Unemployment: Compared with what?

January 17, 2011

On the 16th, I promised to provide some unemployment statistics today that will answer this question: The unemployment picture has improved, but where are we […]

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Leadership and Nokia

October 14, 2010

In the 9/20-9/26 edition of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Matthew Lynn (and the photo that accompanied the article) implied that Stephen Elop, who became CEO of Nokia […]

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Renee’s Rule™: Make my life E-A-S-Y!

July 27, 2009

Recently, I sent an email to key business contacts letting them know my turnaround client needed a new CFO.  I received approximately 160 resumes. The […]

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An unexpected delight!

June 16, 2009

Some years ago, I recruited a first-rate controller to a client company.  To accept the position, she had to sell her home and move to […]

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Renee’s Rule™: If you can’t understand what someone is saying, he may not be saying anything.

May 27, 2009

I’ve seen some pretty scary hiring mistakes.  Here is an example in which “The Emperor Had No Clothes.” In the 1990’s, I became  Interim CEO […]

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Renee’s Rule™: “Bigger” may not be “safer.”

May 17, 2009

When is it “safer” to hire a “big” professional firm rather than a smaller one?  This is a topic I’ll be exploring in several different […]

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The Experience Fallacy

May 5, 2009

Too often, people make hiring decisions based upon “experience” rather than “results.” A true story illustrates my point. Several years ago, at the beginning of […]

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