Talent Management

Where Do CMOs Come From?

What’s the career path for the typical CMO? If you think being a wizard at brand management, developing memorable ad campaigns or making a...

Southland Industries CEO Ted Lynch: The Seven-Year Stretch

The process of CEO succession planning can be a long one. Just ask Ted Lynch. After a five-year decision making process, Lynch has been named the next CEO of Southland Industries. Here's the catch, he won't take the reins for another two years. But despite the wait, Lynch seems to be pleased with the planning process.

Management Styles: Finding and Fixing Your Achilles Heel

The position of CEO is highly visible and one where personality and leadership style can help or hurt a company's image. Even the most successful leaders have a weak spot. What's yours? And what can you do about it?

Storytelling: A Tool to Engage and Align Employees

Strategic planning language can be the same for a number of businesses. The words "optimize," "integrity" and "innovation" are words that most CEOs will use when discussing their brand. In order to stand out, and to really define your purpose and strategy, you need to think out of the box. Storytelling is a way to do that -- you will engage your employees and customers in ways that branding buzz words can't.

The Price of Employee Disengagement

There is a direct correlation between a company's level of employee engagement and its revenue. If you're not focusing on your employees' engagement, you could be losing money. Here are some examples of employee disengagement (what NOT to do) and an exercise to get you started on increasing your employees' engagement.

The Pension Pickle

In addition to budget crises and high unemployment rates, serious pension problems loom for the US. States now face a $3 trillion-plus shortfall in state pension plan funds. Unable to hire new employees, CEOs are increasingly reliant on contract workers; this just results in depressed employment and loss of payroll taxes for states that desperately need revenue.

Two Steps to Improve Employee Retention & Engagement

The key to employee retention is ensuring you have talented and personable supervisors on staff. Studies show that employees who have good feelings about their bosses also have good feelings about their jobs, pay and benefits. So why do only 14% of companies hold supervisors accountable for employee retention?

Engaged…and Headed for Divorce

Just because an employee is working hard at their current job doesn't mean that they aren't looking for a new one. A recent study says that only 42% of people are satisfied with their jobs and a huge 96% would take a call from a recruiter about a new career opportunity. What are you doing to keep your employees at your company?

Transform Your Techie

The role of the chief information officer is evolving. No longer, says Fran Hawthorne, is the CIO the 'nerd-in-chief.' Possible responsibilities have grown across multiple areas of business, from customer service to marketing. Is your CIO changing with the times?

Go Beyond the Annual Performance Review

It's time to rethink the practice of evaluating your employees only once a year. A continual feedback loop will lead to great success and engagement. Here are some painless and productive ways to critique your employees.
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CEO Confidence Falls To Decade Low, But Few Predict Recession

Chief Executive’s June survey of 278 U.S. CEOs shows leading confidence indicator now at 5.5/10, the lowest reading in nearly a decade. Majority forecasts worsening conditions in the year ahead, though not a recession.