Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure. The process of making these decisions comes from an accumulation of experiences and encounters with a multitude of difference circumstances, personality types and unforeseen failures. More so, the decision making process is an acute understanding of being familiar with the cause and effect of behavioral and circumstantial patterns; knowing the intelligence and interconnection points of the variables involved in these patterns allows a leader to confidently make decisions and project the probability of their desired outcomes. The most successful leaders are instinctual decision makers. Having done it so many times throughout their careers, they become immune to the pressure associated with decision making and extremely intuitive about the process of making the most strategic and best decisions.
We learned that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s resume boasts a computer science degree he never got. This news is likely to have a ripple effect as we learn who else in the Valley has tried to pull a stunt like this. Here’s what happened to 10 other executives who fibbed on their resumes.
Ronald Zarrella, Bausch & Lomb
Title: Chief executive officer
Tenure: November 2001 – January 2008
Marilee Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Dean of admisions
Tenure: Hired at entry level in 1979, full-time dean of admissions from January 1998 – April 2007
Lie: Jones made up degrees from Union College and Albany Medical College, neither of which has any record of her attendance.… Continue Reading
Look the Part
Invest in your image on and offline with a budget-conscious haircut, updated clothes, makeup, and a professional head shot for your online profiles.
Since we’re only on week one of this countdown to the New Year, New You, I want to start with something fun. This week I want you to go shopping for your personal brand.
That’s right, you heard me – shopping.… Continue Reading
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Student Career Speaker Series
Turn Your Job Interviews Into Job OffersMichael Neece
Research suggests it will take as many as 16 interviews to get a job.
Knowing that, you need to do everything you can to improve your odds to be offered a job. Michael Neece will show you things you need to do to make it to the next round of interviews and get the job offer.… Continue Reading
Career fairs are one of the many ways students and employers get together. I recently attended a diversity career fair with students. Hundreds of companies participated in this particular event. It was an amazing opportunity for the students to meet a broad array of companies from various industries and locations.Roxanne Hori
For the second-year students, this was like getting back on a bike.… Continue Reading
As more companies turn to online pre-employment tests, complaints of bias are cropping up.
One came from Vicky Sandy, who in 2007 was turned down for a cashier job at a KrogerCo. KR +0.40% supermarket in West Virginia after taking a 50-question test that asked her to rate the degree to which she was self-confident, always cheerful, and tried to sense what others thought and felt.… Continue Reading