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With Halloween behind us, attention begins to turn toward the end-of-year holidays, at least here in the US. For many job seekers, there is a perception that hiring activity takes a holiday as well, so we surveyed executive recruiters to learn what they're really doing the last couple months of the year.


Published on: Thursday, November 08, 2012

Expanding Your Network of Conversations

Where is your company going? How fast will it grow? And will it be able to attract the kind of people and innovation capital necessary to reach its objectives? It likely all depends on the network of conversations currently underway within your enterprise. Just consider the prospects your sales team may be talking with, or the technology suppliers already engaged with your IT team. Then there are prospective employees who may be interviewing right this minute with your HR leaders and hiring managers.


Published on: Tuesday, November 06, 2012

What Presidential Elections Really Provide

Posted By: Joseph Daniel McCool
Filed Under: leadership, joseph daniel mccool, business confidence, economy, presidential election
I can't remember a time when so many business people were anxious to learn exactly who will be president of the United States for the next four years. Perhaps because of the tough economic climate we've all been fighting through for the past four years, it seems many business leaders yearn for the certainty of knowing exactly how government policies, regulations and tax frameworks will impact them and their enterprises moving forward so they can effectively plan for the future.


The journey of entrepreneurialism can be as individual as a fingerprint, as was learned during the small business panel discussion led by The Wall Street Journal's Small Business Editor Vanessa O'Connell, during a private breakfast for delegates at World Business Forum. What motivates one to start a business, the challenges met along the way, and the obstacles that become opportunity are all part of every entrepreneur's unique story.

But commonality lies in their passion to keep moving forward, despite setbacks, slammed doors or lack of funding. The three start-up entrepreneurs on the WSJ panel, where ExecuNet exclusively reported, have met the gamut of experiences on their pathway to success, and shared what they learned along their individual upward trajectories.


Published on: Monday, October 29, 2012

Sorting Leadership from Everyday Management

Former US Secretary of Defense and ex-university president, Dr. Robert Gates is one of those rare species in the public sector who says what he means, means what he says and doesn't care whose feathers he ruffles so long as it meets with what's best for the American people in our turbulent and divisive political age.

"I believe strongly that leadership is much more than managing well," Gates told the audience at the recent World Business Forum in New York. "Real leadership is a rare commodity."


Finding new ways to do business is always a challenge, but for success in an ever-changing world, business leaders today must be willing to try new things and remain extremely flexible. Read what some of the world's greatest innovators had to say in this ExecuNet exclusive.

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