So many mergers between companies of diverse cultures are not particularly successful. Too often the culture differences are underestimated. In her recently published book, Erin Meyer - a professor at INSEAD - describes the issues around cultural differences and how to navigate through a multicultural world. I would like to focus...

Surrounded by Ivy League graduates in his first job, the late television journalist, Tim Russert looked around him and worried aloud if he could keep up. His boss responded, “What they know, you can learn. But what you know, they can never learn.” This powerful quote...

Throughout the hiring process, you’ve listened carefully and noted what really motivates your top candidate, you’ve built a detailed picture of their needs and wants from their next position, in short you are ready to make an offer. Now to seal the deal! There are a...

Meet Anna-Karin Birrell, C.O.I. Executive Search Business Partner based out of our Zurich office. Anna-Karin has an International MBA and commenced her career in executive search before joining large global manufacturing companies where she grew to lead recruitment and talent development on a global scale....

Rowena McAllister recently interviewed Scott Avirett, General Manager of Energy Systems Group (ESG). Scott has held a number of high level sales and management positions in a career that now sees him leading the Southeast US and Caribbean region for ESG, a subsidiary of Vectren...

“Successful teams were encouraged to take calculated risks and fail fast knowing that they will be supported no  matter what the outcome" Patrick Winkler, Vice President, Sales Operations for Serta Simmons Bedding, recently spoke with C.O.I’s Rowena McAllister. Patrick shared his thoughts on developing teams, factoring in...

Living in a world of constant activity, where multi-tasking has become a ‘must have’ skill and where technology connects us with each other in real time across the globe, making a commitment to disconnect is more important than ever. Whether you take the time to people...