The calls and emails have been coming in; the voices imperceptively waiver: The recruiters are nervous. Corporate leaders and naifs are looking out there windows, some even waiting for the call to come. Third party firms are wondering where the callbacks are> Who is Satan and who is the Saviour?
Satan is real and you are the Saviour but you don’t know this yet. Satan wants you to be afraid; he wants to cull the herd. Don’t let him scare you.
Push for long term planning; get away from your desk and meet them. Anywhere. Anytime. Anyplace. The good ones always need places to meet; offer your company’s plushest room and offer victuals and drinks. Don’t forget the shwag. Business cards? Forget them – pocket stuffers. Do better.
They’re more than just a resume; they’re flesh and blood and intellect and emotion. Do you know when they celebrate their birthday? Do you send them cards? Is your CEO truly engaged: Are there monthly meetings with outside HIPOs? Will your CEO make a call?
It doesn’t have to be End of Days; but it will if you don’t plan and attack.