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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Advanced Networking for Business Leaders

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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What NOT to do on your independent board director resume

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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51 Personal branding strategies for new and aspiring CEOs

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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Grow your visibility and personal brand by publishing

According to the World Economic Forum’s The Global Risks Report 2021, 16th edition, “ . . . business ecosystems in many countries are facing the risks of sclerotic, regressive torpor or accelerated creative destruction. Indecisive or misguided leadership has the potential to exacerbate those trends, causing ripples through the global ...

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Addressing the “Great Resignation”—Executive engagement & the new CEO (with checklist)

Conflict at the CEO and board level requires a win-win approach.Where there are people, there is going to be perceived conflict and difficult conversations—they happen everywhere, personally and professionally. When there is conflict on a team, organizational performance can suffer in in a number of ways:The company's image can suffer, ...

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17 tips to navigating difficult conversations on the executive team (with checklist)