Blog - Jose J Ruiz

Three Ways to Create a Culture of Trust

Offering three angles to look through when it comes to this important aspect of Conscious Culture, Jose focused his presentation on trust in leadership by employees, trust in employees by leadership, and trust in ourselves. Read on for our takeaways.

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The Differences Among Knowledge, Skills And Experience

Knowledge involves theory. It can be well-documented and shared. You can learn it, and you can teach it. Skills involve practice. You master skills through repetitiveness and consistent effort. Experience is when you apply your knowledge and skills to a specific situation or context.

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The Importance Of Assessing Strategic Capability

We seldom think about the most crucial component of strategy and strategic thinking, which is achieving the goal under uncertain conditions. A plan under conditions of certainty is not a strategy. It's just a plan. We're all capable of strategic thinking, and we're all capable of strategic planning. However, we have different levels of capability.

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How To Determine Your Executive Caliber

Judgment capability is at the center of what we empirically perceive as an individual's caliber. Judgment capability is the ability to define problems and make decisions in the absence of clarity and certainty. This definition of judgment has two components to consider. The first is the ability to determine what is unknown and to extrapolate to make a decision.

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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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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.
January 28, 2020
Manufacturing Recruiters

The Advantages of Manufacturing in Mexico

Mexico has replaced China as American companies’ most favorite manufacturing base. It is favored due to various reasons, one of which is it helps to boost the American economy since most raw materials used in those maquiladoras are imported from the USA.
January 28, 2020
Leadership Recruiters

5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to the Rare Servant Leadership

Of all leadership styles, servant leadership is among the rarest, which is understandable due to the rare leadership qualities required. The combination of personality traits that would make up the “servant leader” cannot be found easily among available candidates or, even, the world’s population.
January 28, 2020
Multicultural Executive Search Recruiters

5 Ways to Effective Multicultural Leadership

Leadership approaches depend on the dominant culture or confluence of cultures and subcultures. According to leadership expert Juana Bordas, in today’s globalized world, multicultural leadership combines influences, practices, and values of the diverse culture in a respectful and productive manner. It also requires awareness on various situations, contexts, and assumptions.
October 29, 2019

Mexico Recruiters

Recruiters of high-impact talent in Mexico As executive search and management search consultants, we understand the culture and behaviors in Mexico as well as global corporate […]
October 28, 2019

Emerging Technologies and Executive Search Firm Performance

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) will host it 2019 America's Boutique and Independent Executive Search Firm Forum in Chicago this month.
October 28, 2019

IMD International Search Group strengthens presence in Scandinavia

IMD International Search Group strengthens presence in Scandinavia IMD International Search Group strengthens presence in Scandinavia with the new membership of Nordic Search Group, from Denmark. […]
October 28, 2019

Hungarian Partner of IMD International Search Group, hosted the autumn business conference

Telkes Consulting, Hungarian Partner of IMD International Search Group, hosted the autumn business conference of the organization in Budapest on October 3-5, 2019. Telkes Consulting is a […]
September 27, 2019

Nine Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are

Be yourself. How often do we hear this? Millions of times. Of course, being completely comfortable with ourselves is key to a fruitful and successful life. However, in the corporate world, you'd need to be a little more than your plain self. You need to be the smartest version of your own self.
September 26, 2019

Executive Recruiters in Mexico are Seeing a Trend: Chinese Companies Moving Manufacturing to Mexico to Avoid Tariffs

One of the unexpected consequences of the tariff war between the United States and China has been the boon of manufacturing operations coming from China to export into the United States from Mexico. Manufacturing leaders in the region are also seeing an increase in production lines from the United States being transferred into Mexico to export to countries that are also being affected by tariffs. Perhaps a sign that business will always find a way.
September 26, 2019

Mexico recruiters optimistic despite Mexican manufacturing contracting

Headhunters in Mexico remain optimistic despite the contraction reflected in the IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the third month out of the […]
September 26, 2019

Mexico executive search firms continue to strong activity after border closure averted

Mexico executive search firms continue to strong activity after border closure averted. Executive search consultants for Alder Koten, a leading recruiting partner for US companies in Mexico, continue […]
September 26, 2019

Recruiters of high-impact talent in Mexico

As executive search and management search consultants, we understand the culture and behaviors in Mexico as well as global corporate values.
September 26, 2019

Reframing Resistance: Us Versus Them

Change is always challenging because it shakes the status quo. During planning and execution processes, any attempt to change the existing condition would likely result in various pros and cons. When the people involved are showing a strong con, it is said that they are “resisting.” The forms of resistance may be of any shade, ranging from indifference to going on a strike.
September 22, 2019

Leading by Example, Is It Enough?

Leadership is an interesting and a “mysterious” subject, as it is both science and art. It’s identifiable, but can be quite challenging to measure quantitatively. Charisma, character, competence, creativity and care are the 5Cs used to recognize a leader. And the culmination of those 5Cs is “leading by example.”
September 16, 2019

Four Ways to Nurture a Stronger Holistic Leadership

Holistic leadership refers to a leadership model where the leader sees one’s self as more than a “leader,” but also owns in-depth understanding of others as followers within an environment. Thus, leadership itself is a journey that leads all who are involved in a transformation or a transforming experience. In other words, it is a comprehensive approach to leading others.
September 16, 2019

Association of Executive Search Consultants Celebrates 60 Years with Refreshed Brand Purpose, Mission and Promise

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) announces today the launch of its new brand purpose, mission and promise. As the association reflects on the past six decades of representing the quality standard in executive search and leadership consulting, The Association of Executive Search Consultants and its global membership also look to the future of the profession in a rapidly changing business environment.