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Published on: Friday, October 26, 2012

Where’s Your Influence Coming From?

Engaging with Bob Frisch, author of Who's in the Room: How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them, during an ExecuNet webinar proved a revealing exercise in both the organizational context we all work and how situational and environment variables weigh heavily on business performance.

Take, for example, Frisch's view that deciding which colleagues, peers, mentors and associates to confide in and from whom to seek assistance actually does impact the course of executive decision making regardless of the hierarchical chain of command expressed on the typical organization chart.


Published on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Follow the Leader: Ray Kurzweil (2 of 2)

Leading futurist Ray Kurzweil shares his view about what innovation impacts will be felt in healthcare and the practice of medicine and how data and a wealth of information now available about the human genome will transform the healthcare sector for years to come.


How could it be that some of the top performers in your organization don't really know where they stand with regard to their advancement potential, their rewards for superior output nor their future with your enterprise?

That question has been raised many times by former General Electric chief Jack Welch, and it was raised yet again at the 2012 World Business Forum in New York City, where ExecuNet exclusively reported, because the message of putting people first apparently still isn't gaining traction with business leaders.


It's not likely you'd cold-call a C-suite executive and audaciously ask for a job at their company, so why would you dial up a recruiter and expect them to find you a position? Yet, search firm recruiters report they get requests all the time from unknown job seekers asking for help, résumé advice, and, of course, jobs.


ExecuNet's exclusive Executive Job Creation Index ticked up seven points in September. This is a rebound from the low level reached last month. Recruiters report that one in five companies are now looking to add executive level positions in the next six months.


Finding new ways to do business is always a challenge, but for success in an ever-changing world, business leaders today must be willing to try new things and remain extremely flexible. Read what some of the world's greatest innovators had to say in this ExecuNet exclusive.

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