Published on: Friday, May 09, 2014
When you're left with nothing to tell your message, you go to the simplest tool — cardboard and some kind of instrument to mark on that board. This engaging short film
captures Alex Bogusky's fascination with street-level philanthropy and communication that happens through windshields and open car windows — with entertaining and insightful results.
The implication for business organizations is profound: The world's simplest form of communication turns into a lesson of generosity. There's a simple message here, too, for business executives: When you lead with clarity, purpose and authenticity, then people listen to you.
Published on: Monday, July 30, 2012
In this video interview
Guy Kawasaki, author, former chief evangelist of Apple, founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures, and founder of Alltop.com addresses how to turn innovation into action through prototyping; why going to market faster is critical for growth; and why making money begins with making the world a better place.
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: 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: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
If you remember waiting for the Sunday classified sections to check job listings, then you certainly appreciate the speed and ease in which information is now accessed online. But, for executives, most new opportunities are found through their connections to others, and ExecuNet CEO and founder Dave Opton points out that technology is no substitution for building strong personal relationships.
Published on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
It was a commonly held belief that unemployed job seekers had a tougher time getting attention from executive recruiters, but that's not necessarily true anymore, says ExecuNet Executive Director Lauryn Franzoni. "Recruiters are having — in their own way — as tough a time in this marketplace as out-of-work candidates are," she says.
In this short video
, Franzoni suggests some powerful tips for how executives — in any career stage — can leverage their marketplace knowledge in building relationships with search firm recruiters.
Published on: Wednesday, February 09, 2011
President Obama's declaration in his State of the Union address
: "This is our generation's Sputnik moment," sent me rushing to Wikipedia
, where I learned it was his call to action for innovation. Just as NASA mobilized resources and energy to intensify efforts and be first in the race to space
, he said so should Americans take on the challenge to out-innovate the rest of the world.
In this short video interview
with ExecuNet's President and Chief Economist Mark Anderson, he explains how our "Sputnik moments" can be tied to individual BHAGS
, and three ways to innovate in this job market.
Published on: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Unless you have been in a time capsule, when it comes to managing a successful job search, everyone knows that the most effective strategy is networking. Saying the word reminds me of the conversations I used to have in a former life around the subject of performance appraisals. We all agreed that it was needed, but nobody liked them. On the other hand, nobody has come up with something better either.
For over the 23 years ExecuNet
has been around, 70 percent of the members we have talked to who have made a change say it was networking that was the key for them. People sometimes think that since we are always trying to drive home this message that somehow we have a plug and play answer on making it work for them, and preferably making it work like yesterday! Would that we could!
What we do try to do, however, is not just talk about it, but put all sorts of resources together to not only show them how, but also try to provide them (both online and off) with the ways and means to implement a plan effectively.