By Keven Dronen
The dreaded and often fear-inducing word “networking” gets thrown around on a regular basis. If you have recently found yourself in a job transition, you’ve probably heard your career coach start every other sentence with the “Power of Networking” chant. He or she likely encouraged you to spend the highest percentage of your job-seeking time on networking rather than online postings and recruiters, because statistically most job connections are created through networking.
By Susan Gallagher, President & CEO, U.S.
Congratulations! Whether it is a cross-border merger, explosive market growth, or a new technology that is working better than you had ever hoped, you have the best problem a business can have: managing rapid growth.
By Fred Zarf
You’re involved in some of the most important work you’ll ever do - searching for that next position, one that provides the satisfaction, enjoyment, career progression, and salary/benefits you desire. Many job seekers jump in with a flurry of activity … and activity feels good. After all, that’s what we are all used to in our jobs: work activity that is purposeful, planned, and designed to accomplish specific goals.
Not long ago, I was training a group of leaders on effective presentation, communication, and storytelling skills. While I conveyed the finer points of elocution, a participant raised a question.
By Susan Gallagher, President & CEO, U.S. | Last year set a record for mergers and acquisitions, with more than 50,000 deals valued at more than $3.5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. I wonder how many of them will succeed. According to Harvard Business Review, between 70 and 90 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail. The reasons for this failure rate are complex, and no two deals are the same.