One of the biggest opportunities for folks who want to make an impact through entrepreneurship is to tackle things that Corporate America has gotten wrong and so we’ve asked some of the best and brightest in the community to share examples of what Corporate America is getting wrong in their industries.
Having worked the majority of my career in HR Corporate America, there is a lot of good, bad and ugly. Corporate America is a dynamic environment that builds leaders and opportunities for our communities and workforce. There is a depth of specialized opportunity that can only be tapped into by large corporations. On the other hand, due to the depth of large corporate environments, there is a limitation in treating people like people. Unfortunately, the standard is to treat people like cattle. Read more>>
Quite simply, Corporate America spends the majority of it’s time on product knowledge and not enough time on skill development of its people. Having great product knowledge is important however, people do business with people who they like and trust. This fall into the skill development category where people understand the art of connecting with others. This connect-ability is a high emotional intelligence trait and it’s a greater predictor of success than just smart product knowledge. Read more>>
Occasionally I run into corporate leaders who have a limited view about executive coaching. They either think executive coaching is only for those who don’t perform, or that it’s what you throw at a difficult employee so you don’t get sued when you fire them. Of course, executive coaching is not about these sorts of situations. Coaching is about taking performance to the next level. Of taking successful people and helping them become more successful. Read more>>
One thing you’ll see when applying for jobs in the media field is a degree. From my experience let me touch on what I do for a second. I am a freelance videographer with a specialization in Wedding Films and Comedy. I shoot high profile comedians touring nationally and create their content for social media. Something like this doesn’t come with a degree and basic college experience. You need to work in the field, have common sense, know the equipment and how the industry works, know how to build connections. It’s sink or swim, and a degree doesn’t help one bit. Read more>>
In the music entertainment industry, corporate America seems to shy away from individuality and originality. Its a negative because it creates an atmosphere where the TRUE special talents are MUCH HARDER to discover by consumers. The game is saturated with clones & knockoffs. Read more>>
In my entire career, I’ve spent less than two years recruiting in Corporate America. As the owner of a few recruiting businesses, less than 2% of the clients I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work with have been Corporate America companies. (For the sake of my fingers, I’ll refer sometimes to Corporate America as C.A.). Read more>>