To do something truly new, you must throw out the old, traditional approach.

the innovation recruitment game

After 20 years in the innovation recruitment game we’ve learned a lot about what makes a company skyrocket, and why some companies fall flat. And we took a page from our own playbook: to build teams that will be truly able to innovate and do something new, you have to throw out the old, traditional approach to hiring.

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The Big Missed Opportunity

When we started the Thrive By Design program, we assumed that our client base would consist of creative professionals who needed help finding that next career, pivoting into a particular market,...

The Cautionary Tale of the Frog in the Boiling Water


Ageism Begins at 40

How soon do you want to be successful? How long do you think it’ll take?

Compare and Despair

Sometimes, we find ourselves stuck in situations where although we know something is wrong deep down, we decide not to say anything out of fear. Not only is this unfair to you: it can be dangerous.

For the kids

Earlier this month, I had a long conversation with a woman. Let’s call her Sharon (name changed to protect her privacy). Our conversation started out quite simple with Sharon detailing her...

The most heartbreaking thing: Holiday Layoffs

We’ve reached that time of year when we all have a lot on our plates. It’s holiday season and now with all the time we’re going to take off, all of our looming business and personal deadlines...

Who are you overlooking this holiday season?

With the holidays just around the corner, we often find ourselves in moments of reflection about the people in our lives  who we care about. You’ve made it another full year with these special...

The 3 Types of Career Transitions

Though change is the only constant in life, it's human nature to resist major change because of the risks associated with it. We do what we can to avoid rocking the boat too much, to keep...

Are you assessing opportunity the right way?

I recently received an email from a gentleman telling me about his current job situation. He said, “I knew 3 months in that this job was wrong for me – and now it’s 5 years later. I’m still trying...

3 Steps to Uncover your Polymath DNA

In "Forget about being T-shaped: You’re a star!" we talked about how to use your multi-potentialities to help you pivot your career path. Now that the times are changing, especially in the...

Forget about being T-shaped: You’re a Star!

Most of us are skilled at a variety of things; however, the current MBA jargon is being “T-shaped.” The thing is that this term is a limited view of a person’s skills and capabilities. Often times...



Recruiting: Creating a Strong Candidate Experience

I am loving these Focus.com questions! The latest one is regarding how to create a positive candidate experience:

“How much attention do you put into the candidate experience when recruiting? What...

How to Help Your Employees Move On, Gracefully

Today, I was referred to a fascinating question on Focus.com, a great business resource, by Caty Kobe, the Community Manager at Focus. The question, as posed by Alicia Jones, is as follows: