The Week that Was

It's finally officially fall, so this weekend is going to be awesome. Make it more awesome by reading these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of Sept. 22.

1. Five Steps to Increasing Executive Presence: Without the right guidelines, executives can miss opportunities to demonstrate their leadership skills. Try improving their presence in an organization through defined metrics and character building.

2. What Do We Do About MOOCs?: This marketplace has the potential to dramatically transform corporate learning, writes columnist Josh Bersin.


3. Accelerating High Potential Development: Leadership pipelines must be continuously fed, but people have to be ready to lead. High-performing organizations differentiate their efforts at development with a focus on metrics, assessments and coaching.

4. Are You Developing High Potentials Wrong? Avoid these common mistakes when guiding future leaders, writes CLO contributor Luke Siuty.

5. Does Your CEO Have the Right Stuff? Before investing time and money developing the next CEO, make sure the candidate has these seven characteristics.

On Another Note …

Many business professionals want to become an entrepreneur. Business magazine give high praise to those who have successfully started innovative companies. Presidents and other politicians deride big corproations in favor of entrepreneurs — the real job creators and idea-generators of the next generation, they say.

And many view the benefits of successful entrepreneurship — namely, independence from working on someone else's time — as the reason they chose to quit their jobs and give it a go.

But, in reality, trying to become a successful entrepreneur isn't all that glamorus, as The Economist points out in this week's issue.

The magazine states:

"Phil Libin, the boss of Evernote, a document-storage service, says that 'It is amazingly difficult work — you have no life balance, no family time and you will never work harder in your life.' Aaron Levie, a founder of Box, a cloud-storage firm, says he spent two and a half years sleeping on a mattress in his office, living off spaghetti hoops and instant noodles. Vivek Wadhwa, an entrepreneur turned academic, had a heart attack when he had just turned 45, after taking one company public and reviving another."

Read more here.

Also, what you can earn working at Facebook, via Business Insider. Read here.

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