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Advancing to a different level in your career. Learn about skills you need to move up to a specific level (usually referring to the C-Suite) or how to plan and prepare for moving up to a higher position.
 
Interpersonal relationships are the greatest challenge for leaders in business, especially for those in senior executive management positions. As a leader you must prepare to operate across many racial, social and generational lines, and accommodate multiple working styles. Each situation, team and organization requires a specific approach. Gain a competitive edge in leadership positions by following the 6 critical steps outlined below by Adriana Prates, president and founder of AESC firm, Dasein.
 

Editors Note: The following article is an excellent depiction of when top management become disconnected with their audience and the vision of their employees.

During the filming of A Separate Peace (1972), the cast and crew got together at the end of the day to have dinner, and the director, Larry Peerce, was at the head of the table. Every seat was taken, so when Larry’s mother appeared, a member of the crew got up, said he’d get himself a folding chair, and offered Mrs. Peerce his cushioned seat.

Larry leaped up, thrust out his arm in the young man’s direction, and commanded, “Sit down.” When the somewhat puzzled fellow was seated, Larry said, “Let her sit on the folding chair. She’s not comfortable unless she’s uncomfortable.”


Professional Accent Reduction for Senior Executives - How and Why?

"I have a very strong accent and often feel that this hinders me when communicating with colleagues and when making professional presentations. Are there any steps that I can take to reduce my accent?"

Senior Executive presentation


"I am a foreign-born professional working in the US. What steps can I take to fit into the American business environment?"



 

1. Dress the part

6 Ways to Maintain Executive Career Momentum in a Recession

Learn how senior executives at any stage in their career progression can maintain career momentum with these essential job search and career management tips, becoming more visible to executive recruiters as a result:

  1. Develop and leverage a track record of contribution, name recognition with industry media, and established relationships with top executive search firms to keep your career in play.

In September 2008, the Wall Street Journal released its first survey of attitudes towards the Executive MBA. In total, 4,060 students and recent graduates from 72 Executive MBA programs at 53 business schools in nine countries were surveyed. In addition, 455 human resources and executive development managers at companies across 23 industries were interviewed. The overall picture that emerged from the survey was that the Executive MBA is considered a critical business investment. A full 64% of companies said that sponsoring or allowing employees to attend EMBA programs was a way to retain talent, and 25% said that they see immediate tangible results from employees who come back as stronger managers.