Published on: Monday, February 13, 2012
Business author, consultant, and speaker Patrick Lencioni has seen a lot of organizational dysfunction at play over the years. So it may come as no surprise that Lencioni advocates for disrupting corporate bureaucracy by determining what's essential to achieve and then building structure around those business objectives.
Lencioni says organizational politics often emanate from the senior leadership team, or may otherwise be condoned by that team because no one is willing to confront it. "Are we creating the kind of organizations where politics doesn't work?" Lencioni asks as something of a litmus test on bureaucracy and the politics that inevitably populate.
Published on: Friday, February 10, 2012
When we published Ben Zander Shares His 6 Secrets to Success
in our ExecuNet member newsletter, the positive reaction was overwhelming, which signaled to me that the conductor's inspirational words were the right message at the right time for many.
But, what Zander put so eloquently was not much different than the experiential wisdom that ExecuNet members share amongst each other. I captured the insight on a variety of topics that members give to each other so freely in the community to share with you: [Some were edited without changing context.]
Published on: Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Confidence among executive recruiters edged up slightly in January as they projected that one in five companies will be adding executive level positions and almost six in 10 companies will selectively "trade up" their management bench strength by recruiting replacements for existing roles over the next six months. Only 1 percent of employers were expected to eliminate executive positions during the same period.
Published on: Monday, February 06, 2012
The January US Jobs Report reported some good news with the picture showing a real upswing in job creation since mid-2011 and a recovery back to those levels seen early last year:
- much higher than expected 243,000 jobs created
- unemployment dipped to 8.3%
- 257,000 private sector jobs were created in the month (14,000 public sector jobs were eliminated in January)
- revisions to November also showed an additional increase in jobs created by 60,000
But what does that mean to you?
Published on: Thursday, February 02, 2012
An ExecuNet member who was trying to transition into a new industry finally networked to an interview with the president of his target company. The president was resistant to hiring this executive because he didn't have the experience, know the language or have the contacts in this particular sector.
"Where do you rank your company in this industry?" the ExecuNet member asked the president.
"We're the best," the president quickly replied.
"Then why would you want to hire from a weaker competitor?"
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