can lapse into unhelpful cockiness. We move from confident to cocky when we think we know the answers before the questions are asked.… Continue Reading >

NFI: Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive

 

Success can kill the entrepreneurial spirit of a company.If we are not actively engaged in protecting the innovators within our own ranks, the systems and process that must necessarily accompany growth will strangle them. But how do we grow and stay entrepreneurial?… Continue Reading >

Victor Allis and Quintiq: Fairness is Fundamental

Nothing jeopardizes a high performing corporate culture more than real or perceived unfairness. Conversely, nothing engenders loyalty like a leader and a culture that is committed to being straightforward and fair in dealing with people.

Anyone with kids knows that the word “fair” quickly becomes a four-letter word.… Continue Reading >

Hiring Business Athletes

My observation is that many businesses overly constrain themselves by being too wedded to hiring people with industry experience. Yes, our businesses are unique – but so is everyone else’s. I would rather hire a quick study who possesses the ethics, drive, and personality that I want vs.… Continue Reading >

Allocate More Time for Your Lead Dogs

Are we giving the most valuable producers and leaders on our teams the time, attention, and resources they need and deserve from us? Or have we drifted into over-investing in the average and poor performers who may “need” us more but who ultimately offer less to our teams and our businesses? … Continue Reading >

Hiring Top Executives

Tips to help hire them faster

As a retained executive search consultant who works with the world’s top supply chain and manufacturing leaders, Eric Herrenkohl gets asked the same question over and over again by business people: “How do you hire more A-level executives?”

After years of placing top tiered executives at companies like Nestle and New Balance, Herrenkohl has a lot of insights to share.

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Recruiter-in-Chief

Why recruiting is a part of every executive’s job

Successful leaders know how to surround themselves with the best people. It makes sense, then, that the best leaders are the best recruiters. An added benefit is that leaders who personally invest time in recruiting set a standard for everyone in their organization to follow.… Continue Reading >

Winning Hearts and Minds at Work: The Best Ways for Success

Originally published  on June 7, 2013 in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Fifteen employees sit around a conference table, fearful of why they have been invited for lunch with the new plant manager. For many of them, it is the first time they have ever been on “executive row.” There is a combination of nervous laughter and cautious silence around the room.… Continue Reading >

We Have to Manage Ourselves

In his classic Harvard Business Review article Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker talked about the importance of managing yourself well if you hope to achieve meaningful success. Among other great examples, he described how Dwight Eisenhower was renowned for conducting effective press conferences as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II.… Continue Reading >