A corporate client recently contacted me to help him with a research project—to identify a list of ideal COO candidates for his company. As the CEO of a growing biotechnology manufacturing company, he told me he doesn’t have time for that stuff: “I consider LinkedIn my personal Rolodex, but aside ...

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Do you ever wonder what information the job interviewers are looking for? The role of human resources during the hiring process is to protect the company from fraudulent employees. This may sound dramatic, but it’s true. If you have ever watched the movie Catch Me If You Can, you will understand ...

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Last week I delivered a presentation to 75 electricity professionals at a large electric utility conference in a neighbouring province.These professionals are highly trained experts. They know about very complex and sophisticated things, such as protection relay testing, electromechanical and micro-processor based protective relays, circuit breakers, transformers, and switchgear. Their ...

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Simple tools to help you to gain confidence and attract the right decision-makers to your business or your career. As an executive career management consultant and executive resume strategist, it surprises me that over the years most of my highly successful technology executives and CTOs struggle with simple marketing communications ...

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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill In a recent trip to New York City, I met a guy in a restaurant on the Upper East Side who works as a day trader. It immediately occurred to me how little I know about ...

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I recently surveyed senior executives in the energy industry in Canada and the United States and uncovered a surprising trend. Succession and career planning are not typically identified as strategic imperatives, in spite of our knowledge of the contrary. Most executives I spoke with claimed that there was a clear ...

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