Well done, you’ve got down to the last two candidates. You’ve answered all the obscure questions and your career has been dissected every which way. You’ve learnt about the role, you’ve got a feel for the culture and you may have even seen your future desk or office. You have done every sort of interview preparation known to man. Part of you is even starting to imagine yourself starting on your first day. You are emotionally hooked. You want that job. Continue reading
Leadership and dysfunctional organisations
Reading that in the last 5 years over half of the top 200 ASX CEOs have gone is probably not all that surprising, given the fall-out from a variety of economic nasties, the GFC, the European banking crisis and the perennially strong Aussie $. Clearly boards are going to take action over those that didn’t meet the grade. Truth be told, we’ll never really know the exact context of the departures, which is a great pity, as much can be learnt from the pathology of failed leadership. Continue reading
I read an intriguing article in the Fin the other week about a CFO in the US who was sacked after “making light” of Board meetings in regular Tweets. This must be the reason why only 4 CEOs in the ASX top 100 have live Twitter accounts!