Mark Bregman's Blog – September 2011 Archive (5)

Leader or Visionary?

Lots of employers, listing the top traits that they want in an executive hire, will list both leadership and vision as very important. How often do both of these traits actually exist at a high level in the same individual?

A leader is someone that others follow, so the skill is managing and motivating others. This takes several key abilities:

• Ability to see a…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 30, 2011 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

You Get Hired for What You Know, You Get Fired For…

Great article this week on Psychology Today website called You Get Hired for What You Know; You Get Fired For….  Spoiler alert:  They authors claim you get fired for WHO YOU ARE. The subtitle of the article is:  Lessons from our favorite…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Devil’s Advocate Questions

“You’re just a title hunter, aren’t you?!”  This is an actual question/declaration made by an executive to one of our candidates recently.  The exec was challenging why this recruited, employed, productive candidate would make a move to his company.  The executive also was questioning whether the VP opportunities were more scarce than the candidate might have thought.  This is a… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on September 27, 2011 at 12:53pm — 5 Comments

How to Plan Your Staffing in a State of Uncertainty


Talent management expert Peter Cappelli has an article this week on Human Resource Executive OnLine entitledThe One Thing You Should Do Now.  In this piece, Peter discusses how HR people can help their executives manage uncertainty.  But of course, Peter is a professor, so it isn’t one…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My First Job(s)

Yesterday was Labor Day, and my local newspaper ran excerpts from people talking about their first jobs.  Thought I’d share mine, and I invite you to write me about yours!

At age 11, the Bronx Butcher Shop that supplied our family with meat hired me, ostensibly to do deliveries.  Deliveries aren’t non-stop at a small local butcher, so in between, I kept the place…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 6, 2011 at 7:35pm — 7 Comments


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