Executive Watch

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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.
  • 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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  • Report from the Sand Dunes

    I have spent the last fews days in Abu Dhabi and Dubai meeting with investors and quasi government officials who are again actively recruiting for talent.

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  • Level Playing Field

    With its recent acquisition of Lynda.com, LinkedIn is finding itself with some hallowed competition.

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  • Not So Good Friday

    Last Friday financial markets were closed for Good Friday, but the news wasn’t so good.

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  • The Daily Grind

    We all know the routine in today’s business environment. It's all instant response all the time, whether it be email, text message or twitter. 24/7 means just that: available minute-by-minute as the emails and text messages pile up.

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