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What’s the Optimal CEO Tenure – The 4.8 Year Ideal October 11, 2018
The Conference Board report posits that CEO tenure in general has declined slightly over the years in line with increasingly competitive and disruptive markets and the increase in CEO recruiting, especially be PE firms.
Mid Year Market Observations October 3, 2018
While the high demand for talent across almost every industry and all functions continues unabated, one need only read the papers to know that the supply has not kept pace.
The Evolving Role of HR – Be Careful What You Wish For September 21, 2018
HR has long wanted a seat at the executive table. For those who have prepared, their opportunity is now or at the very least, fast approaching. For the others, be careful what you wish for.
Candidates who talk too much.... September 17, 2018
Interviewers ask and candidates answer. While this may appear to be a sensible approach, it is unwise.
Inductive Fallacies –How the wrong variables weighed incorrectly leads to the wrong hires September 7, 2018
While the CEO's reasoning seems, on the surface, to be sound, the odds are that IF he is able to somehow attract a candidate from one of these companies as his VP Sales, they will flail and fail.
Entrepreneurial Traits August 30, 2018
A recent article noted the explosion of entrepreneurial ventures making their mark across the Toronto business landscape. If you have ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the following list might be helpful.
The Relationship Between Motivation and Success August 22, 2018
Implicitly or explicitly, the motivation level of candidates is usually a consideration in hiring decisions. How motivated or driven is a candidate to do the job in question?
The One and Only Interview Question You Will Ever Need to Ask... April 10, 2018
Magic questions reflect a single view on what is most important in hiring excellence. For some its positivity and energy, for others its values, for yet others it is passion, resilience, intelligence, curiosity, or perhaps emotional intelligence.
‘Millennials shouldn’t treat their careers like Lottery Tickets’ – Nonsense! March 22, 2018
Starts-ups are but one type of business, no better or worse than others. They are experimental by nature, free-flowing, exciting and high risk. They share common characteristics and yet each is unique in its own way.
“Breakdown – The Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie” March 19, 2018
Montreal-based Heenan Blaikie was a labour and tax law firm led for years by its two named founders. One ran the day to day and the other focused on strategy. The firm expanded to Toronto with aspirations of becoming a national labor law firm. There seemed to always be friction between those inclined towards incremental, safe growth and those with more audacious aspirations.

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