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Wet Cigars, Polyester Suits and Pointed-toe Shoes — Executives Share their (Best) Worst Interview Stories
At The Alexander Group and Alex & Red, we have collectively conducted thousands (and thousands) of interviews in our three-plus decades in executive search. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, and we have shared a few of our less impressive interview experiences here—partly as cautionary tale, partly for our readers’ amusement.
This time around, we asked clients, candidates and friends of the firm to share their (best) worst interview stories. Here ...
Why big companies are turning their back on telecommuting in favor of the fastest, most reliable communication technology: Face-to-face conversation
Like many people, I occasionally “telecommuted” for work—avoiding flooded roads (the Houston version of a snow day), catching up on expense reports, or connecting with clients in another time zone—until last spring. My wife and I married in April and, in May, we relocated the dog, the home and my position with The Alexander Group to Denver. I became a full-time remote worker for the first time. And I am not alone in ...
Several years ago, we wrote about the importance of morning routines and how successful leaders—both today and from the past—start their day. Now let’s look at the other end of the spectrum: nighttime routines.
Why is it important? Generally speaking, success starts and ends with mental and physical health which is highly dependent upon getting enough sleep. It can be tempting to pour a glass of wine, turn on the TV, and ...
Our team of executive search consultants offer advice on what works—and what doesn’t—to make a meaningful impression on your next interview.MORE >
As executive search consultants, we are privileged to interact with talented executives from the top of their fields on a daily basis. These meetings validate why so many of us love the “people business”.
And a people business it is! By the time we meet with a candidate in person, we ...