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How Non-Technical C-Level Executives Can Catch Up with the Latest Technologies
May 5, 2020

If you're a non-technical C-level executive, how can you catch up with the latest technologies?

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Let’s work remotely! But First, Read This
Mar 16, 2020

Working remotely is not about being tech-savvy or having the right tools. It's about being effective as a team when we are not in the same building. It's about achieving communication and coordination without being in front of each other. Most importantly, it's about the clarity of expectations and accountability so we can make independent decisions and judgments.

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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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How to Prevent Burnout
Jul 28, 2019

It's a common term often used to express exhaustion or mentally draining. In this article, we'll discuss the terminology from the mental health perspective, its symptoms, the differences between being stressed, being depressed, and being burnt out. Also, we'll touch upon preventing burnout in the workplace.

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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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Transformational Leadership: The Other Side of Disruption
Apr 9, 2019

The business landscape is shifting. Change is constant and the pace is faster. The skills gap is wider and customer focus is narrower. We’ve been disrupted, and we’ve been the disruptors. Now what?

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A Proud History: Executive Search Firms and the AESC
Apr 9, 2019

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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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Digital Transformation: A Top Issue
Apr 3, 2019

46% of executive search consultants believe that actualizing Digital transformation will be the number one business issue for their client organizations in 2019. #executivesearch #digitaltransformation

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How to Lead 4 Generations at Work
Apr 3, 2019

Global life expectancy has improved, allowing healthy individuals to live well to 85, 90, or even more than 100 years old. This translates to having four generations at the workplace all at the same time.

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Maximize Interviews – Books
Apr 3, 2019

Our value to companies is to find the best talent for them, and what our candidates read is important. In this short post, I give some of the books that have given positive results in the interview process.

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What’s Nonviolent Communication and How to Apply It
Apr 3, 2019

"Nonviolent communication" is a concept introduced by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. in his book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. It's often referred to as compassionate communication. Put it simply, it's a communication style that empowers individuals to be positive and support each other.

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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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How Toyota Kata Can Improve Your Company Culture
Apr 2, 2019

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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Recruiting Automotive Talent in Mexico
Mar 27, 2018

Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “Recruiting Talent in Mexico” features Jose Ruiz, CEO of Alder Koten, and Mexico recruitment expert. Executive Recuiters for the automotive manufacturing industry in Mexico. We help our clients recruit top talent in Mexico.

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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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Board Directors Need to Get Involved With Cyber Risk
Jan 27, 2018

Boards of directors need to be aware of cybersecurity risks and shouldn't merely rely on reports by senior IT executives.

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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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Want to lead and succeed? You need a positive outlook
Jan 20, 2018

To lead successfully, a leader needs a positive outlook on life and career, because it would spill over to other areas, particularly when leading others.

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5 Tips for Executive Career Management & Growth
Jan 17, 2018

Find 5 helpful tips for executive career management. Learn how to foster relationships and hone your skillset in order to grow and develop as a professional.

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