Trust is the X-factor in business

Trust is the X-factor in business

In the entertainment industry, a person’s X-factor is typically a mystery quality that’s hard to articulate. In business, it is generally much simpler. A business’ X-factor comes down to their unique application of known ideas like skill, innovation…and trust. Our...
Interviewing the interviewer – for culture-fit, of course

Interviewing the interviewer – for culture-fit, of course

Every employers’ focus these days is on finding the right person for a role. However, as an employee, have you ever gone into a new role only to find out it is not what you thought it was? When the pitch doesn’t match the practice Recently, when interviewing a senior...
The rising value of curiosity

The rising value of curiosity

Curiosity as a leadership trait has surged in popularity recently. It is a quality that can underlie authentic diversity and our ability to really uncover the ‘why’ of something. When you consider the power of diversity, doing things a different way, or making...
The power of proactivity

The power of proactivity

When our clients seek to fill key leadership roles, they turn to us to help them define what success in a given role looks like – and then how to best find the person aligned with that success profile. Through this work, we are continually refining our understanding...
The power of proactivity

Work-life balance: Mirage, meaningless or manageable

Work-life balance has been a hot topic for years – maybe because so many of us feel it’s just out of our reach. Our recent Insight Series event tackled the subject of Work-life Balance for Leaders – It’s Personal! In the lead-up, we surveyed a range of leaders about...