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Beijing-Bound Exec Needs "Activity" for Business Group

I'm attempting to plan a trip for an executive I'm supporting in a temp role, and if all goes well, I may get to keep the job. The guy is going to Beijing in the fall and will spend one night entertaining a group of Chinese executives. I need to plan the entertainment. Where do I send them? [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on May 23, 2014 - 11 answers

How on earth do you earn this much money?

This story about an IBM sales executive earning AUD $295,000 with a bonus of up to $1 million after allegedly earning $9 million in revenue for the firm, has made me really curious. In my industry, salaries top out around the low six figures. What does a job like this look like? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Dec 17, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I quit my job when I'm effectively irreplacable?

I'm an executive and engineer at a small creative company. For a variety of reasons, I must find new employment. Given our region, the company will not be able to replace me, and several other people will lose their jobs when it folds. That dilemma has already kept me here far longer than is healthy. Nonetheless, I want to do this as gracefully and ethically as possible so that they have the greatest chance to find new employment. How?
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2013 - 32 answers

Separation of Powers

The subsection of the Colorado Constitution, “General Consideration” under Article III, Distribution of Powers, gives more than thirty-five examples of why and how separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government must be. They all seem to say the same thing, but they all are justified by different dictums, references and notations. Why, at least in Colorado and I suspect, in other states, is there the need for so much specificity as it relates to the republican tripartite system?
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Inattentive ADHD

I have a friend who has ADHD primarily inattentive type and struggles with multitasking in both work and home life. Rather than being the hyper person that most of us visualize, he is the exact opposite, very slow and methodical with some rigidity to how he must follow certain rules. My buddy has been struggling in his work place, because he constantly feels overwhelmed. He does see a therapist, but it doesn't seem like any of his issues (at least in the work world) are getting any better. He told me yesterday that people are constantly telling him that he is not present even when he is at work or at home with his wife. It must really be frustrating for him because I know him to be a good guy with good morals. From a brain perspective, it's kind of a bummer because he does take adhd meds, but he is constantly overwhelmed by everything and he tells me that people seem to get frustrated with him even though he is trying. When we hang out, I mainly validate and offer him some understanding. Any suggestions on how to help my friend? [more inside]
posted by nidora on Dec 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Managing Gossip for Senior Management

Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I find executive level jobs?

What is the best way to find executive level career opportunities in my area? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Mar 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Take my Vaio, please!

Please help me figure out how to most productively complain to Sony about my absolutely craptastic Vaio laptop. [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Sep 15, 2010 - 3 answers

What have they done to become a corporate executive?

What have they done to become a corporate executive? [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Oct 13, 2009 - 17 answers

Outlook/Exchange mailbox assistant

Does anyone know of any third party add-ons or software for Outlook/Exchange that works as type of a "assistant". What I'm looking for is software that will scan incoming messages based on a list of approved contacts. If a message from one of these approved contacts hits the mailbox, the message will continue to the inbox. If it does not, it will be routed to another folder in the mailbox that the person's admin will have access to. The admin will then have the option to click a link in the email (after review of the message) that will release it into the executive's mailbox and also have the option to add the address to the approved contacts list. Also, if the executive replies to the message, it will also be automatically added to the approved contacts list. I'm hoping there is something out there that we can use to help manage an executive's mailbox.
posted by paulyballs on Sep 1, 2009 - 3 answers

20 Year Business Anniversary

Executive Gift Filter - maybe something Custom Engraved? Our company's 20th anniversary is coming up. Help me find a special gift for the boss. [more inside]
posted by GuffProof on Apr 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Executive Director + Bookkeeping = Conflict of Interest?

Should the Executive Director of a non-profit organization also be doing its bookkeeping? [more inside]
posted by jildelicious on Jan 26, 2009 - 13 answers

How come my office chair stopped reclining?

I have one of those pretty standard, leather, 'executive' chairs that you buy at Staples. it has the L-shaped yoke on the right hand side, and the phallic tube extending from the base. Recently it stopped reclining, like, all of a sudden. I remember playing with the Phallus until it reclined again, but that's not working. What do I do?
posted by tremspeed on Dec 22, 2007 - 10 answers

How to dumb down a complex scenario graphically for my boss?

How do I represent multiple 'dimensions' or part of a decision tree for an executive readout? Gotta get this on one/two PPT slides! [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Dec 6, 2007 - 7 answers

What to affordably get the wealthy executive friend?

What to get the high level film exec for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Nov 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Cellphone for CEO

What Verizon cell phone should I choose for my non-techie, but curious CEO? [more inside]
posted by birchhook on Aug 27, 2007 - 18 answers

Executive Branch Power

Why is the presidential administration working so persistently to bequeath extra powers to their likely Democrat successors? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 5, 2007 - 31 answers

Executive Seminars in the USA?

LeadershipFilter: Where are the best Executive Development courses being held in the USA these days? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Higher education for a busy single mom?

MBA or alternative for a busy single mother executive? [more inside]
posted by shoesfullofdust on Sep 7, 2006 - 13 answers

Executive skills: How to manage managers?

I've recently been promoted to VP, and I've realized that my skill set needs an upgrade. I need a methodology for setting goals for my reports. I need a system in which I can feel confident with their progress (and coach where needed) without micromanaging. Any suggestions or books I can read? [more inside]
posted by Kenshiro70 on May 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Reelect the President?

Could a two-term President be elected/appointed to be the vice president? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Apr 17, 2006 - 12 answers

The executive career path.

I am looking for a book (or three) that deals exclusively with the career path to executive, preferably with a thorough analysis of middle management. I can find far too many books that are little more than Managing for Dummies or on the other extreme, CEO biographies, but nothing in between. Thank you in advance for your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by mischief on Nov 17, 2005 - 11 answers

How can one prepare for business social settings?

Cocktail parties, fundraisers, all the places where business and pleasure mix. What's a newbie to do? Need the insider perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2005 - 13 answers

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