New Year, New Visions

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Every New Year, I like to reflect a little about the past year… which naturally leads to thinking about the future. It’s refreshing at this time to feel like there are so many possibilities and opportunities ahead and that each January we have a chance to do a little resetting in our personal and professional lives. Since most of us are now back in our offices and re-glued to our smartphones, I wanted to share a few of my most popular posts from 2016, posts that you made popular by your interest and contributions. In terms of looking ahead, I’ll simply say this: There are big things on the horizon for Durakis Executive Search and I know without a doubt that they wouldn’t be possible without the groundwork we’ve laid over the past 40 years, as well as your constant support.

With that said, here are my most popular posts of 2016:

Stop “Having” LinkedIn and Start “Using” It (Part 1)
As with any craft, it’s not the tool that creates art – it’s the skill of the master yielding it. The first of a two-part series, this post provides tips and tricks to help you make the most of LinkedIn.

Of Books and Beaches: Summer Reading 2016
Each summer, I round up the books that can be found in the beach bags of some of my most well-read contacts for an inside look at what the top minds in the industry are consuming.

Seeing the Soul Behind the CV: The Power of a Good Question
When I interview candidates, I don’t just ask your typical interview questions. Instead, I peel back the layers of each candidate to find rockstart talent that matches the client’s every need – because, as is detailed in this post, there’s a lot more beneath the surface.

Core Thoughts: The Vacation Dilemma
More and more, professionals can be found answering emails at the beach, taking calls during family get-togethers, and even leaving vacation days on the table at the end of the year. Why? This post provides insight from the experts.

Why the Right Executive Can Literally Change the Game (And How to Spot Them)
Executive leaders can make or break a company – so why settle for anything but the best candidate for the job? Here are a few of the specific elements I look for when I’m searching for the right executive for my clients.

2017 is an open book – and I can’t wait to see where it takes us. What will you be pursuing this year? Do you have the right team for that huge vision? As always, if I can help your organization find the kind of needle-in-a-haystack talent you need to make some tremendous gains, let’s talk.

Onward,

Chuck