We welcome Matthew Fust as a returning guest columnist this week. Formerly Chief Financial Officer at Onyx Pharmaceuticals and other biopharmaceutical companies, he now serves as a board member, company adviser and as senior advisor to Quorum, which advocates for LGBT+ representation on corporate boards.
Corporate board diversity efforts continued to gain prominence during 2018’s annual stockholder meeting season, and a proxy initiative led by investors at Amazon moved board diversity policies out of ...
We Watched the Best Graduation Speeches in America, so You Wouldn’t Have to. . . Here’s What We Learned
I love a good graduation speech: The audience brimming with hope and excitement while a wise and wizened orator endeavors to entertain, enlighten and inspire in a tidy, twenty-minute package. There’s something poetic about the format. Maybe even formulaic. Which begs the question, what makes a great graduation speech?
As they do every year, colleges and universities brought out the biggest names in business, politics, journalism and entertainment to deliver their commencement speeches. Perhaps ...MORE >
As a search consultant with a focus on the energy industry, it was my privilege to again serve on the Networking Committee for the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). One of our flagship events is the Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences or WISE luncheon. What is WISE? In the words of keynote speaker Susan Morrice, chairperson of Belize Natural Energy,“it’s for men and women who want to understand their full potential, and ...MORE >
When was the last time you sat for an interview? If your dream job came calling tomorrow, would you be ready?
As an executive search consultant, I’ve seen talented candidates with the right skillsets derail themselves during the interview process. Many times they are simply victims of their own success: complacent and confident that their laurels and reputation will speak for themselves. Laurels go a long way, but so does making a positive first ...MORE >