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Theranos: Blood, Sweat & Tears

If you were previously not familiar with Theranos, following the business news these past few weeks certainly would have changed that. Theranos is a blood-testing start-up that developed a completely new and seemingly more efficient way of handling diagnostic blood testing. Like many others, I watched with awe as Theranos and its Founder Elizabeth Holmes [...]

You had Me at Hello: How Hiring Companies Deter Outstanding Potential Employees

Companies have been hiring again. Perhaps selectively and far more strategically than ever before but the job market can definitely be described as robust. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth in 2015 has averaged 198,000 per month with industries such as health care, information, and professional and business [...]

How to Improve Your Powers of Persuasion

As an executive recruiter, I am often asked about the skills that are most important to succeed. I always answer the same way: unequivocally, the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is the key to success in your career and in life. Think about it—how does anyone accomplish anything in our highly interconnected [...]

Gender Diversity: Moving from the why to the how

This article was originally published in: Ethical Boardroom Magazine - Summer 2015 edition No matter your level of support for or interest in the issue of diversity in the boardroom, no one would disagree that it is a 'hot topic' in corporate governance circles and corner offices around the globe.  Diversity in the boardroom can [...]

Boards and Activists: It does not have to be a Collision

Given the activist investor climate these days, it may be surprising to recognize that activists have been around for decades. The quintessential example took place back in 1985 when Carl Icahn bought Trans World Airlines, then took it private and subsequently sold off its assets. Many claimed Icahn was responsible for the demise of this [...]

Leading Millennials and Beyond!

I admit it, I am a Baby Boomer. Part of the cohort of people born post-World War II. Subsequent to the Boomers came Generation X, Y, and then the Millennials. Depending on the source, Generation Y are sometimes referred to as Millennials as well. According to The White House, Millennials are the cohort of Americans [...]

Target’s Fall Guy: Is Your Board Prepared?

Gregg Steinhafel, former Chairman and CEO of Target Corporation stepped down earlier this month. The primary reason stated was because of the continued fall-out from the 2013 massive data breach. And massive it was! In case you don’t recall, up to 110 million customer records were compromised. It is interesting to note that there are [...]