Independent Executive


Nov

11

2018
What Should I Charge as an Independent Executive?

What Should I Charge as an Independent Executive?

The question of how to charge (and how much to charge) is one of the first questions we hear from executives who are transitioning from being an employee to being an independent executive. The response to this question is, “It depends,” and it does. What is right for each client situation can depend on a number of variables. Hourly versus Daily Hourly. If a company...

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Oct

20

2018
How to Maintain Momentum as an Independent Executive

How to Maintain Momentum as an Independent Executive

It is common for an independent executive to put a hold on business development while working on engagements, then pick up efforts again when they’re nearing the end. This can work well depending on the length of each engagement, but remember, it doesn’t take long for your sources to forget to refer you. An Independent Executive Out of Sight is Out of Mind It is...

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Jun

15

2018
Making the Transition to Interim Management

Making the Transition to Interim Management

Switching from corporate to being an independent executive brings up some common scenarios faced by interim management Many executives are not prepared to be independent. They have mostly worked with established or fully supported companies. They have been surrounded by a team, have had a clear focus on the what the company does and the marketplace they are selling, or get to focus on one key...

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May

02

2018
Cerius Business Today: Gig Economy and Talent Gaps

Cerius Business Today: Gig Economy and Talent Gaps

In this episode of Cerius Business Today, Pam Wasley and Kristen McAlister educate listeners about the gig economy and how it can be used to fill talent gaps in organizations. Kristen explains how you can use the gig economy to get to work immediately without buying the complete skillset: “Often when you’re looking at the gig talent, we can get on boarded faster. Because rather...

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Feb

03

2018
3 Ways to Manage Like an Interim Executive

3 Ways to Manage Like an Interim Executive

Advice from an interim executive to a CEO in operations and supply chain management Interim executives step into companies at times of crisis. Facing challenges and solving problems is what they’re good at. They are available to step into companies on short notice, to fill a sudden gap in leadership, and to run a key initiative which provides specialized skills and knowledge for temporary period...

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Feb

02

2018
Interim Executive Case Files: Interim Executive Director of Operations at an Education Materials Business

Interim Executive Case Files: Interim Executive Director of Operations at an Education Materials Business

How an Interim Executive Director of Operations solved the challenges of an education materials business This article examines the impact an interim executive had on a 15 million dollar education materials business when they brought in an Interim Director of Operations 2 days a week for 14 months to help address some of their challenges. Company background Prior to the interim executive joining the company, there...

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Dec

07

2017
You Can’t Always Get What You Want, but You Can Get What You Need with Business Development

You Can’t Always Get What You Want, but You Can Get What You Need with Business Development

Here are a few examples of how Cerius helped companies figure out their business development needs and the strategy they needed It’s lonelier at the top than you realize. Everybody needs somebody to talk to. Everybody needs a sounding board. Everybody needs an advisor. And as business owners, we know this. The reason we don’t find one is we often don’t take the time to...

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Nov

03

2017
Cerius Insights – Independent Executive Trends and Marketing Success

Cerius Insights – Independent Executive Trends and Marketing Success

It is always our goal not just to be up-to-speed on the business climate, but also to use our unique position to see and share information about coming trends for the independent executive. We recently attended an industry conference specific to the Gig Economy (independent/freelance workforce). It’s not just for ride sharing and vacation rentals anymore. One of the most intriguing statistics shared was that...

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Sep

29

2017
How to Maintain Momentum as an Independent Executive

How to Maintain Momentum as an Independent Executive

It is common for independent executives to put a hold on business development while working on engagements, then pick up efforts again when they’re nearing the end. This can work well depending on the length of each engagement, but remember, it doesn’t take long for your sources to forget to refer you. An Independent Executive Out of Sight is Out of Mind It is commonly...

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Sep

23

2017
Independent Executive Partnerships

Independent Executive Partnerships

Each independent executive operates his or her own business, and each client situation is unique.  Partnering, formally or informally, with other individuals in a similar situation can offer executives the flexibility and independence that initially attracted them to this career while still retaining some benefits of being part of a team, including more collaboration, brainstorming, meaningful partner relationships, and any number of other opportunities to...

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