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As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-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 one such teleconference, I was joined by Patricia Romboletti, an executive search and branding expert, and a member asked us, "During the call, you've suggested that companies are not going to respond to postings because most of it is done by networking. So why do companies create position postings, and who is the intended target?"


Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a highly sought-after top global expert on hiring and promotion decisions, took the stage at the 2013 World Business Forum and told the assembled attendees that the next great obstacle for business leaders was meeting the challenges of talent and capturing the opportunities ahead.

"All great leaders succeed by surrounding themselves with the best," stated Fernández-Aráoz. People who are bright, possess great self-discipline and are masters of making people decisions are some of the characteristics Fernández-Aráoz believes are necessary when setting a high bar for hiring.


Published on: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

10 Ways to Know if You’ll Get the Job

Posted By: Carol Kinsey Goman
Filed Under: job search, employment, careers, interviews, resume, executive coaching, carol kinsey goman
As the candidate in a job interviews, you're aware that you're being assessed for competence, confidence and candor. But what about the interviewer? Is he being totally upfront with you? Here are 10 cues that will tell you what the interviewer really thinks:


Published on: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Strategic Alignment is Critical to High Performance

Posted By: Laura Stack
Filed Under: leadership, strategy, productivity, laura stack
In business, we measure success by the bottom line, or as I've heard some people put it, "We keep score with dollars." When you get right down to it, profit represents the combination of drive, work and efficiency we call high productivity. Staying busy isn't enough; we have to stay busy at what matters, in ways that move us toward well-defined goals and objectives.


Published on: Monday, February 24, 2014

What’s Your $1 Billion Idea?

Posted By: Doug Sundheim
Filed Under: innovation, new ideas, doug sundheim, business inspiration
Anyone would be inspired by the story of Nick Woodman, the CEO of GoPro, a $2.5B company that makes wearable HD video cameras. The highlights:

In the late 1990s/early 2000s, Woodman blows $4M of VC money on a failed venture called, an ultimately ill-conceived loyalty, sweepstakes and entertainment website. In 2002, unsure of what to do with his life, he takes off to surf in Indonesia and Australia. He wants to capture live-action shots from his surfboard. The only cost-effective way to do this is by strapping a disposable camera to his wrist with rubber bands. Not surprisingly, it doesn't work well.


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