Think Different? Real diversity means getting past groupthink.
The Conference Board Review Summer 2012
Diversity was never supposed to be limited to skin color, gender, or ethnicity. It also promised to help generate a broader range of thoughts, opinions, and perspectives—and help overcome the curse of groupthink.
Best Buy opening up its CEO search
Star Tribune20 April 2012
The Richfield-based retailer’s new commitment to transparency will help it recruit a world-class leader, experts say.
RIM Goes for Broke
TechNewsWorld 30 March 2012
RIM‘s new CEO Thorsten Heins is taking a big risk in dumping many of the company‘s executives, and that dramatic action alone isn‘t likely to turn the company around.
Take a career risk in turbulent times
The Globe and Mail 27 January 2012
Deciding when to make a career move can be one of those difficult questions that keeps even the most steel–nerved executive awake at night.
RIM’s Heins: Change Investors Can Believe In?
TechNewsWorld 24 January 2012
Are RIM‘s investors impossible to please, or has the company added yet another monumental mistake to the chain of missteps that have led it to the brink of disaster?
Why women need to step up to the microphone
The Globe and Mail 28 October 2011
“Does this speech make my butt look fat?” A new book, The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best, starts with that line and, after my initial laugh, I realized it really struck a chord.
7 Mistakes People Make When Working With Headhunters
Business Insider 12 October 2011
If you’re looking to switch jobs, it’s smart to go through a headhunter or recruiter. These people often have access to jobs that aren’t advertised and can speed up the hiring process.
Clichés to ditch on the job hunt
The Globe and Mail 22 September 2011
Meet John: An Innovative, Motivated Problem Solver with Extensive Experience, John is a Dynamic, Results-Oriented Team Player with a Proven Track Record in Fast-Paced Entrepreneurial positions. Sound like a promising job candidate? Or a walking cliché?
How to Deal with Difficult Coworkers
Woman’s Day 19 August 2011
No matter how lovely most of your coworkers are, there are always a few personality types that tend to bring down office morale. But you don’t have to let Mrs. Stress-y Pants or The “No” Man make your nine-to-five life miserable. Below, our experts’ tips on how to deal with the most annoying workplace dispositions in order to have a less stressful work day.
Financial Post: Headhunters Reveal 11 Ways To Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Job
Financial Post 24 June 2011
It’s no secret that working with a headhunter or recruiter can be an effective way to advance your career. Headhunters often have access to jobs that are not advertised elsewhere and can speed up the hiring process between an employer and potential candidate. The trick, however, is understanding how a headhunter operates.
Job hunt calls for details, not phone contact
Chicago Tribune 24 June 2011
You’ve likely seen the usual closing line on an online job posting: “No phone calls, please.” But how important is it to abide by potential employers’ requests not to call about, or even show up in person for, a job opening? How else is one to stand out in a sea of electronic applicants?
A Real Crying Shame
Chicago Tribune 18 May 2011
Do tears in workplace work more against women than men?
7 Things Not to Say During a Job Interview
Fox Business 18 March 2011
When interviewing for a job, we all want to put our best foot forward, but sometimes we end up putting it in our mouths instead.
Top 10 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job
ForbesWoman 17 March 2011
Unhappy at your job but not sure if it’s the right time to leave? You’re not alone.
Does your resume make you look old?
Money Magazine 25 February 2011
Been applying for work and have little to show for it? Don’t assume the lousy job market is solely to blame. Your résumé could be working against you as well.
Social Media Networking: Quick Tips for Busy Directors
Boardmember.com First Quarter 2011
Chances are, you’ve heard a great deal about social media. But if you haven’t gotten online and joined the conversation, you may be falling behind professionally, not just technologically.
Jamie Dimon Eyes The Door
Business Insider 17 December 2010
Jamie Dimon is approaching an important milestone leading JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and it may suggest the time to move could come in 2011.
Buffett’s chosen one
Canadian Business 6 December 2010
Nobody’s heard of Todd Combs. How did he become Buffett’s heir apparent?
Fifth Third takes away president’s role leading board meetings
Daily Herald 21 June 2010
Fifth Third Bancorp, Ohio’s largest bank, revised bylaws to put its independent lead director in charge of board meetings when the chairman is absent, a role previously filled by the lender’s president.
TARP boards have yet to demonstrate independence
CFO Zone 22 March 2010
While banks and other companies that have been bailed out by taxpayers have taken some significant steps to change their governance practices, they still have a considerable way to go, experts say.
Interview Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job
ForbesWoman 8 February 2010
On paper you’re the perfect candidate for the position. So what happened at the interview?
Tweets (And More) Of The Week: Board Gender Quotas
ForbesWoman Community 23 January 2010
Some readers say a law feminizing corporate boards is the best path to equality; others oppose quotas as a matter of pride.
How Global Is Your Senior Team?
Chief Executive.net 21 January 2010
If more and more of your revenue and profits are coming from outside the U.S., should the composition of your top team reflect this?
Career Smart Advisor Strategies & Solutions for Your Career Success
ExecuNet 23 November 2009
As the Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaches, it’s the perfect time to be thankful for what we have, both in our personal lives as well as our professional ones, while at the same time finding new things for which to be thankful.
The Growth of Family-Centered Care
AMN Healthcare 4 November 2009
More and more facilities are discovering family-centered care appeals to health consumers and can improve outcomes.
Who can fill the CEO seat?
The Boston Globe 9 October 2009
With Bank of America under scrutiny, some say new leader should come from outside the company.
Work & Family mailbox
The Wall Street Journal 16 September 2009
Q: I appreciated your recent column on at-home parents returning to the work force. I too am an at-home mom trying to find a full-time job, but I face the added burden of being well into my 50s. My age seems immediately to disqualify me for jobs for which I believe I am well-qualified. Any advice? —K.H., Minneapolis
Career Smart Advisor Strategies & Solutions for Your Career Success
ExecuNet 14 September 2009
When you spend so much time during a job search to find the best possible career opportunity, you want to be sure that your efforts lead you to a fulfilling long-term position.
Getting From At-Home to On-the-Job, Even Now
The Wall Street Journal 29 July 2009
When a mothers’ group huddled on Laurie Witt’s screened porch last summer over sandwiches and iced tea, they wanted more than leisurely chit-chat.
High-profiles CEO illnesses kept under wraps prompt debate
Executive Recruiter News May 2009
Much rides on whether or not a chief executive officer is fit to serve, and his or her health is one important criterion that determines this.
Target board battle: What’s it mean for the rest of us?
MinnPost.com 27 May 2009
The results of Target’s contested board of directors election will be announced Thursday at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, but what does this internal battle mean for the rest of us who don’t sit on the board or own Target stock?