Confessions of a Corporate Headhunter Author:Allan J. Cox When a major corporate needs to fill a vacancy in its top-level management, it can run an add, hire someone away from a competitor--or get on the phone to Allan J. Cox. Cox is an executive recruiter, or "corporate headhunter," a man who makes his living beating the bushes for restless top executives and delivering them to his corporate clients. ... more »In the process, he has become an expert observer of corporations in crisis.
In this book, with the same genial kepticims he brings to his work, Allan J. Cox passes on what he has learned about how to make--and now not to make it--in the modern business world. He tells executive candidates how to impress management, and he tells management what to look for (and what to ignore) in prospective executives. He uses anecdotes to describe the thousand natural shocks that companies are heir to, and he prescribes remedies. And finally, he draws a thought-provoking picture of corporations to come, as America's technocratic society approaches a time of moral and ecological crisis.
With generous portions of insight and iron, Confessions of a Corporate Headhunter provides a fresh new perspective on business life, present and future.« less