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Executive Career Management

When I look back on the hundreds of women I have coached individually and in groups, some key behaviors or workplace issues repeatedly come up for discussion. They are not exclusive to women, men have them too, but issues around these behaviors tend to manifest more strongly in women and can impede career growth or create roadblocks when not acted on. Working on improving behaviors that are holding y back can not only change your outlook on life, but will also accelerate your career management strategy.

Use Money as a Tool for Advancement

According to Peter Felix, AESC & BlueSteps President, "Senior executives are clearly working out how to balance the extreme demands that globalization and 24/7 accessibility can make upon them. Technology, while creating this accessibility, has also provided a form of liberation from the traditional work place environments and the constraints on personal freedom that they can create.

executive_career_coachingProfessional athletes have long known the secret to success is hiring a coach. Take any sport—tennis, football, boxing, even the Olympic athletes—and behind every one of them, especially the high achievers, you will find a coach mentoring and supporting that athlete.
 

A friend recommended this article to me recently that talked about how office workers in China are literally working themselves to death. Working on Wall Street can certainly feel that way in many ways (the highest highs come with the lowest lows), and with the news that a 21-year old intern working for Bank of America (BofA) collapsed and died last year after he worked until 6 am for three straight days (he also suffered from epilepsy, according the CNBC article), banks put forth explicit guidelines limiting the number of hours interns, and now first-year investment banking analysts, can work.
 

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Adaptive Career Management, featuring Jose Ruiz, from Alder Koten.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

According to Peter Felix, AESC & BlueSteps President, "While CEOs are focused on the key issues of attracting and retaining talent to their organizations, they are themselves concerned about their own career progression and the next opportunity. This is an inevitable reflection of the modern business world and a fast changing, competitive landscape.

Boards Hone in on Sector-Specific Candidates as Economic Factors and Regulatory Compliance Increase Risk; AESC Study Finds Strategic Skills Still Dominate

In this intensely connected world we live in, it is absolutely essential to be proactive in managing your online presence as a key part of your career management strategy. Managing your personal brand and reputation isn’t just self-promotion – it is a best practice and a way to ensure that who you are and what you stand for is accurately represented.
 
Take a step back and objectively assess your online brand. To do so, you should ask yourself the following questions:

Corporate management looks for universal qualities in their executive team. Mastering these qualities and talents raises your value within an organization, as well as sets you apart from other executives on the market.
 
Whether you have just joined the executive ranks or are a seasoned veteran, these five A-list qualities should be in your portfolio:
 

The AESC’s BlueSteps career survey of 160 Chief Executive Officers worldwide finds most CEOs focused on continued career growth through career transition.