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Why Introverted COOs Make Great Leaders

Are you the CEO of a small to medium-sized business who is ready to hire a Chief Operations Officer (COO)?

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 18, 2019 4:56:54 PM

The 4 Elements of a Recruitment Research Plan

Establishing a solid framework beforehand is one of the foundational elements of the executive search process. Advanced planning takes time but putting forth that extra effort now can help assure a smooth hiring process later.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 12, 2019 2:10:54 PM

Visionaries: Tips for Finding Your Integrator Match

Are you a Visionary (CEO) who is ready to find your second-in-command, Integrator (COO) match?

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 8, 2019 9:11:01 AM

Why Hire an Executive Recruiter for Your Cannabis Business

When it’s time to hire a new employee for your cannabis business, where is the first place you turn? If you’re like the typical business owner or hiring manager, it’s probably one or more of the many online job boards. This can be a reasonable strategy for finding regular hourly employees. When it comes to hiring cannabis industry executives, though, it might not be your best option. The top executives – the ones you really want to hire – are not usually found on job boards. If they’re great at their jobs, they are most likely already employed.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 5, 2019 5:05:49 PM

Bill Belichick: America’s Top COO

The New England Patriots have just won another Super Bowl. Their success under Coach Bill Belichick over two decades has been mind-boggling. The storied franchise has enjoyed 18 straight winning seasons, 15 out of the last 16 division titles, six wins out of nine Super Bowl appearances.

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 4, 2019 4:36:00 PM

How to Create a Business Family

You often hear high performing organizations describe themselves as “a family.” Some football teams describe themselves that way, or you may have heard about the Apple “family” that brought you the iPhone; or the NASA “family of astronauts” that has led space exploration.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 1, 2019 7:28:00 AM

How to Write a Chief Revenue Officer Job Description

Finding the right candidate for your position starts with a strong job description. Your Chief Revenue Officer is crucial to the success of your organization, and is responsible for driving revenue growth, while bringing together the sales, marketing, and customer success functions. As you seek out a strong leader and someone dedicated to delivering results, we’ve put together a guide to help you craft an attractive job description.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 22, 2019 9:57:12 AM

Introducing our Theme for 2019: Giving Back

At Kaplan Executive Search one of our core values is ‘People First.’ Where we lead with genuine care and concern for our employees, clients, candidates and the local community. We believe that building and maintaining strong relationships is essential in business and in life. Which is why we have selected our theme for 2019 to be that of ‘Giving Back.’

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 21, 2019 4:03:30 PM

COOs: Tips on Creating Meaningful Work for Your Team

Do you know if your employees are finding meaning from their work?

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jan 16, 2019 8:28:00 AM

How Much Will a Bad Hire Cost You?

Bad hires come onto the scene and can wreak havoc on a company’s structure, team morale, and budget, leaving the remaining leadership to scrape together the pieces. It’s no mystery that a bad hire can be costly for a company of any size, which is why it is important the leadership team understands the full extent to which a bad hire can damage a company.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 15, 2019 12:10:26 PM

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

Three Business Drivers that Compel a CEO to Hire a COO

Do you belong to a company that is experiencing accelerated growth? Has your organization recently been restructured? Alternatively, is your business dealing with changes in leadership and preoccupied with succession planning?

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jan 8, 2019 12:14:39 PM

5 Tips For COOs on Working With an Impulsive CEO

Steve Jobs was a visionary, but he was also an impulsive and rash leader.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 19, 2018 8:41:58 AM

4 Recruiting Tips for Sourcing Passive Candidates

Passive candidates are those that are content with their current position. They are likely working for companies that have upward growth and offer stability. Naturally, these busy professionals do not have the time to dedicate to a job search. This ultimately begs the question: How do you recruit top talent if they are passive candidates?

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 13, 2018 12:09:43 PM

Why Executives are Quitting Their Jobs to Join the Cannabis Industry

Have you heard about well-positioned executives leaving their secure jobs to join the cannabis industry? Is this happening in your city, and your state?

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 11, 2018 12:37:52 PM

10 Integrator Interview Questions

Companies that use the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®) are seeking more than your classic COO/ General Manager. They’re seeking an Integrator who will be the “glue” who holds things together for your company and sets the cadence for your leadership team.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 7, 2018 8:59:32 AM

Why You Need a Chief Revenue Officer in 2019

Do you know what a Chief Revenue Officer is, and what her or his major responsibilities are?

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 4, 2018 10:07:56 AM

The Importance of Providing Transparent Feedback as a COO

To be an effective Chief Operating Officer, you want to treat all your staff the same: with the same measure of respectful communication, and clear feedback.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 20, 2018 1:40:48 PM

Establish a Company Culture That Promotes a Great Sales Team

Are you a manager in a company that develops and sells products or services? No matter what industry you are in, if your company produces items for retail or manufacturing markets, or if you sell professional services like legal, executive search, and accounting, you recognize that your sales team is a critical component to your success.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 19, 2018 7:45:59 PM

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