Interviews for Senior Leader Jobs (Part 2)

By | January 16, 2014

[January 16, 2014]  In Part 1, it was proposed that senior leadership interviews have neither the form nor purpose as the classic interview.  Not to imply that the executive interview is simply a formality, because it does not.  The interview is only a part of a more complex network of decision-making.  This post is broken into a 2-part… Read More »

Interviews for Senior Leader Jobs (Part 1)

By | January 15, 2014

[January 15, 2014]  Let’s begin by noting that the purpose of an interview is to determine whether a person is the right person for a leadership job.  However, the search process for a senior leader position begins before any interview and may end well after the final decision is made.  Does this mean that the “interview” is largely… Read More »

Hiring and Employing “Tainted” Leaders

By | January 14, 2014

[January 14, 2014]  In the U.S. national news lately we have seen what many call a “corruption of leadership” because senior leaders have considered hiring or currently employ “tainted” leaders to assist them.  Basic leadership requires the establishment of trust and confidence with whom we associate.  When leaders employ or consider employing other tainted leaders, this can put… Read More »

Improving on Respect in the Workplace

By | January 13, 2014

[January 13, 2014]  Respect is one of those workplace conditions that impacts directly on the ability of an organization to function, to accomplish its mission, and its leadership to succeed.  Respect cannot be purchased, it cannot be willed into place, and it cannot be repaired easily if damaged.  Once an organization has lost respect among its employees, changing… Read More »

Characteristic #44: Benevolence

By | January 12, 2014

[January 12, 2014]  There are a number of traits in senior leadership, but it is benevolence that is most closely associated with both a positive work environment and with improved productivity.  A number of studies have shown that senior executive leaders are more likely to succeed by displaying benevolent qualities.  There are stories from history about the benevolent… Read More »

10 Hot Topics for Senior Leaders

By | January 11, 2014

[January 11, 2014]  Discussions with senior leaders gives us a good idea of what a particular organization has on its horizon and the thoughts of those leaders.  These leadership topics of conversation enable anyone to get a better grasp on the issues that face us tomorrow and to begin to draft an improved engagement strategy.  While a list… Read More »

Senior-Level Servant Leadership

By | January 10, 2014

by guest blogger Rick Howe  [January 10, 2014]  Although not typically thought of this way, servant leadership can be essential for senior leaders to successfully navigate in complex, fast-paced environments.   Servant leadership is a leadership style that puts the needs of others first and encourages maximum development of people.  This may seem a misnomer, but this is not… Read More »

Profile: Cyrus the Great

By | January 8, 2014

[January 08, 2014]  Cyrus the Great (also known as Cyrus II of Persia) lived 500 years before Christ, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, and is one of the greatest leaders in all of humankind’s history.  The fact that stories of his leadership exploits have survived this long is testament to the strength of his character and… Read More »