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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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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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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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Good Leadership or Great Leadership?
Feb 3, 2018

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

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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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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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7 Biggest Challenges in Leading Remote Teams
Jan 14, 2018

Leading remote teams is challenging, but it doesn't mean it's more challenging than leading on-site teams. It's just different and requires different skill sets to lead successfully.

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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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10 ways to bridge cultural diversity
Dec 17, 2017

Whether you are a manager of a diverse group or managing in a foreign country, it is recommended to acknowledge and implement the following.

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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 you deal with negative emotions in the workplace?
Sep 3, 2017

A workplace can become an emotional place. It is where people of various backgrounds and temperaments must work together while showing the best traits of themselves and producing outputs of high value.

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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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6 Must-have multicultural management skills
Aug 13, 2017

Today’s workplace is much more diverse than twenty years ago. People from all kinds of background, including nationalities, ethnicities, and religions, can be found working together in an office. Besides, differences in education levels, self-perceptions (positive or negative), and social classes also contribute to the complexity of a modern workplace.

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You can’t lead if you don’t follow
Aug 6, 2017

It is true that leader leads and followers follow, but the separation between the two is a transparent veil, and sometimes there are overlaps between the two. The shift in culture and technology has influenced both leadership and followership considerably. This new shift provides an unprecedented opportunity for learning how to become a better leader by being a good follower.

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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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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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