Content, comments and thoughts from our Partners

Category Archives: General


Positive Choices for 2018

In January this year we decided to focus on three things: Positive Psychology….and how to operationalise it in our business Strengths…. understanding what will take us towards success or near perfect performance and recognising this in candidates Growth….4 new practice areas to build and broaden our client services Dr Paige […]


You don’t know what you can do until you try….

We started focusing on Positivity in January this year and this bias to our ways of working and approach has made a dramatic impression on our business.  The focus on Positivity led us to choose a charity to support and further choices led us to do an Ultra Challenge -100km […]


AN ENJOYABLE TWIST on a strengths-based approach

Last week I took off my Managing Partner hat and put on racing gloves. I “crewed” on a racing yacht at Cowes Week… I have done this many times and can report it is both fun and hard graft! To set the scene – it’s an event for thousands of crew […]


Am I Good Enough?

Am I good enough? is an interesting question that rose to the surface during my day volunteering with Smart Works. Smart Works provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need. They give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed […]


Taking a Strengths-based approach

There was something missing from our internal employee review process….it was a bit wooden and we paid it lip service.  We have had the benefit of working behind the scenes with hundreds of companies whose Human Resources functions have invested significant sums in their annual review and engagement systems.  Reflecting […]


What drives high performance in the workplace?

What drives high performance in the workplace? What drives high performance at work? On 2nd January 2018 I introduced “Positive Choices for 2018” – both here on-line and to our team at BarrettClark Executive Search.  Since then we have been exploring Positive Psychology – the Science of Wellbeing – and […]


Positivity Is The Centre Around Which Success Orbits

Looking back on January……I can say that good choices and positivity has resulted in numerous successes at BarrettClark…. the year has started with a bounce…. a fizz….and a yelp of excitement. What has been most striking is the results in our business from the work we are doing around positive […]


The Good Old Days of Advertising

I am a bit old school and back in the day we used to spend hours scripting elegantly worded adverts, handing them to an advertising agency who would then create and publish in the Sunday Times Appointments section. A very satisfying and lavishly expensive exercise where we would try and […]