Four (4) strategies for executives and board advisors to advance your relationships with others in the marketplace. Networking and business development can create anxiety and uncertainty for business leaders. This article explores advanced networking strategies that will take the sting out of building relationships in new markets. It includes a ...

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Don’t dilute your board value proposition by doing thisWhy your board of director resume is not getting read, why you’re not getting interviews—and what you can do to fix it. In this short blog post we cover two issues relating to independent board roles (1) leveraging unpaid board roles and ...

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Build a brand that opens doors and ignites trustStrong personal brands both attract and repel.Similar to a company using a brand story to help market a product, stories are important for a leader’s personal brand.We tell our clients when positioning yourself in front of a decision-maker, ask yourself this question. ...

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Choose conversation over termination and resignation One of our most powerful management tools at Westgate is the DISC Leadership Assessment. Avoid costly terminations and enhance performance by learning how to approach the board with confidence or how to approach your operating partner with a key issue. Optimizing business performance begins ...

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As a current or former CEO, you may be ideally positioned for an independent board role for a private equity-backed company. Companies benefit from having their CEOs and other c-levels on external boards for a number of reasons: Market visibility for the newly appointed CEO that will open opportunities and ...

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Raising visibility inside and outside your organization is both a short and long game. Planning for the future you want now is a smart strategy. Here are a handful of tactics you can use to raise your personal brand. We recently examined more than 280 client files (during COVID-19) and ...

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Grow your visibility and personal brand by publishing – My interview with author, friend, and colleague, Eric Butow. I’ve had the pleasure and honor of knowing Eric Butow since 2012 when I started an executive résumé writing business after leaving my 25+ year corporate career. In the early days, I ...

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I’m delighted to share that I have earned a global 2022 Career Innovator Award from Career Directors International (CDI). According to Career Directors International: “Winning a Career Innovator Award tells the world that you are a leader who is making a difference. The awards are an endorsement of creativity, passion, ...

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Prevent unwanted surprises by gauging trust early in the relationship. Don’t let your guard down or dismiss your spidey senses when something doesn’t feel right during a transaction. Feeling uneasy during a negotiation, when hiring a new team member, or vetting a new job offer can produce anxiety (many people ...

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Top 13 reasons to use our C-Suite Optimization Program Delight your board and investors with CEO performance optimization. The statistic that 30% to 50% of new CEOs fail within 18 months of starting the new role is generally not because of CEO incompetence, but the lack of structured onboarding and ...

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