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C-Level Career Crisis: Who can you trust?

Greg was nervous.  Earlier in the year, he accepted a CEO position within a new industry, and he had moved his family across the country to take the job.  The political environment within his new company was hostile; his honeymoon lasted two weeks – by the third week, most members of the Board and the C-suite were back to pushing their own agendas and openly criticizing […]

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Do You Need to Change Your Job Search Strategy?

Dan was about to “resettle” in a job he no longer wanted. He had been searching for six months with no offers. Conducting a job search while working was especially difficult for Dan, due to his 16 years of company loyalty. Dan felt that the search could be detrimental to his career if his CEO found out, but he gave […]

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How to Get Multiple Offers (Update)

Ben’s company was looking for a buyer. As Division President, he was well aware of the situation and started looking around for CEO opportunities a year ago. He called a handful of search executives that he knew and called a few new ones in his geography and industry. For a while, the search executives he contacted […]

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Don’t Undervalue Your Worth

Jack thought he was looking for a job during the worst of times. It was 2009, and he had been fired from his job as President of a $1.5B consulting business with a Fortune 100 company. His confidence was badly shaken, when he came to us after six months of searching. We checked his references and verified what his […]

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Is there an ELEPHANT in the interviewing room?

Rick told me he had just been rejected for a Chief Marketing and Sales opportunity, and he was convinced it was because he is Latino. He thought he had an excellent interview with the CEO. He reported that the CEO ended the interview by saying, “You are just what we need.” Later, a member of […]

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Driving Career Momentum

52 C-level executives were asked, “What has been your biggest career mistake?” 29 answered, “I stayed too long.”* Each executive specified a position, or a company,  or an industry, and one mentioned geography.* A dynamic career doesn’t just happen. It is constructed through well planned and selective job moves. Your career momentum builds when you make the right moves at the right time. Ask yourself the following questions: Are you […]

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Will Retained Search Help Me Make a Career Move?

Most likely, not. And it has nothing to do with your competence, your experience, or your likability. Keep in mind the retained search firm’s business model. A search firm helps corporations fill key jobs (you have probably hired a firm to fill a senior executive role). They are under the gun from clients like you who need a position filled. […]

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Have Your Best Opportunities Evaporated?

During initial consultations, very high level and competent executives come to me wondering why their job search has stalled or why a particular opportunity evaporated. Upon examination, I find that during important networking meetings or with hiring executives, they have failed. They don’t fail due to skills, competency, experience or fit-they fail by making a wrong and lasting impression. Don’t be marginalized by doing one or more of the following: Don’t […]

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Changing Industries

Many senior executives desire a new and different challenge that will utilize acquired leadership skills. Marketing yourself for opportunities in a new industry requires a higher level of preparation, confidence, and a well-defined game plan. The career pay-off as a result of a successful industry shift can be big.  New and emerging industries, technology, and business models can […]

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Top Three Interview Mistakes

Over the last twenty five years, as a C level executive in large companies and within my own firm, I have interviewed executives for the top C-level jobs and coached executives for top C-level interviews. Generally, CEOs, Presidents, CFOs and CMOs are experts at communication and promoting their companies. Unfortunately, they suffer from the mistakes […]

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