What We Look For
Internally, we function as a highly coached, lightly managed, high-performing team. We have each other’s backs and push each other to be the best versions of ourselves. Though assembling a team that represents a diversity of perspective, background, educational focus, and expertise is our primary goal in recruitment, we also look for several consistent traits we know help people succeed here:
Confidence + Humility
Our work requires us to speak to C-Suite leaders at some of the largest and most successful companies in the world. We wrangle leadership teams to make difficult strategic decisions, we speak on stages, we build relationships, and we convince people to listen to our ideas for the good of their business. All this takes confidence.
On the other hand, we help people change, guide organizations in times of transformation, and support strategic corporate initiatives. This work is not linear. There is no “right” answer—it can be messy, emotional, and complicated. We can only succeed if we are open-minded, great listeners, and willing to put our ideas out there to be challenged, stretched, poked, prodded, and sometimes squashed. This takes humility. As soon as we become certain rather than curious, we lose our magic.
Creativity + Execution
Our clients hire us to be their team of creative problem solvers, but our work isn’t just about coming up with amazing ideas. We have to know how to bring them to life and make them real. We need people on our team who can both ideate and execute—who can be brilliantly creative and then switch into production mode to get the job done.
Honesty, Transparency, Constructivity
If you like to play politics, please do not apply. We help our clients cut through these barriers to team performance, and that won’t happen if we’re dealing with those issues ourselves. Politics can be a culture killer. In order to create a safe space for people to be brilliant and learn and grow, every one of us must come to the table in an honest and transparent way—no hidden agendas, no information hoarding. Our culture thrives when we build respectful relationships, operate with integrity, deal directly with issues that arise, and have the hard conversations to work things out.