Okay, I was thinking about this last night, and realized that I don't understand the full extent of the US president's executive powers, and I don't really understand the political-capital consequences for using them. Questions inside! [more inside]
I've been contacted by one of the directors of what looks like a reputable, real VC firm. They're acquiring a company in my industry for a PE/VC-backed turnaround and looking to replace the leadership with new executives. What should I know about this kind of recruitment? [more inside]
I don't mean how did you build the core business acumen that informs your coaching. How did you specifically get good at the coaching part? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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?
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]
Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
What is the best way to find executive level career opportunities in my area? [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to most productively complain to Sony about my absolutely craptastic Vaio laptop. [more inside]
What have they done to become a corporate executive? [more inside]
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.
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]
Should the Executive Director of a non-profit organization also be doing its bookkeeping? [more inside]
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?
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]
What to get the high level film exec for Christmas? [more inside]
What Verizon cell phone should I choose for my non-techie, but curious CEO? [more inside]
Why is the presidential administration working so persistently to bequeath extra powers to their likely Democrat successors? [more inside]
LeadershipFilter: Where are the best Executive Development courses being held in the USA these days? [more inside]
MBA or alternative for a busy single mother executive? [more inside]
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]
Could a two-term President be elected/appointed to be the vice president? [more inside]
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]
Cocktail parties, fundraisers, all the places where business and pleasure mix. What's a newbie to do? Need the insider perspective. [more inside]