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Is frustration the key driver of innovation?

It’s amazing what frustration can lead to …Like setting up a business and changing the rules of an industry. In this case, the executive search business. Is frustration the key driver of innovation? What do you think?

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Why should your customers do business with you?

Written by Joe Orlando

If you can’t explain why customers should do business with you, how can you expect THEM to know

Listen and look closely at advertisements that promote that they are the BEST – HIGHEST RANKED – MOST AWARDED – at something and it always come with the key qualifier. Best “in class,” and most awarded  “in their segment…”

THIS is the very key! Eliminate every opportunity to be measured on a level playing field with everyone else in your markets. Unless, of course, you are already the market leader with a substantial share…but I suspect, to achieve this, the market had to recognize uniqueness and a “bar” was raised with which to measure all others. Continue reading

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European CEO magazine

CEO Worldwide, your professional lifetime international career partner promoted on European CEO magazine

We are pleased to share with you the recent edition of European CEO magazine in which CEO Worldwide Ltd is promoted in the inside front cover:

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European CEO is a leading subscription-based print and online publication, delivered quarterly to c-suite executives in 28 countries throughout Europe.

With a network of journalists reporting to headquarters in London, European CEO provides the numbers, detailed analysis, strategy and guidance needed to make qualified business decisions in Europe’s diverse marketplace. Continue reading

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Hiring the best people

“You can’t send a duck to eagle school”

You have to admit,  when you saw the headline of Colin Thompson’s short article. Ducks? Eagles? What’s this to do with business? But you will be simply stunned by the truth behind this kind of funny sentence. What about you? Do you think you can train a duck to become an eagle?

A few years ago I had lunch with a top executive from a company known for their legendary retail service. My wife and I are both huge fans, and over lunch I shared with him some of the great service stories his people had provided the Thompson family.
I said, “With the service your people give…you must have a training manual 2 inches thick.”
He looked up and said, “Colin, we do not have a training manual. What we do is find the best people we can find and we empower them to do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer.”
Then he said something I’ll never forget. He said, “We learned a long time ago that you cannot send a duck to eagle school.” Read the complete article on hiring the best peolple written by top executive Colin Thompson Continue reading

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