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Jose Ruiz

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Jose Ruiz serves as Alder Koten’s Chief Executive Officer providing vision, strategic direction and the roadmap for the firm’s future.

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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.

An important part of his time is spent on research work focused on organizational effectiveness centered on leadership and culture. Prior to joining Alder Koten, Jose was a Principal with Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Industrial Practice based in Houston, TX and Monterrey, Mexico.

His professional experience also includes leadership positions in engineering and operations management for manufacturing organizations in the US and Mexico. This experience includes serving as vice president and general manager at Holley Performance Products. Jose is a bi-weekly contributor at Forbes.com.mx writing about executive leadership and career development.

Jose holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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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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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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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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Alder Koten’s Jose Ruiz named to AESC’s Americas Council
Jan 14, 2018

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has named Alder Koten's Jose Ruiz to the America's Council. AESC Members operate at the highest standard in the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide.

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Alder Koten’s Jose Ruiz is Recognized as an NACD Board LeadershipFellow
Sep 21, 2017

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Jose J. Ruiz as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®— stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom. 

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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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Can Non-Technical Managers Lead Technical Teams?
Jul 31, 2017

Technologies play a major role in the business world. More technological changes have been and will continue to be implemented in large, medium, and small companies. Confirming this, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the number of technical positions will rise by 22 percent by 2020.

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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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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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Five ways that a commitment-based leader can improve the execution process
Oct 16, 2016

commitment-based leadership is a leadership style that works by commitment-based management, where an organization is driven by the quality and fulfillment of explicit network of commitments made between people in the organization and their customers. And there are five ways that a commitment-based leader can improve the execution process

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Leading by Example, Is It Enough?
Oct 8, 2016

Here are five things to do for leaders who lead by example while also cultivating new leaders meaningfully.

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