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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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A good leader in times of economic crisis
Aug 23, 2015

Uncertain times call for leaders with a subtle mix of characteristics. They must provide comfort and stability, show empathy, exude optimism, proceed transparently and sincerely – all while making difficult decisions, taking courageous action, and decisively guiding their teams.

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