651 results for author: William Flamme


Boards in America: Pale, Male and Stale

Board architecture isn't given enough emphasis. Established Boards and new Boards both need to take a long look at the diversity of its members. Far too often people "know someone who'd be great" and that's how Board seats get filled. That is not a wise ...
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Getting a Start on Board Membership Through Non-profits

The best way to land your first Board seat is to pursue a seat on a non-profit Board. It's a great starting point to build your experience as a valuable Board member. Just make sure when you join a non-profit Board that you are legitimately connected to the ...
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Coach Don’s Advice on When You Have Multiple Job Offers

It's a great problem to have! Multiple job offers to choose from... that's the dream we'd all like to find ourselves facing. However, being in the driver's seat comes with its own challenges. If you don't handle it properly you could lose the best offer...m...
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LinkedIn Job Search Secrets and a Former Recruiter on the Power of Storytelling

We've got the secret ingredients to a successful job search. Yes, we do. Helping executives reach their career goals is our specialty. In addition to the exceptional best practices in an executive-level job search advice that we bring to you on a daily ...
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Packaging Yourself for a Board Seat

Trying to land a Board seat is not like looking for a new job. Your resume and cover letter must be different. Your approach must be different. The way you market yourself must be very different. This difference is usually lost on first-time Board seat ...
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Confessions of a Retained Recruiter

As many executives can confirm, not every recruiter cooperates and participates in reciprocal relationships. Tony Palmer, Director of Stanton Chase International and an ExecuNet Career Strategist, has been a retained search consultant for 20+ years, when ...
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New to Your Role? Seek Out a Mentor

Many times companies pair leaders new to their organization with a mentor to help them onboard/assimilate into the organization. This is an incredibly valuable opportunity that not nearly enough companies offer and one that some new hires are too proud to ...
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Alive at Work: Activating the Emotions of an Agile Culture

Seventy percent of workers report that they are not engaged in their work, and 80% of employees feel that they cannot be their best at work. Why do most people feel the need to shut themselves off at work? Part of it is our biology. Do you want to tap into ...
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WISDOM@WORK: The Making of a Modern Elder

After running his own successful boutique hotel company for almost 25 years, baby boomer Chip Conley was invited by Airbnb’s millennial CEO/co-founder to join the company as head of global hospitality and strategy. Chip started out as a mentor to a digital ...
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Retirement: A Natural Evolution of Career Development

Traditionally, retirement meant leaving your long-term job with a pat on the back and a gold watch – “liberated” to pursue nothing more than rest and relaxation. But retirement is actually an opportunity to experience transformation and renewal. This ...
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From the Saddlebag: What Hiring Managers Should Look For

From the Saddlebag: Season 1: Episode 11 The job search trail can be lonesome and treacherous. To help you through the dark and dusty parts, you’ll want to take along a guide you can really trust. In our From the Saddlebag series, Master Class Host Tony ...
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Ditch the 100-day Plan

Executive assimilation expert Emily Bermes told the ExecuNet community, "The concept of a 100-day plan has executives relying on a plan they've created before they are really even in-role." Ditch the 100-day plan. Planning before you have the facts and ...
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