Finding Your Balance

Finding Your Balance

Does it feel that you can’t fit everything into a 24-hour day? The current environment has challenged many of us with conflicting demands on our time and energy. You may be working from home with children out of school and no daycare and with a spouse or family trying to work from the same space. You might be trying to manage video meetings and phone calls with pets and kids […]

How Does Your Company Cope with Uncertainty in 2020?

How Does Your Company Cope with Uncertainty in 2020?

Stephen P. Konstans, Senior Vice President & CFO Practice Leader Five years ago, Pearson Partners wrote an article discussing how organizations can cope with uncertainty. At that time, unstable stock markets, cyber-security threats, the Chinese economic slowdown, natural disasters and sociopolitical strife were among the issues contributing to global uncertainty. Fast forward to 2020, and today’s concerns include a volatile stock market, the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide economic slowdown, natural disasters, […]

Diversity and Inclusion: ROI, Business and Cultural Impacts

Diversity and Inclusion: ROI, Business and Cultural Impacts

Diversity and inclusion strategies can deliver return on investment beyond just numbers. Representation is a measure of diversity and employee experience is a measure of inclusion. Both increase productivity and profitability. Yet, many organizations approach diversity initiatives by simply “checking off the boxes” for recruitment and reputation management. To explore best practices for inclusion and diversity strategy, we invited a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders to share their thoughts […]

Should You Switch Industries in an Economic Downturn?

Should You Switch Industries in an Economic Downturn?

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International One of the questions you may be asking yourself is whether you should switch your industry or role in this time when many industries and companies are suffering due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. With record-high unemployment, those in a career transition may be wondering what else they can do. As executive recruiters, we are often asked […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Current Economy

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Current Economy

Stephen Konstans, Senior Vice President & Financial Officers Practice Leader As we are all living in our new normal with worldwide health issues confronting all of us, I thought it would be helpful for those interested to talk about What’s Hot & What’s Not from a business perspective. In doing so, I do not wish to gloss over the immense physical and emotional human tragedy so many people around the […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

  By Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC Vice President, Pearson Partners International When a leading Dallas-based nonprofit needed to hire a senior director of major gifts before launching a $30 million capital campaign, CEO Jan Edgar Langbein reached out to Pearson Partners International, a boutique executive search firm. “The Pearson Partners team was in my office within 48 hours and gained a deep understanding of the role,” said Langbein, CEO of […]

Pearson Partners International Names Renee Baker Arrington President and Chief Operating Officer

Pearson Partners International Names Renee Baker Arrington President and Chief Operating Officer

(DALLAS, TX – June 4, 2019)  – Pearson Partners International, a global retained executive search firm, has promoted Renee Baker Arrington to the role of president and the newly created role of chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2019. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors and most recently served as senior vice president. Founding Partner Keith Pearson will retain […]

Management by Wandering Around: It’s Good for You and Your Team

Management by Wandering Around: It’s Good for You and Your Team

Back in the 1980s, management consultant and best-selling business author Tom Peters wrote about the practice of “management by wandering around” (MBWA, also called management by walking around), a trait that helped Bill Hewlett and David Packard build HP into a leader in the computer industry. Apple’s Steve Jobs was another believer in the importance of getting out of the office and talking with employees at all levels of the […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Skilled managers provide the bedrock for organizational performance. They can shape the culture, improve productivity and drive creativity and innovation. But fewer training dollars are typically earmarked for managers than for people at other levels. David Deacon, whose career in human resources leadership has included executive positions at Credit Suisse, MasterCard and Capita, believes there are key steps managers can take to boost their careers and have a greater impact […]

New Practice Leaders Appointed in Pearson Partners Global Search Partnership

New Practice Leaders Appointed in Pearson Partners Global Search Partnership

New York, NY – April 2, 2019 – IIC Partners (www.iicpartners.com), one of the world’s top ten global executive search organizations, announced today the appointment of new leaders to its Practice Groups. Stephan Breitfeld, Partner of ingeniam Executive Search & Human Capital Consulting in Frankfurt has led the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group since July 2018. Mr. Breitfeld has close to 20 years of experience in the sector, recruiting for […]