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After a bruising four-year period during which many executive search firms — like their corporate clients — were forced to downsize, these firms continue to take a slow, purposeful approach to rebuilding their own consulting and research teams.


Published on: Friday, April 20, 2012

Do You Talk About Fight Club@f79

Posted By: Robyn Greenspan
Filed Under: robyn greenspan, leadership, roundtables, conflict resolution
Some leaders view conflict as fighting and ignore it, but conflict-avoidance can be every bit as damaging as all-out conference room brawls. "Conflict can be cancerous to an organization," said a president in the manufacturing industry during a discussion in ExecuNet's General Management Roundtable. "The sooner you deal with it the better. It will not go away, and will only get worse. I have found that one must deal with it quickly, fairly and firmly. When dealing with conflict, the longer you delay, the 'cancer' will grow and has the potential to devastate an organization."


Published on: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here’s How You’ll Get to the Next Level

In ExecuNet's recent executive job market intelligence survey, nearly 2,600 corporate leaders told us what they really needed to do to get to the next level in their careers.

The responses ranged from "nothing" to specific recommendations for the President of the United States. And while I haven't done a full analysis on this portion of the data, it seems many answered from a place of internal locus of control, whereby one is responsible for taking the necessary actions to create their own success. As examples:


Published on: Monday, April 16, 2012

Be a Chief Simplicity Officer

Posted By: Robyn Greenspan
Filed Under: robyn greenspan, roundtable, procedures, organizational complexity
Every manager — from the CEO down — has to focus on continually reducing complexity, and this senior technology executive asked his peers in ExecuNet's General Management Roundtable how their companies were managing complexity in today's fast-changing environment.


Published on: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Do You Really Need an MBA?

Some who were unemployed during the last few years chose to use that time to pursue additional education, hoping the degree would accelerate their job search or enable a career change.


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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