By Kyle Robinson, page 1
Can the Right Mix of Diplomas, Career Path and Life Experience Create the “Perfect” Corporate Leader?
As executive search consultants, we are tasked with finding chief executives with pedigrees that are indicative of success. This sounds simple enough, save for the fact that the backgrounds and career paths of proven CEOs are as varied as our clients’ definitions of said success.
Consider these examples: Indra Nooyi is an Indian-born American with a background in consulting. Jack Welch, the only child of a railroad conductor and homemaker, began his career as a ...
An eye-opening 2016 survey of nearly 2,000 office workers in the United Kingdom disclosed that the average employee works only two hours and 53 minutes during the course of an eight-hour workday. The rest of the time was spent on social media, reading the news, and talking with co-workers about non-work-related topics. This should not be entirely surprising, as research has long showed that people can only concentrate in spurts of about 20 minutes ...
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 >