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Shared Leadership: How It Can Make Your Organization Better
Sep 16, 2019

Due to the increasingly complex business world, many growing organizations introduce shared leadership. The philosophy of shared leadership lies in optimizing human capital to provide the best possible solution to various issues surrounding the organization. To be successful, shared leadership requires several conditions, which must be met.

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Cómo Prevenir el Agotamiento Mental
Jul 28, 2019

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Alder Koten: Transforming the Future of Organizational Leadership
Apr 11, 2019

Alder Koten, an executive search and recruitment firm is an expert in helping organizations respond to innovative business practices and new technology implementations through authentic, adaptive, and transformative leadership.

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Association of Executive Search Consultants Celebrates 60 Years with Refreshed Brand Purpose, Mission and Promise
Apr 9, 2019

Association of Executive Search Consultants Celebrates 60 Years with Refreshed Brand Purpose, Mission and Promise

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The Impact Of Culture In Attracting Top Talent
Apr 9, 2019

AESC’s Leaders on Leaders podcast explores top trends impacting global leadership. Karen Greenbaum, President, and CEO of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, speaks with leaders from the world’s top executive search and leadership advisory firms.

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Skills that Will Stay despite Automation and Robotics
Apr 3, 2019

In the recent years, AI (artificial intelligence) has been disrupting the human civilization with new technologies. Automation and robotics have started to enter the mainstream. While their existence helps in heightening our quality of life, many people begin to worry about whether their jobs will be threatened in the future.

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How the Rise of Social Enterprises Shapes Leadership
Apr 3, 2019

The term "leadership" may mean many things. However, the main idea is that it's about setting the direction for a group of people to follow. In today's impact investing era, social enterprises require leadership of a different style.

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7 Ways to Increase Self-Awareness in Leaders
Apr 3, 2019

Everyone needs to cultivate self-awareness, especially leaders. "Know thyself" was an ancient adage that many philosophers had been discussing about. According to Psychologist Daniel Goleman, who is famous for his best-selling book Emotional Intelligence, when someone's IQ is above 120, the more important predictor of success is high emotional intelligence.

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Good Leadership or Great Leadership?
Feb 3, 2018

Leaders are everywhere. Good leaders are plenty. Great leaders are rare.

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5 Things to Polish in New Leaders
Feb 3, 2018

When you've just been appointed a leader, perhaps a managerial or a C-level position, there are things to improve, because every leadership position is different. For instance, if you had experiences in project management leadership, the skills are different from running a department in a day-to-day basis.

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A Candidate’s Guide to Working with an Executive Recruiter for the First Time
Jan 27, 2018

Developing relationships with executive recruiters is a great way to further your career. Generally, most employers hire executive recruiters or headhunters to fill the top, most senior-level positions in their company.

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What are your rights as a candidate of an executive search process?
Jan 20, 2018

In an unregulated profession, it’s vital that senior executives work with consultants who respect a candidate’s confidentiality. The shortest possible route to absolute confidence that you are speaking with a trusted executive search firm is to determine whether the firm is a member of Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

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7 Tips for Young Managers in Managing Older Employees
Jan 14, 2018

Let's set stereotypes about each generation aside and focus on what younger managers can do to manage older employees professionally.

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Alder Koten’s Jose Ruiz named to AESC’s Americas Council
Jan 14, 2018

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has named Alder Koten's Jose Ruiz to the America's Council. AESC Members operate at the highest standard in the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide.

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How to find a recruiter or headhunter in your niche
Jan 14, 2018

Developing a relationship with a recruiter can help maximize your efforts in a job search, or even help you gain opportunities that you weren’t even aware you were looking.

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Understanding The Recruiting and Executive Search landscape
Dec 18, 2017

Unfortunately, executive search consulting and contingent recruiting are often thought of interchangeably, but are completely different professions.

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Seven ways to be a leader that listens
Sep 18, 2017

Seven ways to be a leader that listens by Jose Ruiz serves as Alder Koten’s Chief Executive Officer providing vision, strategic direction and the roadmap for the firm’s future. He is also involved in executive search work focused on board members, CEOs and senior-level executives; and consulting engagements related to leadership and organizational effectiveness helping clients create thriving cultures.

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Can Non-Technical Managers Lead Technical Teams?
Jul 31, 2017

Technologies play a major role in the business world. More technological changes have been and will continue to be implemented in large, medium, and small companies. Confirming this, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the number of technical positions will rise by 22 percent by 2020.

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Managing Conflcits in Mexico
Jan 9, 2017

Conflicts should not be feared; it should be managed. It is the presence of disagreements or differences. Thus, as long as human beings are different from one another, we will always have conflicts. However, having conflicts does not mean we should be violent and loud. We can have differences peacefully through mature conflict resolutions.

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Leading an Offshore Team in Mexico
Nov 12, 2016

Managing an offshore team in Mexico is both a rewarding and a challenging position. As long as you do your research in advance to understand the leadership and communication styles better, you should be fine.

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The Advantages of Manufacturing in Mexico
Nov 12, 2016

Manufacturing Mexico allows American companies to save costs and use a greater portion of their profits for research and product development. This, in return, would increase more production to be manufactured in Mexico. The maquiladora industry provides Mexico with good employment, economic stability, and foreign exchange. A win-win relationship.

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