Author Archives: Greg
People losing their jobs; survivors being asked to take on more duties, often with fewer resources; businesses going bankrupt; mortgages being called. These conditions translate in to more tension and apprehension in the workplace.
People are anxious, short-tempered, passive and unproductive because they are worried about the future for their jobs.
In this environment people tend to hunker down. They spend a lot of time looking over their shoulders, afraid to take chances and assume more responsibility because they are afraid they will make mistakes.
Negative Impact On Careers
The result is that often careers Continue reading
Ivy Exec’s Partner — The International Centre for Business Information (ICBI) – will host the 6th Annual Super Return U.S. Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference in Boston, June 3rd through June 6th. The Limited Partner/General Partner Relations Summit will take place on June 3rd, and the Main Conference will take place June 4th through June 6th.
The Main Conference will feature over 180 speakers , including:
Marina Mavrakis, Managing Director, Private Equity, High Yield & Distressed Investments, TIAA-CREF
Vincent Stegman, Manager, Private Markets, Washington University Investment Management Company
Thomas Kubr, Chairman, Capital Dynamics
Cari Lodge, Continue reading
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart
A coaching client of mine is suffering from burnout. He has a demanding professional services job, a new addition to the family, and a review cycle that puts him up for a key promotion within the next six months. First he wanted to quit. Then he wanted to take a leave of absence to get refreshed. Instead I told him to hire a personal trainer. What?
Don’t quit or leave even temporarily as a first solution to burnout. It doesn’t solve your problem when you return, Continue reading
Vaiva Vaisnys, RightPoint
Jason Sanders, Ivy Exec’s Vice President of Executive Search, recently interviewed Vaiva Vaisnys, Rightpoint’s Director of People Potential. Rightpoint is an award winning digital agency and technology consulting firm. The company brings industry-focused business strategy and technology expertise together with user experience design and creative services to help organizations transform the way they do business. The company is deeply rooted in an “intrapreneurial”, collaborative culture with a passion to “WOW” clients. Rightpoint serves global leaders such Continue reading
If your elevator pitch is like most, it’s actually repelling people who could become friends, customers, or colleagues.
Recently, I went to a private dinner/event hosted by a friend who is a best-selling author. Twenty people from various industries attended.
After some initial mingling, each person had to describe themselves to the group in 30-60 seconds. Then, we had dinner. To end the night, each person went around the room again to share an idea or resource with the group.
It was fascinating to watch and participate in this process. Continue reading
Producing a strong resume is both “art” and “science.” Our senior resume writer – Staci Collins – held an interactive Q & A session in January 2013 to de-mystify the essential resume components for the current job market. If a career transition is in your future in 2013 or beyond, you will need a strong resume to differentiate yourself from the masses. This blog post is the last in a 4 part series sharing practical resume do’s and dont’s that will strengthen your resume. And, if you missed the Part I through Part III Continue reading
Bosses who truly want to achieve career success delegate as much responsibility and authority to their subordinates as they can handle. Therefore, they have more time and energy to advance toward their career goals by shouldering duties of greater visibility and value to their employer.
Effective subordinates take on as much responsibility and authority as they can carry. This is the way they can grow into more rewarding jobs.
This dynamic of career rewards is as obvious as the nose on your face. Then, why don’t more people do it?
First off, ambitious careerists Continue reading