Archive for the ‘Your Career’ Category

The Saga Of Stephen Glass: A Guest Post Morality Tale From Eric Starkman

By • Feb 19th, 2014

Is it fair to “tar and feather” professionals when they are sued or only when they are convicted of crimes? How much time must pass before they can get on with their lives?



Madoff, MLK, Buddha And Elusive Nature of Self-Interest

By • Jan 20th, 2014

Your first obligation as a professional is to your client, not your firm, your partners, or even your family.



An Interview For The Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Conference

By • Jun 11th, 2013

David Levitt of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 in New Jersey
asked me back in April to answer a few questions for a conference panel I, unfortunately, could not attend live.



McKenna Interviewed By Public Relations Site Gorkana

By • Mar 18th, 2013

Gorkana covers the latest industry news for the PR and corporate communications community. I spoke to Social Media Executive Ebunola Adenipekun last fall about the evolution of this blog, its relationship to its readers and my interactions with the public relations, corporate communications community.



Blogging – My Religion

By • Aug 30th, 2012

So, if you’ve ever wanted to put your stuff out there, tell your story, be judged on what you know, not what box you may have found yourself in…
Just do it. It’s not hard. It’s pretty forgiving. It’s neat.



“Wait! I Was Just Getting Started…”

By • Aug 9th, 2012

“If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller



Will More Women Mean Better Audit Firms?

By • Nov 26th, 2011

This column originally appeared in Going Concern on June 16, 2010. From the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce website: Deb [DeHaas] is the vice chairman and Central region managing partner for Deloitte LLP, which includes 23 offices across 12 states. With 9,000 professionals, Deloitte is the largest Big Four organization in the region. In this role, […]



In Memoriam – Roberta Gilna Merkel

By • Oct 16th, 2011

Executive search is a lot like the real estate business. Headhunters, with very few exceptions, like realtors, are getting paid by the seller or the company that is selling the job that you, as a candidate, are buying. The best ones manage this ethical dilemma well, especially when the compensation package, like the purchase price of […]



Top Ten Reasons You Still Want To Work For The Auditors

By • Sep 29th, 2011

College students are being wined, dined, and picked over by the large firms. The recruiting season is in full bloom. One of the most frequent searches leading to my blog is some variation on what to wear to the post-interview fancy restaurant dinner. As you go through the experience, remember: They’ve already established what you […]



Looking For Talent? Steal From Your Competitors

By • Sep 5th, 2011

This was originally posted September 6, 2007.  Not much has changed since then.  Not much varies for the Big Four member firms all over the world.  Regulators, please note: This is the level of responsibility- the level of expectations – for non-management staff. Quite significant. I ran across this recruiting ad for PwC Belgium while […]