Being Found: How Search Firms Find CEOs

June 7, 2017
Hosted by Pam Lassiter

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Pam Lassiter, Host of the CEO Academy, interviews Bruce Walton, Partner at Battalia Winston, an executive search firm consistently ranked as one of the top 15 best firms in the business, on “Being Found: How Search Firms Find CEOs”. Bruce describes the business model behind executive search (retained) firms so job seekers see that the firm’s mission is to help corporations find the optimum candidates for their positions and aren’t typically able to help job seekers find jobs. “How to be found’ by them includes being highly successful in your current job, being visible professionally, and continually helping others. The search firm interviews can be aced with self knowledge, with insightful research on the company leading to meaty questions, and by openness. “No one is perfect on all 10 dimensions.” You’ll hear multiple other best practices in the interview.

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Pam Lassiter

Pam Lassiter

Pam Lassiter improves your competitive edge and success at work. Author of The New Job Security, recipient of the Wall Street Journal’s Editor’s Choice Award, she is Principal of Lassiter Consulting, a global career management firm that co-creates paths with you to the work goals that you seek.

For over 30 years, Pam has worked with senior executives through her private practice, with global coaching firms, and with Harvard Business School’s Executive Education global leaders as they move into leadership roles. Lassiter teaches “Career Leadership” at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, leads the career series for HBS Boston Alumni, and gives keynote speeches to organizations and professional associations who know that growing their people will grow their business. Her interviews are on television and in business publications including Fast Company, Fortune, The Financial Times, Bloomberg radio, Financial News Network and CFO.

Her private clients are up-skilling their leadership competencies at their companies, are either confidentially transitioning into new companies or going through outplacement, or are planning active retirements. Her corporate clients need discreet coaching for senior leaders or outplacement and transition coaching during change.

Pam serves on multiple boards and coaches clients about strategies for including boards in your professional development.

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