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Beth McCormick

Beth has worked at two National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore, in recruiting. Previous to her nine years with the Department of Engergy she recruited for a Bay Area high tech firm. Beth has a colorful background including a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. She worked as a refinery engineer and as the EH&S manager at Raychem, now Tyco. Beth owned her own garment manufacturing company where she designed and sold clothing to the mass market for 13 years.

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Increasing Your Value: How to Make Sure Your Excellent Work Is Noticed and Rewarded

by Jan 11, 2011, 10:35 am ET

I had lunch with a colleague a few weeks ago who is the author of a book called “The Paradox of Excellence: How your great performance can kill your business.” He had been CEO of a midsize public company for many years and more recently a consultant for several well known Bay Area tech firms. He told me there are indicators that can be evaluated and fixed before companies or people in business fail.

I’ve taken the liberty of interpreting the questions he asks company CEOs and translating them into recruiting terms.

The core questions are the same. keep reading…