the red report.

By William Lepiesza, page 1

  • 06 15
    2020

    Candidates Continue to Do the Darndest Things — Quarantine Edition

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been all systems go, progressing with searches and migrating from “in-person” candidate meetings to virtual ones, via videoconference. While making allowances for people adapting to new routines and environments, we suppose it’s reassuring that, even in quarantine, some things never change, and candidates continue to do the darndest things … virtually.

    Hiding a messy background with a ... messy background?

    There is a myriad of excellent and ...

    MORE >
  • 08 28
    2019

    All the Ways Not to Impress an Executive Recruiter

    We’ve written advice on how best to prepare for, maximize, and manage meetings in a search process—whether that is with a search committee, a board of directors, via videoconference, or conference call. Generally, most successful senior executives are adept and experienced at the executive search process, but not all. And the exceptions have stood out vividly. Here are a few real-life examples of executive behaviors that have left this recruiter less than impressed ...

    MORE >
  • 03 06
    2019

    Candidates Do the Darndest Things… 2019 Edition

    We’ve always said that though executive search provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and work with fascinating, high-achieving, brilliant individuals, the “exceptions to the rule” stand out vividly…and that every time we think we’ve seen it all, we realize we haven’t come close…

    A few months ago we published an article on best practices and tips for video conferencing. Following a few recent VC experiences, we realized we had neglected to ...

    MORE >
  • 11 28
    2018

    Don't Let that Company Party Get Ugly

    Though it feels like the summer just ended, somehow we find ourselves looking December in the face. In addition to the weather outside becoming frightful (while the fire remains quite delightful), and family and friends getting together, this also marks the start of the holiday party season in the business community.

    Coinciding with what is, for many, fiscal year-end, intense budget and strategic planning preparations for the new year, and in most cases the busiest ...

    MORE >