re·sil·ience(rəˈzilyəns)/noun The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness “Given how important resilience is, it's surprising we don't hire for it,” Seth Godin so wisely stated in a recent blog post. And that got me thinking, this isn’t a characteristic we pinpoint when talking about the ideal traits of a candidate –...

Imagine you are hiring a communications leader to implement a new internal communications strategy for your organization. Executive leadership wants a trail blazer who can push the envelope and engage employees using the latest and greatest technology tools. There’s a definite expectation of what this candidate’s skills and experience will...

This New Year brings some interesting and challenging opportunities for you as a leader, and for us as a search firm. For the first time since 2001, we have entered a candidate-driven marketplace.  This means that A-Players may be acting a little differently because they realize the power has shifted...

The July issue of the International Association of Business Communicators CW Magazine features an article written by Angee Linsey. "Take it to the Top" gives a readers some helpful reminders for those communications leaders looking to gain a seat at the executive table. Communicators are taking their seat at the executive...

As published in ERE's The Fordyce Letter “Desperate times require desperate measures.” I’ve quoted that repeatedly when asked how I started my career. Luckily I wasn’t truly desperate, but my 17-year-old self certainly felt that way. I desperately wanted to explore the world, not stay trapped in small-town Iowa. And I didn’t...

This week I had the great pleasure of attending the IABC World Conference in San Diego and I must confess I feel completely energized! I had lunch with my former University of Missouri journalism school advisor, Dr. Don Ranly (who I had not seen in – dare I admit – a...