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4February 2017

Streamline the Hiring Process to Attract the Best Talent

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The need to hire varies from company to company. Maybe your organization is just starting out, and you’re at that exciting point where you are building your dream team. Perhaps you’re expanding, and you’ve recognized that the demand for your product and services is now greater than the output of your current workforce. Or have you just lost a valuable [...]

31January 2017

The 7 Deadly Sins of LinkedIn Profiles

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

LinkedIn has unequivocally changed the nature of business relationships. We are now visible and increasingly interconnected. Detailed career information is out there online for anyone and everyone to see. We share specifics of our job responsibilities, reporting relationships and even our personal networks. As a result the practice of recruitment has irrevocably changed as well. For the better. This central [...]

4January 2017

Millennials: What Corporate Boards Need to be Thinking About

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Millennials are taking over the world! Ok, not quite but by 2020 (only three years away) they will represent 50% of the global workforce according to PWC. And Forbes has reported that by 2025 they will be 75% of our workforce. Like it or not, this generation is becoming increasingly more critical to the success of every business. Before we [...]

27September 2016

Lands’ End of a Very Short Chapter

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

According to the 2010 census, Dodgeville, Wisconsin had 4,693 residents. Aside from farming, Dodgeville's main industry is the corporate headquarters of Lands' End with approximately 6,000 employees. Full disclosure, I am a big fan of Lands' End products. They are uncomplicated, generally unembellished and very functional. Recently Fortune magazine said the company is known for their "casual American style." Not [...]

29July 2016

Create a Continuous Learning Culture on Your Board, Today!

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The board of directors knows everything. Or do they? By virtue of their stature and prominence both within a corporation and outside, there is a somewhat unspoken belief that directors on a board already have all the experience and knowledge that they need. But in today’s hyper-evolving and hyper-competitive business environment this is no longer the case. Boards like everyone [...]

18July 2016

Disney’s CEO Succession: Timing Can be Everything!

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Only 27% of directors said their company “had adequate bench strength of insiders in its CEO talent pipeline,” according to PwC’s 2015 Corporate Directors Survey. The Walt Disney Company used to be one of these. Until April of this year, Disney seemed to have an internal successor in place to take over from CEO Bob Iger when he retired in [...]