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“So Michael, what are some trends in executive recruiting?" I’ve fielded this question a bit lately, so thought I’d take the time to talk about a few of the big themes I’ve noticed this year, particularly when it comes to hiring executives. 1. Prioritizing diversity, equity and...

What’s the difference between job risk and career risk? David Rogier, CEO and Co-founder of MasterClass, puts it this way: Job risk: the chance your job might disappear Career risk: The chance you’ll damage your career over the long run He puts it in the context of deciding whether...

Shorter meetings, the holy grail of the business world.  Everyone says they want them, but in reality, they hardly ever materialize. You need practical tactics for actually making shorter meetings happen, and here are a few I’ve learned over the past 20 years in the recruiting business: ...

I’m sorry, what were you saying? Information overload is a drag on our attention span. A stressful year doesn’t help. Brains dealing with a lot of stress go into fight-or-flight mode and don’t perform so well when it comes to executive functioning. We all know the distractions...

What it means to be a manager today is changing rapidly. The media reports on it constantly, and I see it in my work at Prestige Scientific, as well.  When Harvard Business Review recently surveyed over 3,000 knowledge workers, the findings revealed that in more than...

When it comes to leadership, words matter. For instance, in speaking to your teams, if you ask them to “meet” a goal, you’re merely asking them to hit a milestone. But if you ask them to “accomplish” a goal, you’re giving them the chance to do...

You've likely started to see a shift in headlines. No longer focused on what we have been through, the new emphasis is on what’s to come. Though it’s impossible to predict the future, it certainly seems reasonable that the forecast could be correct: a mass...