Nibletz follows up with their take on the Credentialock launch.
We often accept that the leaders of our public corporations have all the right training and expertise required to do the job. We assume that these professionals have been vetted to the highest degree. After all, they wouldn’t be making millions of dollars if they weren’t right? Well, I guess not…
The recent events surrounding the ouster of embattled Yahoo chief Scott Thompson has brought significant attention to the issue of Credentials and Credentialing. Specifically those education and professional credentials that are often used to measure ones qualifications. Mr. Thompson had false information on his CV with regard to earning a computers science degree. Actually, His degree was in accounting and he only had one class in computer science. I’m convinced that not having a computer science degree hardly effected his capabilities as the leader of Yahoo but it did cause him other problems.
This discrepancy exposed a weakness in Thompson’s position as the leader of Yahoo. Once discovered and released presumably by fellow stock holders or board members Thompson became too weak to ward off power struggles by those board members interested in removing him from his seat.
The importance of objectively sharing ones capabilities is clear in this case and can be translated to anyone in a profession with stock holders, clients or employees that rely on this information. Simply creating a CV or a LinkedIn profile with subjective embellishment is no longer enough to pass sniff test. Professionals have to start taking ownership of their career and curate achievements in a more tangible way.
Scott Slyfield - The Career Curator