Women on Boards – Still an Underutilized Resource

According to Equilar, as of the end of 2021, women held 26.7% of the Russell 3000 company board seats. The average year-over-year increase is 2.14%, with the largest increase of 3% from 2020 to 2021. At this rate of change, women are expected to hold 50% of the corporate board seats by 2030. To READ MORE

2022-06-07T17:17:24-04:00June 7th, 2022|

Supply Chain Leadership

One of the most pervasive tropes in the post-Covid recovery of businesses is “supply chain issues.” While this has been used in times past as an excuse for poor or delayed service, in point of fact it is a real and complex problem, a problem that offers the opportunity for a competitive edge for companies READ MORE

2021-12-16T08:00:29-05:00December 16th, 2021|

The Subtleties of CEO Recruiting

From 1995 to 2001, CEO turnover in major corporations increased by 53 percent. The number of CEOs leaving because of the company’s poor financial performance increased by 130 percent, and the average tenure of CEOs declined from 9.5 to 7.3 years. That’s a far cry from the days of CEOs who seemed to have a READ MORE

2021-12-02T08:34:31-05:00December 2nd, 2021|

Virtual Recruiting and Hiring 2: The Interview

In the first blog in this series, we looked at the prework you need to do to recruit effectively, particularly when the process will be done remotely. Once the Scorecard is complete, and you have used it to eliminate unsuitable candidates and to highlight the ones who are most attractive (on paper at least), you READ MORE

2021-11-18T08:00:26-05:00November 18th, 2021|

The Great Resignation in Healthcare and Tech

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July, 2021. Resignations peaked in April and have remained abnormally high for the last several months. A record-breaking 10.9 million jobs were open at the end of July. Much if not most of what has been written about this “Great READ MORE

2021-10-28T08:00:13-04:00October 28th, 2021|

Is Your Stress a Habit?

For professionals in all fields, including sales, marketing or data analytics, stress can be a driving force that pushes them toward greater productivity. With processes to streamline, deadlines to meet and goals to achieve, we may relish in feeling busy and needed. Many of us believe we work better under pressure, yet we simultaneously feel READ MORE

2017-10-25T08:00:33-04:00October 25th, 2017|

Three Tips to Land Your Dream Job

You may think the term “dream job” is an oxymoron. Yet we can likely all relate to wanting a job that has meaning, and that we find both personally fulfilling and financially rewarding. These qualities are essential elements of a “dream job.” Many people can probably relate to the “nightmare job” – one that is READ MORE

2017-04-12T08:00:59-04:00April 12th, 2017|

Professional Attention Deficit Disorder

In the manufacturing economy, time was the currency. Systems were designed for maximum efficiency, and effectiveness was simply how much time could be dedicated to the process. The assembly line is a perfect example! In today’s information environment, directing our attention in the right places for the right amount of time and focus is the READ MORE

2017-02-01T08:00:42-05:00February 1st, 2017|

Letting Go

Think about your personal path to achieving the professional success you have experienced thus far. What attributes or characteristics are you most proud of that got you here? What abilities do you have that allowed you to separate from your peers over the years? Second question: Is there a chance that those very same characteristics READ MORE

2017-01-25T08:00:31-05:00January 25th, 2017|

Top Job Hunting Books

What Color is Your Parachute?  by Richard Nelson Bolles If I Knew Who I Was I Would Know What I Wanted To Be by Carol Eikelberry and Richard Nellson Bolles Career Match:  Connecting Who You Are With What You’ll Love To Do by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou The Pathfinder:  How to Choose or Change READ MORE

2015-02-18T16:24:08-05:00February 18th, 2015|