Blog - Jose J Ruiz

Overcoming Leadership Blind Spots

According to Robert Bruce Shaw, author of Leadership Blindspots, blind spots are unrecognized weaknesses or threats that can hinder a leader's success. Weaknesses that we know about aren't likely to derail us from our goals. However, the weaknesses that we don't know about are the dangerous ones.

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How To Lead The Introverts On Your Team

Approximately one-third to half of the world's population is introverts. With this figure in mind, most likely, you have introverts on your team. These individuals are likely quieter than their loud-talking colleagues, as they don't like attracting attention to themselves.

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Lead By Example To Teach Resilience To Team Members

The conventional notion of grit is "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again." Our parents taught us early on that we need to pick ourselves up whenever we fail. But how do you apply that principle to a team to increase its resilience?

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How Applying Fluidity Can Shape Your Leadership

The definition of "leadership" varies from expert to expert, even from person to person. And a good leader in one culture may not be so in another, unless some adjustments are made. It's because leadership isn't written in stone. It's a social construct, and there is no one formula that guarantees the result of a specific leadership.

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May 22, 2020

How To Lead The Introverts On Your Team

Approximately one-third to half of the world's population is introverts. With this figure in mind, most likely, you have introverts on your team. These individuals are likely quieter than their loud-talking colleagues, as they don't like attracting attention to themselves.
April 2, 2020
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Lead By Example To Teach Resilience To Team Members

The only difference between introverts and extroverts is their energy management. Extroverts are energized by having people around them, so they feel the most alive when they're with other people. Extroverts' "battery" is located outside themselves. These are 6 things you need to do when leading introverts.
March 26, 2020

This week in Mexico – Mar 14, 2020

The Coronavirus crisis escalated as the week advanced, and it brought global economies to a screeching halt. The United States declared a national emergency this week as cases grew. 2,800 coronavirus cases have not been reported in the US, with 58 deaths.
March 17, 2020

Let’s work remotely! But First, Read This

Working remotely is not about being tech-savvy or having the right tools. It's about being effective as a team when we are not in the same building. It's about achieving communication and coordination without being in front of each other. Most importantly, it's about the clarity of expectations and accountability so we can make independent decisions and judgments.
March 15, 2020
Mexico News

This week in Mexico – Mar 7, 2020

The Coronavirus crisis escalated as the week advanced, and it brought global economies to a screeching halt. The United States declared a national emergency this week as cases grew. 2,800 coronavirus cases have not been reported in the US, with 58 deaths.
March 14, 2020
Agile Leadership

Improving Team Engagement with Agile Principles

Agile Method is a streamlined, no-nonsense approach that involves the collaborations among team members and between the team and the customer. It also involves the contributions from business people, not merely the technical people. Moreover, when the team engagement is high, the final product is likely to be successful
March 14, 2020
Idea in Brief: The Leadership Trap

Idea in Brief: The Leadership Trap

The leadership trap: People don't do what you want, they do what you tell them to do. Don't manage the tasks if you want to manage the goal.
March 7, 2020

This week in Mexico – Mar 1, 2020

Executive search firms and headhunters in Mexico feel the arrival of the Coronavirus but recruiters continue to see strong activity.
February 29, 2020

This week in Mexico – Feb 29, 2020

Executive search firms and headhunters in Mexico began to feel the impact and nervousness in both clients and candidates. As we write this post, many are bracing for the impact on travel and disruption in day to day activities similar to what we saw with the H1N1 virus in 2009. As in 2009, the biggest fear is the compounding effect on an already fragile economy.
February 28, 2020
Fluid Leadership

How Applying Fluidity Can Shape Your Leadership

The definition of "leadership" varies from expert to expert, even from person to person. And a good leader in one culture may not be so in another unless some adjustments are made. It's because leadership isn't written in stone. It's a social construct, and there is no one formula that guarantees the result of specific leadership.
February 21, 2020
Job Search Tips

Executive jobs: It’s not you, it’s not me. It’s just not meant to be.

No two individuals are alike, and while every case is different, there is a broad trend of how corporations are hiring and retaining talent. Understanding those patterns can help eliminate frustration.
February 21, 2020
Mexico Industry News

This week in Mexico – Feb 21, 2020

This Week in Mexico February 15, 2020 to February 21, 2020 Recruiting in Mexico The economy in Mexico continues to be robust, with a surprise boost […]
February 11, 2020
Job Interview Recruiter

How should you prepare for a successful job interview?

Being interviewed for a new job by a recruiter is always exciting and terrifying at the same time. Depending on the type of job, an interviewer can focus on the technical skills or the personality elements.
February 11, 2020
Toyota manufacturing in Mexico

Toyota opens a second manufacturing plant in Mexico

Toyota has invested over 700 million dollars in opening a new plant in Mexico to support its vehicle manufacturing.
February 10, 2020
Fluid Leadership

How Applying Fluidity Can Shape Your Leadership

The definition of "leadership" varies from expert to expert, even from person to person. And a good leader in one culture may not be so in another, unless some adjustments are made. It's because leadership isn't written in stone. It's a social construct, and there is no one formula that guarantees the result of a specific leadership.
January 28, 2020
Managing Conflict in Mexico

Managing Conflicts in Mexico

Conflicts should not be feared; it should be managed. It is the presence of disagreements or differences. Thus, as long as human beings are different from one another, we will always have conflicts. However, having conflicts does not mean we should be violent and loud. We can have differences peacefully through mature conflict resolutions.
January 28, 2020
Executive Recruitment

Short, Mid, and Long-Term Career Management

To be a successful executive, managing your career well is imperative. While many executives rely on their employers to manage theirs, taking charge of your own future should be done strategically. You’d need a well-kept record of measurable milestones and goals. You’d also need to continuously upgrading skills and updating knowledge and information.
January 28, 2020
Authentic Leadership Recruiters

Seven Tips for Leaving a Job with Grace and Positivity

After telling your boss that you are leaving the position, it is an opportunity to build a bridge with a lot of grace and positivity. Leaving for a job elsewhere should not be the end of good relationships with former bosses and colleagues. The key is being graceful and positive.
January 28, 2020
Authentic Leadership Recruiters

Myths and Facts of Being an Authentic Leader

A true leader is authentic. It is the highest standard in leadership, which requires an open mind and the ability to cope with moving beyond the comfort zone. In general, being an authentic leader refers to being true to one’s self and values, while maintaining a strong coherence between what one thinks, feels, and does.
January 28, 2020
Recruiters in Mexico

Leading an Offshore Team in Mexico

Every culture has its leadership and communication styles. American managers who are considering to lead an offshore team in Mexico should understand the differences between US and Mexican styles and cultures. While there are universal values that apply to most, if not all cultures, such as honesty, friendliness, and dedication, recognizing the unique nuances would help in a long-term working relationship.
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