Executive Leadership


Dec

05

2018
Bad Habits CEO’s Like Bill Gates and Elon Musk Had to Break

Bad Habits CEO’s Like Bill Gates and Elon Musk Had to Break

Not everyone is born productive. Even some of the most successful CEO’s have had to break bad habits like procrastination, caffeine addictions and shouting in the office. There is an aura around CEO’s and their accomplishments. People look up to them and try to replicate their success by imitating their routine and activities. We’ve all heard how leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook wake up...

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Nov

28

2018
Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

At Cerius, we have seen various strategic uses of an Interim Operations Executive. There’s a number of reasons a company of any size would need an operations executive for additional expertise.  Whether you are looking for someone to put into place lean practices, processes, procedures and accountability, establish the infrastructure to support it at the next stage of growth or help identify and improve profit...

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Nov

18

2018
7 Things You Can Do To Get Your Next Executive Contract

7 Things You Can Do To Get Your Next Executive Contract

We recommend 7 basic steps that can help you find your next executive contract. Companies are looking for executives who add value to the organization. Analyze the hiring company’s situation and find ways to achieve their objectives. Be creative with how you can help them during this executive contract. Growing your independent executive business at any level is a complicated and difficult process. It’s not...

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May

18

2018
Top Characteristics of Successful Independent Executives (Part 1)

Top Characteristics of Successful Independent Executives (Part 1)

Independent executives who are at the top of their game have some traits in common We understand that most independent executives area at the top of their field. They are the best at what they do and can solve most CEOs’ problems. So why isn’t anyone signing on the dotted line or referring more? By far, doing one’s own business development and sales is the...

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Oct

04

2017
Overcoming Common Objections with Executives

Overcoming Common Objections with Executives

Common objections clients have about an executive is that they aren’t from the same industry, overqualified or don’t fit with the company culture The Executive Must Be from My Industry Through a recession or slow economic times, companies become accustomed to handcrafting lists of requirements for the executives they are looking for, from backgrounds to skill sets to the types of companies they have worked...

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Oct

01

2017
Your Initial Executive Client Conversation

Your Initial Executive Client Conversation

For an executive who are looking for insights on what others ask or think their current technique may need adjusting, below is a brief overview of common questions independent executives walk through with clients. Whether you are a novice to the process or have been doing this most of your career, every executive has their own spin and techniques that work best for them.  Let...

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Jul

24

2017
Contracts, Attorneys and The Independent Executive

Contracts, Attorneys and The Independent Executive

Nothing can take the place of qualified advice on contracts and attorneys for independent executives, but our long experience has taught us a lot We are not attorneys. Although we have spent more money and time than we care to admit being advised by attorneys, insurance experts, and accountants, we have not been educated, trained, or certified in these areas of expertise. This article in no...

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Jun

29

2017
C-Suite Gigonomics

C-Suite Gigonomics

  The trend of  applying the gig economy to the C-Suite (or C-Suite Gigonomics as we like to call it) has never been more important or relevant The media has been reporting a lot about the gig economy (aka. contingent workforce).  This bucket includes those who sell on Etsy to individuals selling their services, ranging from picking up your groceries to designing or developing your new website,...

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Jun

05

2017
Top Characteristics of Successful Independent Executives (Part 2)

Top Characteristics of Successful Independent Executives (Part 2)

Independent executives that are on the top of their game have some traits in common We understand that most independent executives are at the top of their field. They are the best at what they do and can solve most CEOs’ problems. So why isn’t anyone signing on the dotted line or referring more? By far, doing one’s own business development and sales is the...

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Jun

01

2017
How to Focus on Your Business Expertise as an Executive

How to Focus on Your Business Expertise as an Executive

Executives have lots and lots of business expertise to draw from. The trick is which one to focus on and how? When bringing in an independent executive, a client wants the best person to solve their problem. Part of building trust is showing how you are the right person to help them. They need some type of evidence beyond you telling them you are the...

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