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Stay Engaged With Your Top Performers

November 10, 2015

When is the best time to find out what your company can do to keep high-performing employees from leaving? It isn’t during the exit interview – by then, it’s already too late. The new offer has been accepted, resignation notice given and the personal contents box already packed. Now is not the time to start…

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Why you should trust that stranger in finance

March 4, 2013

“Some may think one of the strangest things to do is believe in a stranger, but if not one stranger believed in us, once upon a time, where would we all be today?… someone did it for you.”  – Anne Kreamer Kind of makes you think, right? This statement is borrowed from a great blog…

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Take What You Need

January 18, 2013

The other night, I read a great book on leadership titled “Turn The Ship Around” by L. David Marquet. Captain Marquet commanded a nuclear-powered submarine called the USS Santa Fe. The crew went from being “worst to first.” The Santa Fe earned awards for being the most improved ship in the Pacific, and most combat-effective…

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ALL ABOARD! Steering the New Employee in the Right Direction

December 13, 2012

I used to wonder what “Onboarding and Orientation” was all about.  What do you mean I need to board a company ship and orient myself into unchartered waters?  I am sure this is exactly how a lot of new employees feel when they first start their new job and are introduced to the Onboarding and…

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Results of our Leadership Talent Survey

December 7, 2012

Attracting and retaining leadership talent is one of the most important success factors for organizations in Alberta’s energy industry.  In order to assist organizations in developing a better understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of the industry’s talent strategies, Conroy Ross Partners initiated the Leadership Talent Survey. The survey addressed management and executive leaders in…

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On Compensation, Keeping Great People, and Old World Wisdom

February 3, 2012

I’m one of those lucky people who has a remarkable mentor.  At the end of every single lunch when we get together, I feel buoyed (we always laugh – a lot!), inspired, and that (as quickly as the world changes), there are just some basic fundamentals that never really vary. Bill tells the story of…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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