Published on: Thursday, June 13, 2013
For 25 years, ExecuNet has been committed to making executive lives better, and our annual Executive Job Market Intelligence Report
is at the heart of the insight value we bring to our members and community. In this year's survey, we learned many new things about you, your activities, success, attitudes and the state of the executive job marketplace.
In total, we surveyed more than 4,000 senior-level executives, search firm consultants, corporate human resource and talent acquisition leaders and gathered insight that will drive how you can find work, lead better, manage your career and improve business. Among the report highlights:
Published on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
It's a mistake that's most commonly made among companies in crisis and by those seeking to turn things around after a particularly rough patch. It's an error borne too often from the search for a quick or easy way out of a mess, and one sometimes grounded in a combination of short-term thinking, a failure to take risks, the desire to satisfy too many people, and/or a rush to judgment. It is the misguided belief that one executive leader can change things on her own.
Looking for too much in too few, or perhaps to singularly focus on the form of a new CEO or C-suite leader to lead the enterprise to new heights, is often a recipe for long-term disappointment.
Published on: Monday, June 10, 2013
Here is the second installment of my great reads for the week series, featuring articles I found that I believe will help you achieve more and lead a better executive life.
This week, I was thrilled to discover I am more innovative than I ever expected and eight easy ways to jumpstart the process. I learned that good price is only the tenth thing customers want and that when people are upset, it matters less what you tell them
than what you enable them to tell you
- 8 Techniques For People Who Don't Think They're Innovative (CEO.com)
- 10 Things Every Customer Wants (Inc.com)
- How to Listen When Someone is Venting (Harvard Business Review)
Published on: Friday, June 07, 2013
Business and consumer confidence levels have, in recent years, become increasingly popular barometers of economic health. Whether it's a survey of CEOs' outlooks on growth and hiring, consumers' views on just how much they'll spend ahead of the holiday shopping season, or ExecuNet's own monthly tracking of what executive recruiters see over the horizon, confidence means a lot when uncertainty is high.
Published on: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Employers have been calling the shots in the US workforce for five years running.
They've been dictating the terms of compensation. Framing the conversation relating to employee relocation. Downsizing when and where necessary. And they've been getting more out of more people, especially at the executive level.
Yet there will come a time — one that's especially hard to predict in this historically challenging business climate — when more power will shift into the hands of the most talented business leaders, and when they will have far more leverage in terms of career opportunities, salary expectations and options than they do today.