Executive Watch

About This Feature

Tony LoPinto is a senior client partner and head of Korn/Ferry International's Real Estate Practice and founder of SelectLeaders. For more than a decade, LoPinto has been serving his clients with deep knowledge and perspective on talent needs and organizational challenges to public and private companies - knowledge gained from a 25-year career in real estate.
  • Unfortunate Statistics

    According to a recent analysis commissioned by The Wall Street Journal, of the 67 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 1500 Index with female CEOs, 54% have at least three women in the boardroom compared to 15% of companies with men as CEOs.

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  • Dropouts

    What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common?

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  • Sorry Kids, Vacation Canceled

    Korn Ferry recently published a survey of over 400 executives about their vacation plans and while the results were not startling, they were telling.

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  • Apple Music

    No doubt about it, Apple is extraordinary; the epitome of creativity, innovation, and timeless design. Apple charted new courses with the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and now the Apple Watch. Apple also pioneered the move to digital music with iTunes downloads. Alas, the party is over on the music front.

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  • Cultural “Fit”

    Companies are increasingly turning up the heat on hiring employees based on whether they are a strong “culture fit” because conventional wisdom is that good culture fit translates to a more productive, and thus more profitable organization.

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  • Pounding the Pavement

    A recent Harris Poll of unemployed professionals found that almost one-fifth had voluntarily quit their jobs in the search for their next career opportunity.

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  • Family Business

    The key for family enterprises is for the next generation to produce another real estate prodigy who is equipped to carry on the business.

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  • 7th Inning Stretch

    It’s definitive: the market cycle is in the 7th inning. On what do I base this assessment? Las Vegas.

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  • CEO Surprise

    Yesterday afternoon Cisco announced it has selected a new CEO. Instead of recruiting a big gun from outside of the company, Cisco looked inside and found a relatively unknown Senior Vice President, Chuck Rollins, who has quietly risen over the years across a number of divisions of the company, passing over the President who was universally expect to take the top spot.

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  • Face Time

    Once upon a time, face-to-face office meetings between a boss and employee were the norm, and interviews were conducted in person. Not anymore.

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