Here at Pangaea, we know all too well that people want to reach the C-Suite in the Software industry for different reasons; for some it’s pure ambition and others, they want to have a greater impact and make a difference in the World, leading from the top.
Cassandra Frangos worked as the Head of Executive Global Talent at Cisco and has interviewed dozens of CEOs about what it takes to reach the C-Suite. Her book, 'How to crack the C-Suite Code’ is a great read and talks about the four core paths to get to C-Level.
In it, she states that according to the Kaufmann foundation, the average and median age of US-born tech founders is 39 and twice as many are over 50 than 25. In addition, people 55 or older are twice as likely to launch a high-growth start-up compared with the under 35 crowd according to Forbes.
When it comes to having a greater impact and making a difference, here at Pangaea, we can offer our Senior and Executive leaders a number of bespoke, High Performance Leadership coaching packages to catapult you to the much coveted next level.
Our leading edge ‘Systemic Coaching and Constellations’ process is a ground-breaking approach that helps leaders to identify their hidden blocks and resolve the complex dilemmas that may stop them from reaching the next level or fulfilling their true 'C-Suite' potential.
If you are interested in discussing some of the one-to-one coaching programs or workshops we can offer your Software company, please do get in touch to arrange an initial consultation.
Until next time,
So, I keep hearing how AI is going to be the death of the recruitment industry. And it’s interesting, particularly as I’ve been headhunting for a few AI and RPA vendors over the last 12 months.
Well I have to admit…I’m petrified!
Nope....not really! ;-)
And do you know why? Because whilst much of what AI and Robotic Process Automation can offer has value, when it comes to the finesse of selling, consulting and persuading…. where there’s nuance, a decision to be made, careful thought-out planning…..technology simply cannot compare.
Now there’s no doubt, automation will take a lot of the hack out of the sourcing process – matching CV’s, matching profiles on job boards, social media etc. but don’t forget, in the software industry, superior talent isn’t active in the market. The real craft is in the influencing, in managing the process, handling counter offers, in finding 'unfindable' talent – that’s where the human element is unmatchable.
If you look at the top talent in your company….do you think replacing these people with AI is an option? I doubt it.
Having said that, if you do need to replace anyone in your software company, or you simply need to add to the headcount you currently have, anywhere in the world, then look no further. As global experts in placing senior talent in the software industry, we’ve got you covered, so please get in touch to arrange a chat.
Until next time,
When Junglemap met Oasis
The Ultimate Betrayal
Blackpool work, suicide awareness and mental health.
Whilst France is known worldwide for its wine, food and culture, it's never really been the country I'd immediately think of in relation to tech startups.
So, last night I came home to my kitchen looking like a scene from ‘Breaking Bad’…. my teenage daughter was making slime with Borax…it’s a big thing with the kids at the minute.
A CEO in the software industry based out of the US recently asked us for help in finding two VPs……one for EMEA and one for APAC.
I’d like to introduce you to Melissa Thompson, who was Executive Director, Global Talent Acquisition at Citrix for the past several years. In addition to sharing my maiden name, she shares my passion for finding good talent in the technology industry and also a wicked sense of humour…..we must be related….even if she is based in Texas.
So, I’ve just arrived back from a beautiful holiday in the Algarve.
I remember when I was hitting my software sales numbers early on in my enterprise sales career and beating some of my much older and more experienced peers, being told that to get the same company car everyone else had, I needed to be able to act older. My boss at the time said, "when you go into a meeting, you need to be able to act 27, not 22."
Do you remember the film Training Day? I watched it again at the weekend.
I have lost my voice. It’s not completely gone, I can make some noise. I sound a little bit like when the wind comes through the front door.....there are several tones to it all at once, it’s very frustrating!
Huge apologies it’s so late…Happy New Year! I think most of the population here in the UK has been off ill, so it’s likely this is the first email you’ve opened if you are indeed in the UK.
So with Christmas fast approaching, I was feeling pretty on top of things. My daughter Layla has been dying to get her hands on these ‘Kylie Jenner’ lip kits, (yet another epic marketing campaign by the Karsdashian clan) and knowing how much demand there is for them, I ordered hers over a month ago….to ensure the look of delight on her face on Christmas Day.