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Exploring the career trajectory and skill-set development necessary for achieving senior executive positions.

Career Talent Development

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 16, 2020

How does a professional grow from a freshly minted college graduate into senior executive?  Yes, there are educational accomplishments and certificates one can acquire, but no piece of paper ensures a successful career.  Yes, there are leadership courses and endless books on developing leadership skills, but these alone won’t make one a leader. So, what works? There aren’t any shortcuts here. Although luck is always a nice to have, and many have…

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Listening to Markets: Michael Alter of SurePayroll

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 9, 2002

When firms want to escape hand-to-mouth business and enter a somewhat predictable high-growth market, business leaders have to change from opportunism and…

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Talking to Markets: David Freeman at Geodesic Systems

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 4, 2002

When company names appear in my column, I have noticed a trend of corporate officers contacting me to ask how I learned…

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Is Rolodex Marketing the Right Answer?

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 3, 2002

It seems to be a dominant philosophy among many managers that the mark of a great sales person is the size of…

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NanoBrief

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 1, 2002

Chicago is getting some good hype in Nanotechnology. For those of us used to IT, let’s discuss the basics of nanotech. A…

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