The Five Pillars of the Soft Edge

By Rich Karlgaard Success in business has traditionally meant having a strategy and excelling at the hard skills. Controlling costs. Boosting speed. Effectively managing the supply chain. Superior number-crunching and analytics. Most of today’s CEOs, CFOs, chief operating officers, boards of directors, and shareholders speak the language of this hard edge. It’s their comfort zone:

Nagging Thoughts on Candidate Spouses

I’ve maintained over the years that spouses or significant others are the key influencers and really are more than 50% of the decision. It (usually) doesn’t matter how much the candidate loves the position. If the spouse says “I am not going there… not now… not ever…” then the ultimate answer is going to end