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Values in the workplace

Ancient success strategy: Value-oriented leadership

The former Benedictine monk Anselm Bilgri, along with the monastery of Andechs, managed an enterprise worth millions – following an ancient rule of order. Which leadership values are really successful and what are the key roles they play in employee motivation? Monk leads a company worth millions The great interest of the public in the…

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Everyone is talking about #MeToo

What’s a compliment and what’s sexual harassment?

Whether it’s the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who liked to receive young actresses at his hotel room while in his bathrobe, or the Swedish politician Margot Wallström being groped at an EU heads of state dinner: sexism in the workplace is widespread. The fine line between successfully complimenting a colleague and an embarrassing faux pas…

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It’s not uncommon for job seekers to make these assumptions

5 Biggest Misconceptions When Working with Headhunters

Headhunters are a great means to gain access to jobs or job seekers that may or may not be public. Their services also speed up the hiring process, which is important as companies must move swiftly to secure the best talent. For individuals, faster progress on the job hunt means a more secure career move. Before…

Honesty in Job Interviews
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Would I lie to you?

Honesty in Job Interviews – How Much is Too Much?

In an attempt to impress recruiters, many applicants bring out their bag of tricks: “Weaknesses? Probably my perfectionism.” But when it comes to hiring for executive positions, HR managers wish for authenticity from their candidates, more than anything else. But what about the tougher questions? Questions about your plans for a family, or your reason for…

personal leadership style
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Choosing the Right Approach

Develop Your Personal Leadership Style

Develop your leaders and promote your company Successful companies and headhunters are looking for top-class leadership personalities. Personal leadership style is therefore a decisive quality which you can deliberately direct and optimize throughout your career. Successful senior managers undergo a continuous process of change. Whoever stands still and does not develop could miss interesting career…

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Headhunters tell you how to keep your cool

3 Tips for a Job Interview with a Headhunter

A pending job interview with a headhunter is no reason to panic. Good preparation ensures half the battle is already won, and this is applicable also for the preparation for a job interview. Preparation ensures that you take away too much pressure and your ability to perform tasks that are waiting for you are concentrated and controlled.

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Preparing for success

5 Basic But Tricky Job Interview Questions for Senior Managers

Your CV has done the job: it got you the interview for that position you definitely want. A wise move now is to prepare in detail for the imminent discussion with the recruiter. So start with the basics: the common stuff asked as part of interview questions for senior managers. Thinking that they are simple questions with simple answers is generalizing it far too much.

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Asking for what you want

Being assertive in the workplace

Being Assertive in the workplace is a frequently misunderstood concept as there is many of us who confuse assertiveness with being aggressive and domineering. Everyone wants to feel acknowledged and empowered in his or her workplace, but research states most people feel powerless and subjugated.