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How is the 2019 Cannabis Grow Season Shaping Up?
Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 17, 2019 11:30:13 AM

Cannabis Industry Recruiting Trends

To anyone looking for new career opportunities, the cannabis industry is one of the most promising industries to consider these days. Just a few years ago, only the most adventurous would consider opportunities with the handful of newly-legal pot businesses popping up at the time. These days, it’s hardly news that weed is becoming big business.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 12, 2019 11:26:52 AM

Professional Growth Tips For CEOs and COOs

Are you a CEO or COO at a small to medium-sized company? It’s critical that you still look for ways to improve your skills, expand your industry knowledge, and widen your network.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Aug 27, 2019 2:43:26 PM

Cannabis is Legal in Canada – What Does That Mean for the U.S.?

It’s been a bit over half a year since cannabis legalization in Canada has become a reality. In case you’ve been living in a cave, in October of 2018, Canada became the second country to legalize pot, after Uruguay. More importantly, it is the first developed nation to legalize. It is now legal for adults to possess up to 30 grams of dried marijuana flower everywhere in the country, and Canadians can grow up to four cannabis plants per household.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jun 11, 2019 9:27:00 AM

How to Become a Top Performing Cannabis Company

Competing with the biggest companies in the cannabis industry is not an easy task. The legal pot industry has seen explosive growth in recent years and shows no signs of slowing, with some estimates projecting a $146 billion+ industry by 2025. With such rapid expansion, it’s tempting to think that you can just jump in and start pulling in your share of the big bucks.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Apr 16, 2019 7:23:00 AM

COOs: Why, When and How to Tell Your CEO to Work Less

If you are the COO in a company whose CEO is a hard-charging workaholic, there may be times when you believe your CEO should work less.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Apr 9, 2019 8:19:00 AM

The Business Case for Women Executives

Companies with a gender diverse C-suite have been shown to not only perform better financially; they also gain a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting and retaining talented women executives.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Mar 14, 2019 9:08:00 AM

How to Stay on the Same Page With Your Integrator

The Visionary/ Integrator relationship is a classic example of “opposites attract”, Yin meets Yang. When you get the relationship right, great things can happen, but that’s much easier said than done. Here are some best practices in getting, and staying, on the same page with your Integrator.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 15, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Are You Ready for the Talent Shift?

Did you know that economies around the world are facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions? It is one of finding highly skilled talent for the jobs available now and into the future.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 10, 2019 8:42:12 AM

Executive Onboarding: How to Integrate a New Leader into Your Company with Success

After an extensive search, you have hired your new COO or other executive team member. What is your onboarding process?  Are you setting up the new leader to succeed? What steps have you taken to ensure that his first few months run smoothly?

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Apr 7, 2018 4:42:39 PM

How Self-Knowledge Improves Success

Many of the articles we read are about what we need to change to become better in work and life. Be a better communicator. Be a better planner. Use our time more effectively. Get to the gym. Eat fewer carbs. 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Feb 5, 2018 8:14:00 AM

3 Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace

Communication skills are an essential part of the leader’s toolbox. However, a recent article reported that nearly seventy percent of managers polled indicated that managers find communicating with employees is the biggest challenge for them. 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 29, 2018 8:08:50 AM

How to become the Best: Will You Need a COO in the New Year?

The beginning of each year is a time for lists - Best Place to Work, Coolest Company to Work For, etc. We pour over them, as though there will be a truly new idea. Instead, we often find no new answers, no major discoveries.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 9, 2018 1:49:15 PM

Set One Goal for the New Year: No Goals

What’s on your to-do list for the new year? Many of us start the year by setting goals for ourselves, our departments, our staff. It’s the way we’ve been coached to measure success and to show results.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 9, 2018 1:44:31 PM

Toxin Removal: How to Revive a Flagging Company Culture

Culture matters. Healthy cultures promote innovation and productivity. Toxic ones support turnover, disengaged employees, and stagnancy.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Dec 12, 2017 6:34:08 PM

Say “Aloha” to Productivity Increases: Ask the Hawaii Question

“Come to Hawaii with me in five hours?”

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Dec 12, 2017 6:07:52 PM

6 Tactics to Making This Your Best Year Yet

With another year in the books, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. Do you want to continue your momentum? this year's missteps? Create a stronger work-life balance? 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Nov 16, 2017 11:28:37 AM

Toxin Detector: How to Spot and Avoid Toxic Work Cultures

Plenty has been written recently about fallout from toxic cultures, but how can you spot them from the outside? A recent article on The Ladders provided insight into what to watch out for, whether you’re interviewing or settling into your workspace.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Oct 19, 2017 7:59:00 PM

What about Jan? Generation X in the Workplace

An article by Mary Donohue published in the Huffington Post positions Generation X as the Jan Brady of the workforce. In Brady Bunch terms, Marcia is moving out, Cindy’s still in grade school, so it’s Jan’s turn.  But are Jan and her Gen X counterparts ready, and what do they want?

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 14, 2017 9:50:09 AM

Onsite Before Offsite

While some companies like IBM are corralling remote workers back to the office, most companies are still attempting to successfully manage remote employees. For younger workers, working from home is an expected option. But have they (or their employers) considered what is lost when new workers don’t spend time onboarding in the office?

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Aug 17, 2017 9:27:55 AM

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