How to build high performing teams for digital transformation?

What really motivates disruptive digital talent and how to build an environment where they can perform at their best? When working with our enterprise clients, we have seen that mature organizations often struggle with finding the right talent to lead their digital transformation initiatives. The characteristics that they normally look for in candidates are not […]

Interviews can make your hiring decisions worse

I recently shared with you some experiences from my headhunting business, focusing on how the headhunting process can go wrong and end without employment. There is another common cause of such a negative outcome: the interview. Yes, the core mechanism for hiring people is the common context for making hiring mistakes. This selection tool has been criticized a lot for its […]

Why executives fail and how onboarding and coaching can help?

Executives sometimes fail. They tend to say that they didn’t find what they expected at the new job, that their bosses had changed or didn’t give them the resources they needed. Their bosses say that the new hire didn’t meet their expectations. They also sometimes think that the person they selected had changed after they […]

How to conduct a meaningful job interview – advice for startup founders

One of the biggest challenges for many startup founders is recruitment. Most founders are first time managers, so you probably don’t have much prior experience you can rely on. And unless you just closed a major vc round, you probably can’t afford the best headhunters (and you really should not hire the mediocre ones). So […]