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I recommend that every CEO, Board Director and senior executive manager take stock and evaluate the whole concept of personal branding as it applies to career, leadership and organizational issues. Although media discussions have lowered the volume on the debate about leadership styles of Apple's current CEO Tim Cook and founding CEO Steve Jobs, there is a case to be made about each CEO's personal brand and the impact it has had on the company brand. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
Career transition and growth is ultimately about change management. As a business leader, for example, you would never make important decisions without developing a strategic plan and conducting research at the outset. Research provides information, closes gaps in knowledge and sparks ideas. You cannot and should not begin the market-entry phase of a job search without comprehensive research. It is a crucial tool, and one that shouldn't be outsourced 100% to a third party. I like fast starts, and so do my C-Suite clients. I flip chronology, ideas, plans and execution to put real speed on the process. Research opens the gateway to targeting and decsion making. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
How do you think you compare to other CEOs who are exploring the market? If you have accrued most of your experience in major-market public companies, what stories will align with middle- or small-market enterprises that have the potential to be a good fit? If you are a successful entrepreneur, what value would you bring to a company role in which you are not a consultant? Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
Whether you are a working CEO secure in your tenure (for now), an entrepreneurial CEO who founded and successfully sold off his company—and is searching for the next opportunity, or a very senior executive who is preparing to step up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
Imagine a “hero CEO” role in a major-market company early enough in a career. Now that is an attractive accomplishment story to tell on a résumé, as well as a coherent point to pitch to a company in the middle market outside of the Fortune 100. Regard this business headline from January: “Middle Market Expects to Create One Million Jobs in 2014.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
Two top business school professors teamed last fall to examine data from a leading executive search firm on how senior-level executives in financial services respond when approached by a recruiter to explore the outside job market. Peter Capelli—a professor of management at Wharton and director of its Center for Human Resources—reported (to his surprise) that 52% of those contacted said “Yes.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
And what is acceptable? The number of women who hold board directorships changes according to geography, C-Suite tenure, business network, industry, notability, size of company, public vs. private and executive management role and level, to name several variables. While leadership performance and capability should matter, there are significant hurdles in place for women in 2013 to reach gender parity on boards. Continue reading
Update: Outcomes from the Tuesday, May 21st JPMorgan Chase Shareholders Meeting As widely reported, the status quo prevailed at JPMorgan Chase, with Jamie Dimon able to retain both roles as chairman of the board and CEO. The remaining board directors... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
Related to board recruitment and service are issues of expertise, experience and, ultimately, performance. Although these factors apply to all types of boards, governance news over the last several months highlights problems and players in large, public companies. Serving on the board of a corporate giant can be the capstone of a full executive career, but it can also be a minefield for directors less skilled at weaving trust, accountability and transparency concerns with the obligations of oversight and stewardship. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
The good news is that there are an abundance of ideas, strategies and tactics for promoting a good candidacy across the spectrum of decision-makers, recruiters, tangential anointers and overlapping networks. If you are not a “business celebrity” who is regularly invited to join a board (or a highly desirable golf game) then you will have to work more proactively. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
Industry verticals where women were better represented in management positions are construction, public administration, and transportation and utilities. Continue reading
With this blog series, I hope to spotlight common mistakes, faulty assumptions and poorly conceived job-search plans that impede results for CEOs and senior-level executives. Greater awareness of these issues should remove some or all of the roadblocks and clear the path for more seamless transitions. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
According to the Census Bureau report on consumer income out last week, we still lag behind our male counterparts. On page 15 of the report, you'll find these statistics: "In 2009 the female-to-male earnings ratio was 0.77 ... not statistically different from the 2008 ratio" and "The median earnings of men increased by 2.0%" compared to a "1.9% increase for women." That means in comparable terms that we women earn 77 cents to a dollar earned by men. The ratio is based on full-time women employees. But how do women owners compare to men in the small business market? Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
What types of senior executives are seated at the table in corporate boardrooms across the U.S.? Judging from an article in "Business Day" in yesterday's New York Times, there are few surprises. But, analysis provides a roadmap for a call... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at Phyllis Shabad, Executive Brand Coach
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