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High-performance is the new average
Aug 21, 2015

Don’t expect the organization you work for to plan your career, establish your direction and pay for training you need to achieve your long-term goals.

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10 Must read books on your way to the C-Suite
Apr 26, 2017

We have curated the following list that we hope will help you on your way to the C- Suite.

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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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Leadership is not about you
May 10, 2015

If you collected every single article that defined leadership, you’d probably have reading material for a many years, and you’d probably go crazy with ideas and suggestions on how to improve your leadership skills. Leadership is much like parenting. You can read a lot, you can be taught, you can be mentored and guided, but […]

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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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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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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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Five traits of a great leader
Sep 11, 2015

Great leadership entails a holistic and not a mechanistic approach. It requires a delicate balance between satisfying short-term requirements and sacrificing time and resources today for the benefit of tomorrow.

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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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Short, Medium, and Long-Term Career Management
Dec 2, 2016

To be a successful executive, managing your career well is imperative. While many executives rely on their employers to manage theirs, taking charge of your own future should be done strategically.

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Leadership: YOU are not perfect, and that is just perfect
Aug 20, 2015

By Jose J. Ruiz | Alder Koten The premise is that the ideal executive does not exist. Our research indicates that there is no such thing as branding a person as an A, B, or Z type since the environment and context drive our behaviors. Great managers and leaders adapt, and their styles tend to […]

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Four truths about EQ that make a difference in your career
Aug 28, 2017

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has been the buzzword for years. Successful leaders are said to have high emotional intelligence. Moreover, those with high EQ are likely to succeed in society. While it is true that EQ determines one’s level of success, it is not the only success factor. There a

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Five Ways to Effective Multicultural Leadership
Oct 23, 2016

According to leadership expert Juana Bordas, in today’s globalized world, multicultural leadership combines influences, practices, and values of the diverse culture in a respectful and productive manner. It also requires awareness on various situations, contexts, and assumptions.

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The Pay Increase You Should Expect When Changing Jobs
Aug 23, 2015

How much? There is no easy answer to this question but the best way to address it is to understand a company’s typical thought process.

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Are you really listening? You’re not fooling anyone.
Sep 16, 2015

Listening is an effective component of leadership when it becomes a behavior that builds credibility and supports a leader’s ability to guide others into finding their answers versus providing them. The highest level of listening is achieved when it supports leadership as a relationship. When trust is supported by the follower’s perception of the leader’s ability to listen and discern prior to deciding or emitting judgments.

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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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Leading with the heart matters. Why? Because the one that changes isn’t the organization. It is the people.
Apr 2, 2017

Change leadership is an art. There is no exact formula on how to stay innovative and lead on-going changes in an organization. However, when a leader leads with the heart, you can expect to see a result that is beyond expectation.

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Stop drifting and start driving your career
Aug 21, 2015

The ultimate purpose is to not just focus on the finish line but also understand the best method to get there and not hope or expect but drive to achieve our career goals in the desired time.

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Flawless execution does not always depend on a good strategy
Apr 11, 2017

Many books talk about the importance of strategizing. The typical argument is that without a solid strategy, it is almost impossible to execute flawlessly. This is true. However, it is not completely true.

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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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A company will hire you over someone else because…
Aug 23, 2015

The answer to the value of what you have to offer can’t be isolated from the context.

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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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You need an action board for your vision board
May 29, 2017

If you start a vision board add an action board. Finish with an infinite passion for remaining successful by achieving daily goals after daily goals. Otherwise, your vision board is just a dream board.

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A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume
Oct 21, 2015

This question originally appeared on Quora: What do recruiters look for in a resume at first glance?

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