Thoughts & Insights


Executive Recruiter Misteps and Stumbles!

Ah, the joys of being an Executive Recruiter. Part of a profession with no credentialing process, low barriers to entry and nicknamed “Headhunter” which is otherwise associated with shrunken heads and decapitation! But, do not mistake the indefinite nature of this profession with a lack of rules, guidelines and very precise conventions of behavior. Just because there is no universal…
Patricia Lenkov
January 29, 2015

7 Reasons to Become a Board Director

There are probably many more than seven reasons to become a board director but here are some of my primary thoughts. These come about as a result of a presentation I gave several months ago to the alumni of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. If you were previously considering board service but unsure, this should substantiate your ambition: Intellectual Challenge…
Patricia Lenkov
December 3, 2014

Diversity of a Different Persuasion

Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes and has been and continues to be the subject of much debate in business communities across the globe. As an Executive Recruiter I have been asked to identify candidates who are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender and even geography. One type of diversity that has more recently begun to receive subtle…
Patricia Lenkov
November 3, 2014

Becoming a Board Director – A Game Plan!

There are so many questions about how to attain the elusive and often seemingly unattainable corporate board role. After years of individual conversations providing such advice and numerous public presentations on the topic, I herein offer you 7 suggestions. These come as a result of my 18 years recruiting board directors and infinite conversations with those who already sit on…
Patricia Lenkov
October 17, 2014

Hiring in the Age of Social Media

Social media has changed everything! Human beings have been communicating since the beginning of time and with the advent of the Internet and more recently social media tools, the basics of human interaction have been altered forever. Does this sound a bit grandiose? That’s because it is. According to the 2013 Digital Marketing Report published by Experian Marketing Services, Americans…
Patricia Lenkov
June 10, 2014

The Buck Stops Here. Let’s Begin.

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