Julie Sweet, the CEO of North America for Accenture, said she looks for two qualities in new hires: curiosity and leadership. It’s important for job candidates to demonstrate many different interests, she told The New York Times. As for leadership, it’s important for hires to offer “straight talk” with clients, she said. Julie Sweet considers herself “a student of how to hire.” Since 2015, Sweet has been CEO of North America for Accenture, a consulting firm worth $US18 billion. Before joining the company, she worked as a partner for Cravath, Swaine and Moore, considered by Vault to be the most prestigious law firm in America. Sweet told The New York Times’ David Gelles that when it comes to new hires, there are two main characteristics she looks for in candidates. “The first is curiosity,” she told The Times. “The new normal is continuous learning, and we look for people who demonstrate lots of different interests and … [Read more...] about The CEO of an $18 billion consulting firm looks for 2 main qualities in new hires at any level
Julie Sweet left the No. 1 law firm in the US in 2010 to work for the consulting firm Accenture, eventually becoming its CEO of North America. She said she had become complacent and wanted a new challenge and opportunity to learn. “If you can see your future, then you probably are not challenging yourself enough,” she told The New York Times. Switching careers is a difficult decision at any stage of your career. It’s even harder when the job you’re leaving is at the No. 1 law firm in America. But that’s exactly what Julie Sweet did in 2010 when she left the law firm Cravath, Swaine and Moore, where she was a partner, to become general counsel for Accenture, a global consulting firm that posted revenues of $US39.6 billion last year. Sweet told The New York Times’ David Gelles that after 17 years at Cravath – America’s most prestigious law firm, according to Vault – she had started to feel complacent. One day, she said, she … [Read more...] about The CEO of a consulting firm says if ‘you can see your future’ at work, you may not be in the right career
Business | Julie Sweet of Accenture Could See Her Future. So She Quit Her Job. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index corner office Now, as Accenture’s chief executive of North America, Ms. Sweet helps major companies figure out the future. She is also working on creating true gender equality at the office. Julie Sweet Credit Credit Greg Kahn for The New York Times Supported by ByDavid Gelles Jan. 2, 2019 Julie Sweet is one of the most powerful women in corporate America, yet few people outside the business community know her name. As the chief executive for North America at Accenture, a consulting firm with 469,000 employees, Ms. Sweet runs a business with annual revenue of $17.8 billion. Her clients include Marriott, Halliburton and the Golden State Warriors. Yet Ms. Sweet has rarely been content with the status quo. As a young lawyer, she learned firsthand what it was like to be one of the few women … [Read more...] about Julie Sweet of Accenture Could See Her Future. So She Quit Her Job.
By Dana Mattioli The Wall Street Journal Dana Cimilluca Ben Dummett Sun., Dec. 30, 2018 The year got off to a fast start for deal making as companies struck mergers including Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s $63 billion (U.S.) acquisition of Shire PLC. The pace was so torrid, some thought 2018 would be the biggest year ever for M&A. But choppy financial markets, trade tensions and fears of an economic slowdown hampered deal makers when they returned from summer vacation. It was still a good year and is set to go down as the third-busiest ever for M&A, trailing only 2007 and 2015, with more than $3.8 trillion in announced deals. It was also a good year for the bankers and lawyers who helped arrange all those corporate marriages, for which they reap fees that can run into the tens of millions of dollars. The Wall Street Journal spoke to some of those who landed the biggest fish and asked, among other things, what’s in store for 2019. Roger … [Read more...] about A big year for deals—and deal makers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In The superlawyer in such cases as Bush v. Gore and the fight for gay marriage rights makes no apologies for representing Harvey Weinstein and Theranos with zeal. David Boies at the apartment he keeps in Manhattan. For the first time in his career, Mr. Boies, one of America’s most prominent lawyers, has been a defendant in the court of public opinion. Credit Credit Kholood Eid for The New York Times Supported by ByJames B. Stewart Sept. 21, 2018 When I arrived on a late July afternoon for an interview with David Boies at his mansion in Westchester County, displaced furniture filled the foyer and workmen occupied much of the famed litigator’s home. Water from an unchecked bathtub had cascaded through the house, reaching all the way to his cellar and his vast collection of rare wines. Mr. Boies, dressed in a dark-blue Lands’ End suit and tie, guided … [Read more...] about David Boies Pleads Not Guilty