Becoming an Approachable Leader

Becoming an Approachable Leader

Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region in Miami, believes that being approachable is one of the keys to successful leadership. “People have to be able to come to you,” said Seguin in a recent interview for Florida International University’s Center for Leadership. “Quite frankly, the further up the ladder you go, the more important this trait becomes.” If you’re a senior executive who wants to make a significant contribution […]

7 Steps to Move Up to the C-Suite in 2016

7 Steps to Move Up to the C-Suite in 2016

Pearson Partners’ Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC, was a featured author on a recent AESC BlueSteps Executive Career Insider blog about how to move up to the C-suite in 2016. Below is an excerpt of Lisa’s article, with a link to the full article on BlueSteps. If you are a department head, vice president or director, now is a great time to start planning a move up to the C-suite in […]

Advance Your Executive Career by Switching Industries

Advance Your Executive Career by Switching Industries

Pearson Partners’ Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC, was a featured author on a recent AESC BlueSteps Executive Career Insider blog about how to switch industries to advance your executive career. Below is an excerpt of Lisa’s article. While many senior executives look within their industries for advancement opportunities, it’s a good practice to step back for a moment and look at the bigger picture: Are you in the right industry for […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Appealing to the Aging Baby Boomer Generation

  Lisa Thompson, Director, Professional Services Senior human resources executives face an unprecedented challenge in retaining the institutional knowledge and skills of retiring workers. With an estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching age 65 each day, organizations of all sizes face a potential “brain drain” as valued employees leave the workforce and enter retirement. A substantial segment of Baby Boomers has not saved enough money to retire in comfort, and wouldn’t […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Are You a Strategic Thinker?

  Are You a Strategic Thinker? Lisa Thompson, Managing Director, Professional Services In a world characterized by increased economic and financial volatility, major corporations are looking for leaders with the ability to see the big picture. It might be a chief technology officer who understands why applications are moving to the cloud and how the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend will affect communications in the workplace. Or, a chief financial officer might […]

Don’t Stop Your Executive Job Search Over the Holidays!

Don’t Stop Your Executive Job Search Over the Holidays!

If you’re a senior executive considering a career change, you may be tempted to put your job search on hold until after the New Year. But contrary to what you might think, the holidays are actually a great time to get out there and lay the groundwork for a focused job search in January. While most employers are not likely to hire a new senior executive in the next couple […]

Become Your Organization’s Executive Coach

Become Your Organization’s Executive Coach

As a CEO, you’re asked to play many roles in the organization from visionary strategist to crisis manager to financial taskmaster. But are you also serving as an executive coach? Providing guidance and support to your senior leadership team is vital to strengthening your company’s internal talent pool and improving its prospects for long-term success. Depending on your leadership style, you may already be doing some informal counseling or making […]

How to Handle the Tough Conversations

How to Handle the Tough Conversations

Many executives have no problem reprimanding a supplier for doing a poor job. They can easily pick up the phone and complain: “Your shipment arrived two days late and cost our company $10,000 in lost sales. What are you going to do about it?” But that same executive may agonize about how to address a performance issue with a subordinate. But hoping the problem will eventually go away is just […]

Become a Leadership “Teacher”

Become a Leadership “Teacher”

College professors know that one of the best ways to deepen your understanding of a certain topic is to teach it to others. As a senior executive, you can put that insight to good use by training, coaching and mentoring your team in leadership skills. Not only will you be giving them an opportunity to grow and progress in their careers—and support your own succession plan—you’ll also get an opportunity […]

The Power of CEO Coaching During Onboarding

The Power of CEO Coaching During Onboarding

  Lisa Thompson, Managing Director, Professional Services Executive coaching is an important part of the corporate culture in many organizations. When done effectively, coaching can boost productivity and help build new career skills. Yet, many organizations don’t extend their coaching programs into the C-suite. Coaching the CEO can be one of the best investments an organization can make, since the impact goes far beyond the C-suite—and it’s especially vital during […]