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Digital Transformation: A Top Issue
Apr 3, 2019

46% of executive search consultants believe that actualizing Digital transformation will be the number one business issue for their client organizations in 2019. #executivesearch #digitaltransformation

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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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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 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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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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How strong is your cultural quotient (CQ)?
Apr 25, 2017

bridging cultural gaps among people in a diverse group requires more than patience and understanding. It requires a respectful and honest communications where clarifying and asking for clarifications should come naturally. In the end, it is not only how you communicate that matters, but also the final quality of the results.

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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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A defined business ideology can guide you from inception to maturity
Apr 6, 2017

Managing with ideological differences requires more than alertness of whether an action is in alignment or not. It requires an in-depth understanding of what the ideology is and how it is applied in behaviors, decisions, and actions.

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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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Stay on track despite instability and an unknown future.
Mar 20, 2017

A good leader understands the risks and the challenges to stay on track despite the instability and unknown future.

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Company culture should be a board priority
Mar 11, 2017

Understanding the strategic roles of the corporate board is crucial, so both the management and other stakeholders can align their actions and activities in achieving the long-term goals. There are at least five specific roles that a corporate board own, which are influential to the company culture.

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Don’t manage change. Lead a transformation.
Mar 9, 2017

We often confuse “transformational leadership” with “change management.” They are two different things. Someone can be a good change manager, but may not be a good transformational leader. However, the greater a leader, most likely, the more transformational they are.

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Jack Angel Joins Alder Koten as Senior Advisor
Dec 2, 2016

Jack will collaborate in executive search work focused on board members, CEOs, and senior-level executives. He will also participate in consulting engagements related to leadership and organizational effectiveness, with specific emphasis on upstream and midstream energy services.

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Myths and Facts of Being and Authentic Leader
Nov 12, 2016

Every leader should be aware of the privilege that being a leader brings to others and the team. By growing yourself authentically, you are providing them with an opportunity to move forward and learn together. An authentic leader is a learner, facilitator, mediator, and solution provider, after all.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to the Rare Servant Leadership
Oct 29, 2016

The combination of personality traits that would make up the “servant leader” cannot be found easily among available candidates or, even, the world’s population. It requires a heightened level of awareness to make it work. Some organizations even train candidates for such qualities.

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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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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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Five traits of a great leader
Sep 11, 2015

Great leadership entails a holistic and not a mechanistic approach. It requires a delicate balance between satisfying short-term requirements and sacrificing time and resources today for the benefit of tomorrow.

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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 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 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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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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