Developing and showcasing Executive leadership skills

Posted on May 3, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Leadership has been defined as the process by which an individual influences a group and directs the group toward a specific goal or mission. Great leaders lead by example, possess strong communication skills and have both the trust and respect of their employees. True leaders inspire people to live the vision, mission and values of…

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From Knowledge-based Work to Intelligent Automation: analysing emerging trends in Shared Services Organisations

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Grant White
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  Over the last few years, Shared Services Organisations (SSOs) – typically responsible for back-of-house processes such as Finance, Payroll, HR, and IT – have been embracing new technology with the aim of using innovation to deliver more value to their internal customers or as outsourced external providers. Reflecting on my personal experience as a…

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How will disruptive technologies impact professionals in the Future of Work?

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Bill Sakellaris
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The speed with which technology continues to progress has been a discussion point throughout history, which started well before we had the means to document our conversations. While there’s no doubt that the tools we have invented to manage the way we live and work have brought benefits, many have caused considerable disruption, not just to…

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People-First Leadership: How to become an inspiring Executive

Posted on March 15, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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A recent survey of executives about traits needed to succeed as an executive highlighted leadership skills as the most commonly cited one. While there are several definitions of leadership skills (who doesn’t have a say on his or her own interpretation of leadership) with encompassing factors such as communication, motivation and strategic orientation, a pragmatic…

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Top job search tips for reaching out to Executive Search firms

Posted on March 1, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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If the time has come to accelerate your career and you are ready for a change, chances are you’ve considered reaching out to executive search firms. Partnering with executive search firms can be an excellent way to expedite your search and begin exploring opportunities, but it’s best to carefully plan your approach. Read on to…

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Do’s and don’ts for your executive interview

Posted on February 22, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Executive interview success doesn’t happen by chance. It requires careful research, strategic planning and a plethora of preparation. There are proactive steps that candidates can take at every step of the process to increase their chances of success: from pre-interview research and perfecting their first impressions to learning how to expertly navigate challenging questions and…

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Entrepreneur to Corporate Executive: How to land a job after your own venture

Posted on February 15, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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As an executive career coach, I often encounter entrepreneurs who have left the corporate realm to launch their own business ventures. For a variety of reasons, some want to transition back to a corporate role, but they’re unsure of how to go about it. Driven and innovative business leaders sometimes seek room for experimentation. Entrepreneurship…

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Why you should be investing in developing the leadership skills of Millennials

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Sandra Brown
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As the population ages, the profile of leaders change. After years of steady growth –  albeit with a few scares, like “the recession we had to have” – Baby Boomers are starting to retire and Gen X are filling more and more senior leadership positions with measured and meaningful skills they learnt along the way.…

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Identifying your values and mission to find your executive voice

Posted on January 25, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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You probably know your company’s core values well. Maybe you can even recite them. But what about your own values? You know inherently what you value and stand for, but have you ever truly articulated it? Identifying your values is foundational to exuding your brand. It is the core of who you are and what…

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Staying ahead of disruptive business models

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Thought Leadership
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Executives in a growing number of industry spaces are beginning to ask many ‘What if?’ sorts of questions. Their teams are modelling revenue projections, supply chains and technology risks against a bevy of influences brought on by new technology and new business competitors whose aims are as disruptive as they are ambitious. Take the case…

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