Monthly Archives: June 2007

Inclusive Era Over Before it Started

Before anyone tries to stereotype the latest CEO casualty at Yahoo, they would benefit from taking a step back. Terry Semel’s departure falls smack dab in between two widely claimed trends: Founders returning as CEOs — insert Yang now in the CEO seat at Yahoo, Citrin at Vonage and Dell at well, you know —… Read more »

Timeless Classic

Sometimes when you’re beginning anew, it helps to consult pages from the past. Following are excerpts from Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Successful People,” which was first published in 1989. The excerpts are not only applicable today but also quite telling about how much work remains to be done defining and applying leadership. In… Read more »

True or False? Leaders, take the test

Following summarizes the leading true/false rules straight out of the executive leadership lab. From the candidate and search points of view. Ranked in order of most commonly heard, experienced and/or ill conceived.1) Executive recruiters are my best source of career advice. False. Recruiters work mostly for companies, not individuals. While some do a better job… Read more »