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Hunter Lovins, author and promoter of sustainable development, talks with ExecuNet's Tony Vlahos about doing the right thing, trust and curiosity in business leaders. Hunter believes the next 10 years are more important than the next 10,000 years. "We're up against in on climate change; we're up against it on loss of species; we're losing major ecosystems around the planet and we have all the technologies we need to solve all these problems. We can avoid the worst of the disasters that are coming at us out of climate change and do so at a profit." She believes there is a tremendous amount that companies can and must do in terms of human and natural resources. "Doing the right thing is always good business," she said.

 

 
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 ExecuNet networking meeting facilitator and executive career search expert, and a member asked us, "Is it possible and appropriate to introduce yourself to the posting recruiter or company if you see a job posting that isn’t quite right?"

 

Published on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Don’t Take a Job Search Holiday!

Posted By: Mark Anderson
Filed Under: mark anderson, recruiters, job serach, holdiays
 
Every year around now, when Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving plans are being made, we hear members speculate about the health of the job market — there's a common belief that hiring pretty much comes to a halt for the holidays. That's really not the case.

The hiring process is in full swing this time of year. There are just as many active search assignments being worked on, so if you want to get on the interview slate, let others take a long break from their search while you actively amp up your networking!

 

Published on: Monday, November 17, 2014

Help Recruiters See Your Capacity to Bloom

Posted By: Mark Anderson
Filed Under: mark anderson, job search, recruiters
 
Getting noticed is so challenging for job seekers today! Executives feel as though they could do the job if they were only given a chance and if a recruiter would simply call.

During a conversation recently with ExecuNet members, recruiter Tony Palmer, Director with leading global executive search firm StantonChase International, had some interesting things to say about that. He likened the characteristics of a thriving 8-foot tall rosebush on the side of his daughter's house to job seekers and the conditions needed to thrive.

 

Published on: Friday, November 14, 2014

9 Truths Bosses Hide From Employees

Posted By: Geoffrey James
Filed Under: leading teams, geoffrey james
 
Being an effective boss means keeping some of your thoughts and feelings to yourself rather than sharing them with employees. Here are nine common thoughts that even great bosses sometimes have, but that are best kept private:

 

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