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December 22, 2014

Top 10 Character Traits to Look for When Hiring a Senior Professional

By: Maurice Gilbert Good character is arguably more important than any skill set a candidate can bring to your company. After all, what use is an experienced corporate compliance officer if she never does what she says she’ll do? Unfortunately, I can’t direct you to a great book or executive…
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December 18, 2014

Leadership: Top 5 Attributes for a Strong Executive Presence

By: Maurice Gilbert In the most recent survey of our clients, we asked about the top attributes they look for to evaluate a professional’s executive presence. Listed below are the top five attributes: Verbal presentation skills: Specifically, they evaluate the executive's energy and enthusiasm when he speaks. Effective leaders must…
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November 18, 2014

Top 5 Traits of High-Performing Professionals

By: Maurice Gilbert When interviewing new hires, many hiring authorities mistakenly only focus on the technical proficiencies of the candidate.  Big mistake.  Our most sophisticated clients focus on the traits listed below and have been rewarded with higher recruiting ratios, higher retention rates and the development of more leaders.  The…
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October 30, 2014

Hallmarks of Effective Leadership

We think of leaders so often as being the big wigs, the men and women at the helm of an organization.  But leaders don't always hold a management or executive role; they can just as easily be among subordinates and even entry-level workers.  Knowing some common qualities of an effective…
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October 29, 2014

Motivating Your Staff: Continuous Feedback

By: Maurice Gilbert When I was a tennis coach, I would begin a training session with my student by communicating my objectives to her in advance of hitting the first ball.  All throughout the lesson, I would provide relevant feedback so she would be able to make adjustments.  Invariably, progress…
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August 21, 2014

What Makes a Great Leader?

Great leaders come in all shapes and sizes.  One may be charismatic, another more reserved.  One a trailblazer, another simply able to recognize - and act on - transformative opportunities.  As different as they can be, it's what great business leaders have in common that's of greatest interest.  So what…
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August 8, 2014

A Slice of Humble Pie, Anyone?

Picture a successful corporate leader, and you’ll probably envision a direct, confident, even aggressive personality.  It might be time to challenge that paradigm, though.  While the vision of a bold person may be the first to spring to mind for most of us, there’s evidence suggesting that, in fact, humble…
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May 29, 2014

What Makes a Great Boss?

If you've had the good fortune to serve under a phenomenal leader, I'll bet you knew it at the time.  And yet, exactly what it was about that person that made them such a joy to work for them, that x-factor, probably wasn't as clear.  Effective managers are necessarily great…
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May 28, 2014

CEOs Who Walk the Walk

Today we feature a post from Michael Volkov, CEO and owner of The Volkov Law Group, former federal prosecutor and expert in all things related to compliance, internal investigations and enforcement. Please enjoy this piece from Mr. Volkov on the importance of leading with integrity. -- Maurice Gilbert “Honesty: the…
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May 20, 2014

5 Things Required for Leadership Success

Success means different things to different people, but outstanding leaders commonly share certain personality traits.  Whether they are highly motivated to succeed in business or they measure accomplishments according to other metrics, such as social acceptance or family achievements, worthy leaders move their agendas forward using similar methods to deliver…
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