Creating and maintaining an effective strategy for an executive career is more work than most people can envisage. Networking, branding, marketing documents… all take time, effort and superior knowledge of the world of work. One key? Help others reach their goals. The reciprocity will be much appreciated. ~ David M. Reile, Ph.D.
FOCUS ON: Climbing the Ladder
Define, share and network are the keywords for those who want to move up. Volunteering and staying current are also valuable tasks. Reposition yourself with these strategies from an executive and career reinvention coach.
JOB SEARCHING: How Do You Want to be Perceived?
How might you be considered for advanced professional positions in line with future career goals? Look at your executive presence! It is the critical component, but what is it really? Read more from Executive Velocity.
GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE: Approach Coaching Women and Men Differently
Research and experience supports the belief that women and men are not the same in a variety of career development dimensions (e.g., view of work/life balance, goals, confidence levels…). Therefore coaches must have a unique approach (backed by knowledge of these dimensions) in order to address the specific needs of executive women in the workplace. Read more from a career coach who helps women advance in business.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: AESC’s “Insights” Blog
The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) offers a blog on such topics as digital relationship building, cyber threats, director’s trends and automation. Considering AESC represents over 350 search firms and 9000 professionals from 70 countries, it seems a good idea to pay attention to what they are talking about. Read more on AESC’s blog.
TOP TEN: Inspiring Quotes from Executives
Innovation, loyalty, humility…. Executives have something to say which gives the rest of us some very good take-aways! Read all ten quotes.
“The people who get nothing done often work a great deal harder. In the first place, they underestimate the time for any one task. They always expect that everything will go right. Yet, as every executive knows, nothing ever goes right. The unexpected always happens—the unexpected is indeed the only thing one can confidently expect.” - Peter F. Drucker
“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt