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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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How Toyota Kata Can Improve Your Company Culture
Apr 2, 2019

When you've just been appointed a leader, perhaps a managerial or a C-level position, there are things to improve, because every leadership position is different. For instance, if you had experiences in project management leadership, the skills are different from running a department in a day-to-day basis.

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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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5 Things to Polish in New Leaders
Feb 3, 2018

When you've just been appointed a leader, perhaps a managerial or a C-level position, there are things to improve, because every leadership position is different. For instance, if you had experiences in project management leadership, the skills are different from running a department in a day-to-day basis.

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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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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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What are your rights as a candidate of an executive search process?
Jan 20, 2018

In an unregulated profession, it’s vital that senior executives work with consultants who respect a candidate’s confidentiality. The shortest possible route to absolute confidence that you are speaking with a trusted executive search firm is to determine whether the firm is a member of Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

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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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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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How to select the most suitable board of directors
Jan 14, 2018

A company's success depends on both the Management and Board of Directors. Having a list of criteria would be helpful when selecting those special individuals with strong leadership skills. It would serve as the reference to guide the selection process.

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The Four Pillars of Corporate Governance
Jan 14, 2018

There is a common belief that only large or public companies with many shareholders need to be concerned about, or can benefit from, implementing corporate governance practices. This is wrong.

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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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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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Types of Executive Search Firms: Retained vs. Contingency Search
Jan 8, 2018

Learn about executive search firms and how they work. Discover the difference between retained and contingency search, and what best fits your company’s needs.

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Understanding The Recruiting and Executive Search landscape
Dec 18, 2017

Unfortunately, executive search consulting and contingent recruiting are often thought of interchangeably, but are completely different professions.

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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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Alder Koten completes search for CEO of Farmacias Benavides (Wallgreens Boots Alliance)
Dec 15, 2017

Alder Koten is pleased to announce that, our client, Farmacias Benavides appointed Macedonio Garza would be its new CEO. He will report to Nicholas Osorio, Managing Director of the Walgreens Boots Alliance in Latin America, who served as Acting CEO since February 15 of this year.

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How to keep conversations focused and on-track
Dec 13, 2017

. Before we can apply the most appropriate attention management strategies, we need to recognize the types of attention and the available tools. We also need to recognize the various internal conditions, such as emotional and psychological, that contribute to our inability to focus.

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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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