Four Board Challenges Unveiled in Harvard Research Survey

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How can boards function more effectively? And what role can board members play in supporting the strategic objectives of the firms they oversee? Harvard Business School Professor Boris Groysberg and doctoral student Jocelin Yo-Jud Cheng along several research partners (listed below) are conducting a survey that will help us answer these very questions. Their preliminary analyses… More

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What 2016 Has in Store for Executive Recruitment

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Nearly three months into 2016, there is every reason to believe this will be a critical year for the executive recruitment industry.  The industry is rapidly adjusting to new realities in the world’s evolving economic realities and leveraging emerging opportunities in technology and social media.  At least seven trends are driving change in executive recruiting:… More

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It’s Better to Address God Than His Saints

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  The French, we have a proverb that, translated to English, goes like this: It’s better to address God than His Saints. In no profession is it more applicable than sales, where the difference between success and failure is reaching the right person with the right message at the right time. But who is the… More

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Seven Trends for Management Consulting in 2015

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Management consultants have good reason for cheer.  Their industry segment in the US only has grown over 4% every year since 2009, reaching $165 billion in 2014 (IbisWorld). Their revenue is poised to keep growing in the year to come. 2015 also presents new realities and challenges in an industry that is ever-evolving and that is impacted by… More

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27 Trends in Executive Searches for 2015

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Executive Summary With the New Year and the finalization of 2015 business budgets, many corporations will soon begin executive searches for existing openings and new positions.  Many companies will launch these searches in-house, typically with inside Human Resources personnel.  Many others will turn to executive search firms to find their candidates. As they proceed with… More

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Eight Tips to Master Executive Cold Calls

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The cold call.  To many, the very phrase has that unsettling sound of nails down a chalkboard, invoking imagery of a task involving countless wasted hours and days on a phone calling potential contacts or customers who ultimately don’t want to be bothered.  To these skeptics, the cold call is an intimidating function, simultaneously tedious, repetitious… More

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Five Must-Have Media Apps for Executives

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Good news: Never before has so much information—data, advice, research, news—been available to the business executive. Not so good news: No executive could ever get through even a fraction of even the best of the information age’s materials, so deciding what to read and for what purpose now becomes a hugely incredibly important decision. In… More

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7 tips on how successful investors bet better.

Smart Investors bet better

Successful investors pursue three primary approaches to make the best bets: • They identify the best companies of the targeted industry; • They monitor the management changes within each industry; • They spot the best executives and learn from them. Enjoy their 7 best tips!

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