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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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Career Advice

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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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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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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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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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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The money competency
Aug 23, 2015

If you want a top job or any management position for that matter, you must have evidence of taking care of the money and making it grow. Let's call it "The Money Competency".

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The product called You
Aug 23, 2015

Today, in the age of the individual, you have to be your own brand” Be “the CEO of Me Inc.”

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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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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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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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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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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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The interview cheat sheet
Aug 21, 2015

Doing your homework is an important part of interviewing. So be prepared with your answers and be aware of the hidden messages that you will convey.

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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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5 Important differences between managers and leaders
Aug 21, 2015

When it comes to business, growing and succeeding requires more than just maintaining the status quo. To do that, you need people who are leaders – not just managers.

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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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ExecuNet Q&A: What Drives a Recruiter?
Aug 20, 2015

It is important to align your expectations by understanding what drives a recruiter.

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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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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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How to best approach executive recruiters as a candidate
Aug 20, 2015

If you want to approach an executive recruiter with success and stay top-of-mind, then give them what they need (hint: It’s not always your resume).

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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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Are your skills and competencies portable?
May 10, 2015

Your potential performance outside of your current organization and your future potential for success can be debated if there is only evidence of success with a single organization, and hence, a single support structure and environment.

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Tip of the Day: Define and Drive Your Personal Brand and Product
May 10, 2015

Personal branding is about everything you do: every job, every social and personal endeavor will define who you are and what you can offer in the next step of your career.

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Tip of the Day: Prepare for an interview and maximize the experience.
May 10, 2015

Take the job interview as an opportunity to perform and as an opportunity to take your presentation and preparation skills to the next level.

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