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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 15, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Are You Ready for the Talent Shift?

Did you know that economies around the world are facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions? It is one of finding highly skilled talent for the jobs available now and into the future.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 10, 2019 8:42:12 AM

Executive Onboarding: How to Integrate a New Leader into Your Company with Success

After an extensive search, you have hired your new COO or other executive team member. What is your onboarding process?  Are you setting up the new leader to succeed? What steps have you taken to ensure that his first few months run smoothly?

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Apr 7, 2018 4:42:39 PM

How Self-Knowledge Improves Success

Many of the articles we read are about what we need to change to become better in work and life. Be a better communicator. Be a better planner. Use our time more effectively. Get to the gym. Eat fewer carbs. 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Feb 5, 2018 8:14:00 AM

3 Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace

Communication skills are an essential part of the leader’s toolbox. However, a recent article reported that nearly seventy percent of managers polled indicated that managers find communicating with employees is the biggest challenge for them. 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 29, 2018 8:08:50 AM

How to become the Best: Will You Need a COO in the New Year?

The beginning of each year is a time for lists - Best Place to Work, Coolest Company to Work For, etc. We pour over them, as though there will be a truly new idea. Instead, we often find no new answers, no major discoveries.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 9, 2018 1:49:15 PM

Set One Goal for the New Year: No Goals

What’s on your to-do list for the new year? Many of us start the year by setting goals for ourselves, our departments, our staff. It’s the way we’ve been coached to measure success and to show results.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 9, 2018 1:44:31 PM

Toxin Removal: How to Revive a Flagging Company Culture

Culture matters. Healthy cultures promote innovation and productivity. Toxic ones support turnover, disengaged employees, and stagnancy.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Dec 12, 2017 6:34:08 PM

Say “Aloha” to Productivity Increases: Ask the Hawaii Question

“Come to Hawaii with me in five hours?”

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Dec 12, 2017 6:07:52 PM

6 Tactics to Making This Your Best Year Yet

With another year in the books, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. Do you want to continue your momentum? this year's missteps? Create a stronger work-life balance? 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Nov 16, 2017 11:28:37 AM

Toxin Detector: How to Spot and Avoid Toxic Work Cultures

Plenty has been written recently about fallout from toxic cultures, but how can you spot them from the outside? A recent article on The Ladders provided insight into what to watch out for, whether you’re interviewing or settling into your workspace.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Oct 19, 2017 7:59:00 PM

What about Jan? Generation X in the Workplace

An article by Mary Donohue published in the Huffington Post positions Generation X as the Jan Brady of the workforce. In Brady Bunch terms, Marcia is moving out, Cindy’s still in grade school, so it’s Jan’s turn.  But are Jan and her Gen X counterparts ready, and what do they want?

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 14, 2017 9:50:09 AM

Onsite Before Offsite

While some companies like IBM are corralling remote workers back to the office, most companies are still attempting to successfully manage remote employees. For younger workers, working from home is an expected option. But have they (or their employers) considered what is lost when new workers don’t spend time onboarding in the office?

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Aug 17, 2017 9:27:55 AM

What Can Alan Alda Teach You About Empathy?

Actor Alan Alda’s new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating is a deep dive into what matters most in communication—empathy. Leaders, trainers, and interviewers will find valuable tips on how to build and sustain connection to others. 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Aug 11, 2017 9:12:00 AM

The American Workplace: Still the Great Uniter

The results of a recent Jobvite study of the workforce shows that one space where Americans are still somewhat unified is the workplace. The findings shed light on emerging trends and highlight some key areas where there are no surprises.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jun 26, 2017 12:44:46 PM

More Thoughts on the Seven Roles of the COO

A few months ago, I wrote about The Seven Roles of the COO, a topic that is often poorly understood or underestimated. I was amazed at the level of interest. I received thousands of views, hundreds of likes and a sizable number of shares and comments. There were many COOs who raised their hands, confirming my belief that they tend not to be talked about or recognized and, when someone does focus on them, they get excited and willingly share what they do and why they do it.

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 13, 2017 10:33:00 AM

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