Published on: Monday, December 05, 2011
I took this picture at Grounds for Sculpture
over the summer, which is an incredible place that I'd encourage you to visit if you are nearby. It resonated with me because, I'll admit, I'm such a gadget geek that I sometimes have my head down, pushing buttons and missing what is happening right in front of me.
My rationale is that I am capturing the moment in a picture or on Facebook or I'm looking up information that I need right
now! But I have to be more conscious that it's really the experience that's meant to be savored, not the documentation.
Published on: Friday, December 02, 2011
Mixed economic signals of late further reinforce the notion that executive job search and career transition will continue to require a thoughtful campaign of several months to achieve success.
The findings of a new survey by ExecuNet of 180 executive recruiters, reveal that currently employed business executives should expect to spend, on average, nearly seven months to find their next career opportunity, while those currently unemployed may require an average of just over 10 months to find their next senior-management job.
Published on: Thursday, December 01, 2011
Once again, the number of companies expecting to recruit for senior-executive roles over the next six months is higher than the number of employers planning to shed management jobs during the same time, according to the results of a recent survey of 180 executive recruiters by ExecuNet.
In November, ExecuNet's benchmark Executive Job Creation Index stayed in positive territory, with companies planning to hire executives outnumbering those planning to engage in management cutbacks.
Published on: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Whether we see the Occupy Wall Street protests as a short-term blip or a harbinger of much bigger things, the movement does make clear that a segment of the American population is angry with business — very angry. And they have a point. The 2008 credit crisis wiped billions of dollars from pensions funds, IRAs and 401Ks. More than a few Americans will have to work past retirement age to compensate for it.
What's more, that crisis wasn't a stand-alone, once-in-a-generation correction. It is part of a 30-year pattern of increasing volatility, decreasing investor returns, and ongoing bad behavior by executives. And it's getting worse. Since the turn of the 21st century, we've seen two massive value-destroying market meltdowns and a string of ethics breaches, including accounting scandals, options-backdating schemes and the subprime mortgage debacle.
Published on: Monday, November 28, 2011
If there existed a business world miracle scale, one might place the resurgence of Chrysler on one end and a certain online shoe retailer that pays shipping both ways at the other.
(AT&T's wireless network playing nice with the new iPhone 4S would fall somewhere in between.)A miracle
: Something extraordinary. Contrary to the established constitution and course of things. The opposite of normalness and usualness. Something that challenges the status quo.