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We are a process driven firm. Through deep understanding of local cultures and behaviors as well as global corporate values, we´ve developed the ability to design tailored services based on the specific needs of each of our customers.

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Leverage talent for innovation and growth

We are a process driven firm. Through deep understanding of local cultures and behaviors as well as global corporate values, we´ve developed the ability to design tailored services based on the specific needs of each of our customers.

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Helping individuals achieve sustainable development.

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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The firm's headquarters are located in Houston and it has offices in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City with partner firms in the rest of the world .

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Jose J. Ruiz

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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Jose J. Ruiz to Chair the 2015 Americas Boutique and Independent Firm Forum
Aug 25, 2015

The Association of Executive Search Consultants announced that it will host it's 2015 Americas Boutique and Independent Firm Forum on September 24th at the Penn Club in New York City.

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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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Make sure you have a product before jumping on the ‘Personal Brand’ band wagon
Aug 22, 2015

Personal branding is about how 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. You cannot go wrong if you focus on that.

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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 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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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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Diversity recruiting or recruiting for diversity
Aug 20, 2015

Diversity efforts in recruiting are meant to create a diverse team in the workplace, which is different from a recruiting process that is diverse.

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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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Shaping the organization’s culture from autocratic to participative leadership
May 23, 2015

By Jose Ruiz | Alder Koten Institute | Gonzaga University   Organizational Culture: The elephant in the room In 2006 Mark Fields, then President of Ford Motor Company hung Peter Drucker’s quote “Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast” in their war room. “Mark was keenly aware that no matter how far reaching his vision or how […]

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Measuring Culture and Cultural Fit
May 12, 2015

This paper provides a definition of organizational culture and presents a framework to serve as a foundation for measuring organizational culture.

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The new loyalty and the freelance employee
Oct 25, 2013

True loyalty in an employment relationship takes into consideration what will happen to the other party when the business relationship ends.

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