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Published on: Monday, June 25, 2012

When Money is the Only Motivator

Posted By: Joseph Daniel McCool
Filed Under: leadership, joseph daniel mccool, employee compensation, organizational culture
Money can be a dangerous thing for organizations, and the pursuit of more of it can be downright treacherous to organizational culture.

Just consider the case of a certain financial services firm whose leadership, business practices and culture have been under duress for some time. Most recently, it was the spectacle of a high-profile resignation forced, the departed executive stated in a much publicized Op-Ed piece, by its absolute pursuit of more money from more clients whether the tools, devices and outcomes were good for those clients or not.


Published on: Friday, June 22, 2012

The 11 Steps to Innovation

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple, and author of 10 books, most recently, Enchantment, said he always uses the "top 10" concept for his presentations. "This way, if I suck, you know exactly how much longer I'll be speaking."

Luckily, for 2012 World Innovation Forum delegates, where ExecuNet exclusively reported, Kawasaki didn't suck, and he even added a bonus step.


Despite a slight dip in overall recruiter confidence in May, slightly more executive recruiters were poised to consider adding to their team of consultants and researchers to rebuild their infrastructure and address the search needs of companies that are still hiring despite mixed signals on the overall economy.


I'm teaching grad students how to write their Master's thesis projects, and one woman wrote very passionately about her topic — but without substantiation. When I questioned her research, she argued that millions were experiencing her personal viewpoint, and suffering the effects she outlined.

But, this isn't a "feelings paper," I pointed out; it's research. Unless she could cite credible sources, I couldn't accept her argument in the way she wrote it.


Published on: Monday, June 18, 2012

When the CEO Pay Gap Gets Out of Hand

Recently, a newspaper columnist decried the revelations that a certain CEO had reaped a windfall in the tens of millions as "shocking." What was more shocking, on further review, was that any informed member of the business media would be so dumbstruck by the incredible gulf between CEO pay at some large corporations and the salaries of their average rank-and-file employees.


What World Renowned Business Leaders Have to Say

Many of the world's top business leaders, from a variety of industries, gathered in New York City to share their views on business and the challenges today's leaders will face in the coming years. Attendees learned how visionaries from a wide range of management disciplines define the process and commitments required to realize the potential for raising organizational performance in a time of lingering economic uncertainty and a changing global economy. These are can't miss insights for any business executive!

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