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What’s New in Career Books?

by Izabela Turek on February 22nd, 2011

The career section in bookstores and libraries continues to expand, as career management becomes more and more a mainstream activity for everyone. Some new entrants to appear in 2010 include:  1. The Great Mid-life Career Switch: 15 important tips to help you change careers at half-time  The author, Gordon Adams, is based in the UK.  This is a […]

Recruitment: A Strategic Activity

by Paddy Collins on February 20th, 2011

Every senior level executive search is an opportunity to; shape the future, challenge conventional thinking, reassess strategy, champion new ideas and provide leadership. At the outset all appears clear – the business strategy has been agreed, the job description and person specification has been signed-off, the recruitment plan has been drawn-up and the search consultant […]

Choosing a Rock or a Hard Place

by Tom O'Connor on February 18th, 2011

The second in the series of Star Trek movies, The Wrath of Khan, begins with Lieutenant Saavik undergoing an elaborate training simulation.    The challenge presented involves a distress call to Starship Enterprise, asking to help their sister-ship, the Kobayashi Maru, which has been immobilised by an accident somewhere within the Klingon neutral zone.  Saavik is […]

Women Make Better Negotiators?

by Tom O'Connor on February 6th, 2011

In his recent book, Getting More, Wharton Professor, Stuart Diamond, observes that “women stereotypically tend to be better negotiators than men”. He offers two basic reasons. Firstly, they listen more, collect more information and are better prepared. And, secondly, they are more inclined to subtlety than power in navigating life’s challenges. Tom Peters is pretty […]