Posts Tagged "ceo"

3 Bad Habits CEOs Picked Up In 2017 And How They Plan To Break Them

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

If last year felt like a never-ending avalanche of shocking headlines, push notifications, and crises to react to–plus a big heaping spoonful of mindless distractions dumped on top of all that–well, you aren’t alone. By the close of 2017, some of the most productive CEOs out there told me they’d developed some bad habits as a result of a particularly hectic year. These are some of their top issues, and how they’re planning to cope with them over the next 12 months.


For Porter Braswell, CEO of diversity hiring platform Jopwell, communicating with others fell victim to the curse of multitasking. We’re all guilty of that once in a while–say, by reading the news, perusing social media, or sending emails during meetings.


But Braswell says he’s working especially hard to keep his one-on-one interactions with other people free of those distractions this year.  “When I left my job in finance to start Jopwell,” he recalls, “a close mentor of mine gave me a lot of great leadership advice: Always make sure you give your team your full and undivided focus, no matter how hectic it can feel to run a startup. Putting your phone away and ignoring your email for a half-hour while you meet with someone can make a big difference in that person’s experience working with you,” Braswell says.


If offering your undivided attention is getting harder than it used to be, that’s all the more reason to commit to it.

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Six CEOs share the least productive behaviors and blind spots they acquired over the past 12 months. On the agenda for 2018? Self-care and unplugging.

The go-to interview questions these 28 Australian CEOs always ask job candidates, and why

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

There are a number of job interview styles, from a structured meeting with a list of questions, to a more relaxed setting with free-flowing conversation.


Either way, in most cases CEOs have at least one go-to interview question that they believe reveals everything they need to know about a candidate.


Some go for serious, thought-provoking questions. Others believe that culture-focused queries will let the potential employee open up.


We asked 28 Australian CEOs of their number one interview question that they ask job candidates, and asked them to explain why they use it. Here’s what they had to say.

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We asked 28 Australian CEOs of their number one interview question that they ask job candidates, and asked them to explain why they use it. Here’s what they had to say.

Five CEOS On The Skills It Takes To Land The Corner Office

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

The lure of the top corner office is strong, but there’s a reason not everybody grows up to be the head of a company—the job is a massive undertaking. CEOs are asked to do it all: setting strategy, closing deals, hiring people, firing people, calming irate customers, fixing broken light switches. And sometimes that’s just by 10 a.m. on Monday.


Of course, the job doesn’t end there. Monster talked to several CEOs to find out what must-haves you need before you can consider yourself cut out for the gig.

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These business leaders share some of the skills they didn’t expect they’d need once they got to the top.

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