Published on: Monday, September 19, 2011
As senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, Paola Antonelli strives to promote a deeper understanding of design's transformative and constructive influence on the world and how designers help bridge the path to the future.
Designers, as she sees them, are interpreters. They help companies sense needs and preferences and understand consumer behavior. Their work is deeply intertwined and mutually dependent on science and scientists, Antonelli said, because new discoveries and ways of unleashing their potential and connectivity with the human experience hinge on creativity, exploration, imagination and the innovation that results.
Published on: Thursday, September 15, 2011
While working from home recently, a colleague called to let me know he was ready to start having our remote meetings via Skype but was having some trouble getting the app up and running on his home computer.
I immediately ran into my bathroom, fixed my hair, dusted some bronzer on my cheeks and applied lipstick — while simultaneously talking him through how to download and launch the app.
In just those few minutes it took him to deploy Skype and video-call me, I was camera-ready.
Published on: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.
In a recent teleconference where Bob Hueglin an executive career coach and ExecuNet meeting facilitator in Dallas, Texas joined me, a caller asked, "What is the best approach to brand and sell your skills when they are diversified across areas like marketing, business channels and so forth; do I create three different résumés, or do I approach this in a different way?"
Résumé construction and the best ways for executives to brand themselves are areas where ExecuNet has devoted a great deal of resources and has many experts to call upon. Now more than ever before, how one has branded himself is a critical aspect of the job search process and is an area members frequently inquire about. For those who missed the teleconference, available on demand, here's what we suggested to the caller: