Published on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Recently, I visited a naturopathic doctor with a friend who received an acupuncture treatment. Despite a phobia to needles, I was curious to try it and challenged myself to overcome the fear. Before I could brace myself for the imagined pain, the doctor stuck one of the needles in the top of my head.
It didn't hurt, just felt a little tingly. When I asked why she chose the top of my head, she said that's a place for happiness.
Published on: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Executive search firms continue to take a cautious position when it comes to doing their own hiring, reflecting broad uncertainty about the future course of the economy and how it will impact corporate executive hiring plans.
In November, ExecuNet's benchmark Search Firm Hiring Index revealed that only 19 percent of 180 responding executive recruiters indicated they would be adding new professional research and consulting staff over the next three months, the same number as registered in October.
Published on: Monday, December 19, 2011
Author and Harvard lecturer, Tal Ben-Shahar defines happiness as the convergence of meaning and pleasure, and it's a destination business executives and the organizations can reach if they're willing to consider what makes their existence unhappy.
Published on: Friday, December 16, 2011
So long as CEO and executive pay is based on stock compensation and market expectations for a stock's performance and not real performance, shareholders and employees will continue to lose out.
So argued Roger L. Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and author of Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
Published on: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In an exclusive interview with ExecuNet, former Medtronic Chairman and CEO Bill George shares his perspectives on the intersection between authentic leadership, which he has championed, and Servant Leadership.
Recalling how the Servant Leadership model was created by AT&T executive Robert Greenleaf, George reminds today's business leaders that in order to get the most of themselves, they must first commit to serve others.
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