Plan a reverse elevator pitch. Everybody knows about the 30-second “elevator speech” aspiring employees should have on hand when riding the elevator with head honchos. But do you have a snippet ready for times you’re confined in a small space with a subordinate or a visitor? What do you want them to think about or share with others?
— Adapted from “Why You Need an Elevator Pitch,” The Wall Street Journal.
A say on pay. Executives’ payday has returned as corporate profits climb, even though shareholders at more than 20 companies rejected top officers’ compensation requests in nonbinding “say on pay” votes under the new financial reform law.
— Adapted from “Executive pay is zooming skyward again,” Los Angeles Times.
Attention, female CEOs! Among the top 50 highest-paid public company CEOs in the Washington, D.C., region, ranked by total compensation using the latest data available from 2009, not a single one was a woman. Lesson: Start negotiating now.
— Adapted from Book of Lists 2011, research by Lindsay Smith, Washington Business Journal.