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5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to the Rare Servant Leadership
Oct 29, 2016

The combination of personality traits that would make up the “servant leader” cannot be found easily among available candidates or, even, the world’s population. It requires a heightened level of awareness to make it work. Some organizations even train candidates for such qualities.

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The organizational culture dissolver
Aug 21, 2015

A third-degree dysfunctional leader will accelerate the dissolution or negatively affect the organization’s culture through direct or indirect negative influence.

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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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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 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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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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How strong is your cultural quotient (CQ)?
Apr 25, 2017

bridging cultural gaps among people in a diverse group requires more than patience and understanding. It requires a respectful and honest communications where clarifying and asking for clarifications should come naturally. In the end, it is not only how you communicate that matters, but also the final quality of the results.

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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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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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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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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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How to determine which experts to hire for the board
May 17, 2017

Selecting people to join the board of directors must be done carefully to ensure good corporate governance.

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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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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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There is a secret to success: A single trait that distinguishes successful people and it’s simple.
Jun 4, 2017

You can and need to train yourself to be disciplined. Marathoners don't run marathons because they are disciplined. They are disciplined because they run marathons.

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Company culture should be a board priority
Mar 11, 2017

Understanding the strategic roles of the corporate board is crucial, so both the management and other stakeholders can align their actions and activities in achieving the long-term goals. There are at least five specific roles that a corporate board own, which are influential to the company culture.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A defined business ideology can guide you from inception to maturity
Apr 6, 2017

Managing with ideological differences requires more than alertness of whether an action is in alignment or not. It requires an in-depth understanding of what the ideology is and how it is applied in behaviors, decisions, and actions.

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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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