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We are a process driven firm. Through deep understanding of local cultures and behaviors as well as global corporate values, we´ve developed the ability to design tailored services based on the specific needs of each of our customers.

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Help achieve specific personal and professional goals by developing potential, improving relationships, and enhancing performance. As an executive, your career success will depend on an ongoing strategy, active engagement in your career direction, and routine updates of your resume and online presence.

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The firm's headquarters are located in Houston and it has offices in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City with partner firms in the rest of the world .

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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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Corporate governance is not reserved for large corporations
Dec 12, 2016

Corporate governance is not the merely reserved for large corporations. Any company, regardless of size or whether it is public or private, must have corporate governance in place, as it would impact the longevity of the organization.

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Career portability. A lesson from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Seriously)
Aug 20, 2015

plan your career and make decisions ask yourself the question: How portable and independent am I? Can I be equally successful in another organization or position? Am I worth what they pay me in the open market? Be brutally honest with yourself. Identify the gaps and make sure you’re portable.

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ExecuNet Q&A: Does social media help attract recruiters?
Aug 20, 2015

By no means will an online profile replace the evaluation process that will help a recruiter identify if you are the right fit for a particular position or a specific organization.

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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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Listening first: A lesson from Lincoln
Sep 27, 2015

Lincoln was patient enough to convey the unspoken message and strong enough to understand that every questions requires a detailed justified answer. Listening and acknowledging can sometimes be the strongest answer.

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Don’t just say it, prove it
May 10, 2015

Selling and describing yourself in a resume, a presentation, an interview or meeting is a crucial factor in getting noticed, getting promoted or getting hired.

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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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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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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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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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The competition for your job (or the job you want)
Aug 21, 2015

Why are you better than the rest? How do you maintain that edge? Who can replace you? What can make you irrelevant?

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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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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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Are you ready for a C-level position?
Apr 17, 2017

The corporate career ladder is like a funnel. The higher the position, the smaller pool of candidates would be qualified. C-level positions are the ultimate destination, which requires preparation long before arriving.

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Why change can slap you in the face and blindside your career
Aug 21, 2015

Bottom line: You cannot afford to drift and let outside factors define your future and your career. Take control, take ownership and drive it.

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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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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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Multicultural executives have an edge
Aug 20, 2015

Executives who have been successful in international assignments have usually excelled in understanding the environment, leading visionary change and results, as well as mastering complex business problems.

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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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Executive jobs: It’s not you, it’s not me. It’s just not meant to be.
Aug 21, 2015

A fit at all levels is not easy. Many elements that were once considered intangible are now part of a tangible evaluation process and from the standpoint of an executive it is not about right or wrong, good or bad, it is simply about fit.

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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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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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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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