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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Resetting your executive compass

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Thought Leadership
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If you found time recently to reflect on where you are on life’s journey or on the pathway of your executive career, you may have found yourself thinking more about your purpose, your time and your priorities. Finding meaning in your work, and the example you set as a leader, is a powerful motivator when…

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Place the Right Employees in the Right Job Positions to Increase Retention: “Why do my best people stay?”

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Chris Swan
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What is your strategy for human capital? At some point the conversation always comes back to people. Do you have the right people? Are they in the right roles? Are they energized to be efficient and profitable? Of course, many people will agree and in the next breath say that people are essential; but too…

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Bankers aren’t all bad.

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Geoff Slade
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“All businesses experience growth,” says Cindy Batchelor, Executive General Manager – NAB Business. “It’s in their nature – at some stage in their life, they must grow to survive.” In the following article by Nigel Bowen, written for NAB Business View magazine, Geoff Slade credits a longstanding relationship with the bank as having an important…

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Landing a seat in the executive board room

Posted on November 23, 2017 by BlueSteps Career Services
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We are often asked about the qualifications and experience we are looking for in candidates for board positions. Similarly, executives are always keen to know what they can do to best position themselves as potential candidates for appointment to a board. The boardroom is one of the places where character and experience reign supreme. Landing…

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Do you possess these 5 traits to become a great executive leader?

Posted on November 13, 2017 by BlueSteps Career Services
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If you’re approachable, a fast learner, and willing to take calculated risks, you already possess some of the traits to become a great leader. Aspiring executives will also benefit from their ability to communicate, network and demonstrate understanding with those they work with. Although there is no exact formula for becoming a “great executive leader”,…

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