The Executive Brief

Finding Your Integrator: Are you really ready?

As a Visionary, your eyes are always on the big picture, audacious goals, new ideas and growth, growth, growth. For the most part, this is a great thing; it’s why you’ve gotten this far in your business. But even the fastest sports cars in the world are made with brakes. At times you need to ...

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5 Things Visionaries Should Know About Hiring a Fractional Integrator

As a Visionary, you have grown your company from a fledgling enterprise to the organization it is today. You want to take your business to the next level - and you know an Integrator is what you need. But, your company might not have the means or the need for a full-time executive. A Fractional ...

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The 5 Key Checkpoints for Evaluating Integrators

Next month I’ll be speaking at A Conference for Companies Running on EOS® -- a first-ever event for companies that have fully embraced EOS tools, systems and philosophies. My talk will focus mainly on strategies for successful Integrator and functional leader search and hiring.  

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Evaluating and Hiring Leaders For Your ESOP

At KeyStone, we have a particular appreciation for ESOP companies. They have an innate understanding of the importance of cultural fit and alignment to things we have built our practice upon. I am very excited to be attending and speaking at the 2017 NCEO annual conference in Denver, Colorado ...

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Which Kind of Company Needs an Integrator The Most?

It's actually a bit of a trick question.

Any company that wants to grow needs an Integrator.

But companies with leadership teams who are adamantly against hiring an Integrator, are probably the ones who need them the most. 

In my 20+ years of serving private companies, I’ve observed many leaders ...

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When Hiring an Integrator, Save for a Schwinn

 

 
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EOS

Culture is YOUR Competitive Advantage

At Keystone, we are culture addicts. Besides spending every day working with awesome companies with great cultures, we enthusiastically read articles and blogs to gain even more insight on what makes a great company culture. This month, two amazing company cultures jumped out at us (and they ...

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Sales Problem or Something Else?

Here at KeyStone we’ve been privileged to work with a number of great mid-sized companies with long histories of growth and success. Often, we get introduced to these companies when they have somehow gotten stuck. The company’s growth has stalled and they consult us about finding a new Vice ...

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Compared to What?

I regularly have breakfast with a friend.  She is a former colleague, we have had many similar life experiences and we have come to know each other quite well.  She always begins our conversations by asking me how I’m doing.   On one particular occasion, instead of giving the usual rote answer of ...

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The Value of Core Values

This week’s post on KeyStone Search’s Culture, Leadership and Alignment Blog was kindly contributed by Brian Lassiter, President of Performance Excellence Network. Thank you to Mr. Lassiter for allowing KeyStone to share his expertise.

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