Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Skilled managers provide the bedrock for organizational performance. They can shape the culture, improve productivity and drive creativity and innovation. But fewer training dollars are typically earmarked for managers than for people at other levels. David Deacon, whose career in human resources leadership has included executive positions at Credit Suisse, MasterCard and Capita, believes there are key steps managers can take to boost their careers and have a greater impact […]

A March Madness Story for the Ages: Five Lessons for Business Leaders

A March Madness Story for the Ages: Five Lessons for Business Leaders

In last year’s “March Madness” NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the University of Virginia team made history, becoming the first No. 1 seed in the tournament to lose to a No. 16 seed, in a resounding defeat at the hand of the University of Maryland–Baltimore County (UMBC). But one year after that crushing defeat, the Virginia Cavaliers bounced back to win the national championship on April 8 with an 85–77 overtime […]

Landing a Coveted Board Seat: CIO Insight from Renee Arrington

Landing a Coveted Board Seat: CIO Insight from Renee Arrington

Pearson Partners SVP and CIO practice leader Renee Arrington was recently interviewed by HMG Strategy about how CIOs and other senior-level IT executives can pursue a corporate board seat. Renee is a frequent speaker at HMG Strategy’s CIO Executive Leadership Summits, an industry-leading series of events across the U.S. that focus on critical trends shaping the agenda for today’s technology executives. As a growing number of CIOs express interest in […]

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 […]

TweetChat: Executive Interview Tips – February 9, 2016

TweetChat: Executive Interview Tips – February 9, 2016

A recent BlueSteps Executive Career Insider TweetChat featuring Pearson Partners’ Lisa Thompson (@CareerCoachLisa) and our team. [View the story “TweetChat: Executive Interviewing Tips – February 9, 2016” on Storify]

Practice Interview Questions

Practice Interview Questions

Executive interview questions tend to cover seven main areas. Familiarizing yourself with these will help you understand what the interviewer is trying to learn about you with each question. The typical interview won’t likely get to a fraction of these questions, but if you practice answering these in a natural and comfortable style, you’ll be sure to leave a strong impression. Your competence and ability – The interviewer is trying to figure […]

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 […]

TweetChat: Executive Search & Financial Services – October 6, 2015

TweetChat: Executive Search & Financial Services – October 6, 2015

A recent BlueSteps Executive Career Insider TweetChat featuring Pearson Partners’ VP Stephen Konstans and our team. [View the story “Executive Search and Your Financial Services Career” on Storify]

TweetChat: Executive Search & Boards of Directors – August 25, 2015

TweetChat: Executive Search & Boards of Directors – August 25, 2015

A recent BlueSteps Executive Career Insider TweetChat featuring Pearson Partners’ CEO Keith Pearson and our team. [View the story “Executive Search & Boards of Directors” on Storify]

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 […]