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"What does success look like?" That's the question I usually ask during project meetings so we can all solidify and envision the same outcome. In interviews, it's a good question for candidates to ask the hiring manager so that expectations are well-understood and defined.

It may be a question that is asked of you — What best defines you as a successful company executive? — and that's the active discussion currently underway in ExecuNet's Job Search and Career Roundtable.

One ExecuNet member simply stated his definition as "One who would reach and exceed corporate and personal goals while keeping all aspects of life in balance."


Executives get where they are by staying a step ahead, by identifying opportunity or seeing the beginning of a trend before the mad rush. If you're looking at what's next for your career, ExecuNet's recent survey of executive recruiters revealed the growth industries and functions for 2013 — areas where they expect to see the most hiring for executive talent.


Published on: Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Why a Dysfunctional Congress Matters Even More

Most business leaders – no matter their political persuasion – would agree that the gridlock and division that has permeated the nation's capital in recent years is creating material, negative impacts on business growth.

The partisan sniping we've witnessed has led to a sharply divided and largely dysfunctional Congress and has created an unprecedented level of uncertainty and lack of confidence among business executives. There are so many issues at hand, the US economy is now especially sensitive to the political currents – and that's not good for the business climate.


In this candid conversation with ExecuNet, innovative branding strategist Russell Stevens tells us about his newest venture, innovation and collaboration.

"There's nothing better than a big idea," he says. His company doesn't try to solve every idea. Instead they focus on solving a very specific problem, using the very best that data and technology have to offer.


Published on: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How I Got Here: Guy Kawasaki

Posted By: Anthony Vlahos
Filed Under: anthony vlahos, passion, guy kawasaki, apple, career path, publishing
I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki. Born in Honolulu, he attended Stanford before joining Apple. Kawasaki "started some companies," including an investment bank and venture capital firm. Now, he is primarily a writer and a speaker. His latest book is a self-publishing guide called APE: Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur.

When asked when he decided to follow his passion as career path and what resistance he encountered, Kawasaki had this to say:


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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