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Published on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Inflated Résumé Folly

How would you like to have your career and reputation suddenly fall down around you one day?

That's the potential that awaits business executives found to have fudged or inflated their résumés. It's simply a poor decision, no matter the temptation given a competitive job market or the feelings of inadequacy that translate into an ill-conceived attempts to appear a more attractive candidate.

There have been, over the years, many cases in which executives' claims about their educational background or other achievements have been found to be fraudulent or, from the eyes of the unrepentant, "not quite perfectly accurate." And there will be more to come, as unscrupulous individuals look for an edge to get ahead in business.


Published on: Monday, June 25, 2012

When Money is the Only Motivator

Posted By: Joseph Daniel McCool
Filed Under: leadership, joseph daniel mccool, employee compensation, organizational culture
Money can be a dangerous thing for organizations, and the pursuit of more of it can be downright treacherous to organizational culture.

Just consider the case of a certain financial services firm whose leadership, business practices and culture have been under duress for some time. Most recently, it was the spectacle of a high-profile resignation forced, the departed executive stated in a much publicized Op-Ed piece, by its absolute pursuit of more money from more clients whether the tools, devices and outcomes were good for those clients or not.


Published on: Friday, June 22, 2012

The 11 Steps to Innovation

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple, and author of 10 books, most recently, Enchantment, said he always uses the "top 10" concept for his presentations. "This way, if I suck, you know exactly how much longer I'll be speaking."

Luckily, for 2012 World Innovation Forum delegates, where ExecuNet exclusively reported, Kawasaki didn't suck, and he even added a bonus step.


Despite a slight dip in overall recruiter confidence in May, slightly more executive recruiters were poised to consider adding to their team of consultants and researchers to rebuild their infrastructure and address the search needs of companies that are still hiring despite mixed signals on the overall economy.


I'm teaching grad students how to write their Master's thesis projects, and one woman wrote very passionately about her topic — but without substantiation. When I questioned her research, she argued that millions were experiencing her personal viewpoint, and suffering the effects she outlined.

But, this isn't a "feelings paper," I pointed out; it's research. Unless she could cite credible sources, I couldn't accept her argument in the way she wrote it.


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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