Veteran Texas oilman Jim Houck was looking for more than a fat paycheque when he landed the top job at Western Oil Sands Inc.
In the war for talent, Jeffrey Wortsman is dangling the prize of a title that confers membership in the corner office inner circle.
When Bill Ford Jr. stepped down from the top job at Ford Motor Co. last month and handed the steering wheel of the embattled car maker to Alan Mulally, it was a move many applauded.
They're falling like flies. Just last month, John Lederer abruptly departed from the top job at Loblaw Cos. Ltd. after failing to turn around the supermarket giant's sliding profits and stock price.