Posts by Sandy

The 30 Most Important IT Trends for 2007

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008

CIO Insight published its Top 30 Trends in IT in 2007 which provides some great pointers for leaders thinking about how technology can/will impact business. My key take-away: companies will continue to look for strong leaders who can blend IT and business savvy. What do you think?

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VIDEO: Leadership Lessons from Craig Donohue, Merc CEO

Posted by on Jun 15, 2008

In his video, Craig Donohue (Merc CEO) advises on: Whom to hire, Succeeding as a young manager, Handling office politics, and Managing on a global stage.

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NPR: Social Networking Technology Boosts Job Recruiting

Posted by on May 31, 2008

National Public Radio [NPR] presents LinkedIn as a social networking technology for recruiting and the retained executive search trade. Read the story on how to use LinkedIn as the primary means to finding opportunities.

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Happy Thanksgiving….

Posted by on May 15, 2008

Fred De Witt Van Amburgh: "None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy."

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The High Cost of Turnover

Posted by on Apr 30, 2008

Just how much does turnover cost a company? According to Families and Work Institute experts, it cost about 75% of a non-managerial worker's annual salary and at least 150% of a manager's annual salary to get replacements! Are you taking care of your employees?

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Want to Engage & Retain Your Best Employees? Try These 10 Sentences

Posted by on Apr 15, 2008

Praise can help you retain top employees, but just saying “You’re doing a good job” isn’t going to work! The most effective praise is detailed and relevant. To get you started, here are 10 “openers” that you can use to keep your praise specific.

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What’s the Best Way to Reduce Turnover?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2008

In separate surveys, Manchester Partners International and Wall Street Journal conclude the top methods of employee retention to be: Better compensation and benefits! Check out 7 other factors that will keep employees from leaving.

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VIDEO: Forget Six Degrees…Let’s Talk About One Degree

Posted by on Feb 28, 2008

So you think one degree – one tiny degree – can’t make a difference? View this clip called ‘212’ and think again! Enjoy.

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Finding Your Inner Sculptor

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008

B.C. Forbes: "Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing."

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International Executives Group – Global Talent at its Best [Presentation Attached]

Posted by on Jan 31, 2008

Curious about the current and future state of global talent? Check out my presentation about the ‘Battle for Brainpower’, in my discussion with IEG members - senior level executives who have held significant global positions.

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