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Now Hiring: Einstein the Generalist

  • 12/21

Imagine you’re tasked with finding someone to lead your scientific lab or business and you have two candidates to choose from. The first is middle-aged and highly experienced in leading teams of scientists. This candidate went to the best schools…

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True Grit

  • 11/21

What is the truest predictor of success in life and business? No one quite knows. We all can relate stories of the brilliant man who amounted to nothing, or to the determined woman who rose to the top. We’ve all…

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The Value of Being a Generalist

  • 10/21

Business leaders, in their zeal to succeed, often focus on finding a specialist candidate. These are rock star professionals who are better than anyone in the industry at what they do. Often the specialist does one thing or focuses on…

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Durakis Executive Search Family News

  • 09/20

Many who know Durakis Executive Search and have been part of our extended network for some time know that we have supported companies in their search and recruiting needs, in one form or another, since 1974. Much of our philosophy…

How to Start the Year Right

  • 12/19

It’s that time of year again: a time to not only reflect on the year you’ve had but to position yourself and your company for success in the future. Last year, I shared my contacts’ answers to the question, “What’s…

Beyond the C-Suite: DES Searches Layers Down

  • 05/19

While the name of the company I’ve helped build over the last 30-plus years is Durakis Executive Search, my work goes far beyond the C-Suite. Many people have the misconception that my work is solely focused on that level of…

Core Thoughts: Hiring Decisions

  • 02/19

Core Thoughts is a series on my blog where I throw a question into the ring for discussion and allow my amazing colleagues and connections to answer. In this month’s Core Thoughts series, I posed the following question: “Do you involve your…

Core Thoughts: How to End the Year Right

  • 12/18

Core Thoughts is a series on my blog where I throw a question into the ring for discussion and allow my amazing colleagues and connections to answer. In this month’s Core Thoughts series, I posed the following question: What’s one thing you…

Does It Have to be Lonely at the Top?

  • 12/18

It’s no secret that for many, the holidays can amplify feelings of loneliness. It’s easy for leaders in particular to feel this way, and not just during the holidays – after all, the saying, “It’s lonely at the top” didn’t…

4 Myths About Time and Why Leaders Believe Them

  • 08/18

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin  Time. It’s a concept that humans have spent millennia trying to understand and unbox. Everyone from scientists to philosophers to…

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