Leaders Leave a Legacy

Posted on November 14, 2019 by John O. Burdett
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In what amounts to a sad irony, a tree planted to celebrate the life of Beatle, George Harrison, was destroyed by, of all things, beetles. George died in 2001. He was only 58. Planted three years after his death, the twelve-foot tree in Griffith Observatory gardens, Los Angeles, had to be torn out. Below the…

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How to define your business culture (and why it’s important to know how things are really done around here)

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Sandra Brown

I often work with clients who say that cultural fit is important. Yet, when asked to explain their culture, they find it hard to put it into words. The understanding at Board level can vary greatly from that of the internal leadership team – which can also be an indicator that the Board is not…

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Do’s and Don’ts for a Video Interview

Posted on September 19, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Leading video conference tools (SKYPE, GoToMeeting and others) are becoming ubiquitous tools for recruiting.  You can make video and audio calls, exchange chat messages (using Skype’s software) on your computer and/or mobile device just over the internet. Many of the services are even available for free, or you can of course pay for added features.…

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The 7 Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Culture

Posted on September 5, 2019 by John O. Burdett
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Tony Hsieh, Zappos’s Founder – now owned by Amazon – preaches that an organization’s number one priority is culture. Brian Chesky, the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, says, “It doesn’t matter how good your original product is, if you can’t build a great company around it, the product won’t endure.” When Satya Nadella took over…

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How to recruit top talent when they’re not looking for a career move

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Steven Pezim
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There’s a shortage of top talent around the globe, and the hunt for candidates is keeping CEOs up at night. In PwC’s 2017 global CEO survey, 77% of CEOs said they see the availability of key skills as the biggest threat to their business. Considering today’s disruptive business world, it’s never been more important to…

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8 Tips for success in your executive job search

Posted on August 22, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Most people have never been taught how to conduct an executive job search unless they have had the insight to work with an executive career coach. Research shows that the average executive spends 4 years in a job — and has as many as 12-15 jobs over the course of a career. You may thrive…

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The Global Expansion of Executive Search

Posted on August 15, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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The global economic expansion post WWII led to tremendous growth in the retained search profession, beginning in North America and quickly moving to Europe, South Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia as business thrived, global markets opened, and the demand for executive leadership outpaced the ability for organizations to develop that talent in-house.…

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Why common courtesy should be more common: four truths about saying thank you

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Di Gillett
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In the dynamic, fast-paced world of business, sometimes common courtesy is not so common. As veracious readers of daily news, be it about business, the economy or the geopolitical tensions between the US and China, on occasion it can be refreshing to read a piece that is pause for reflection. In Thank You, Kindly, a…

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Leading the charge for Diversity and Inclusion

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Frank Galati
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The pressure to increase diversity in the workplace is rising across sectors. Earlier this year, Google made headlines when its shareholders and employees publicly called on the tech giant to fix its “diversity crisis”, asking the board for reforms to racial and gender diversity, and proposing these metrics be tied to executive bonuses. Other large…

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Building a strong employer brand

Posted on July 11, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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An employer’s brand has become a critical component of attracting and retaining top talent. Employers are updating their benefits to include perks like social gatherings to revamping severance pay packages in order to remain competitive and be viewed as an employer of choice. But what organizational components are necessary to build a strong employer brand?…

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