Tag: independent executive


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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Apr

21

2018
The Rise of the Independent Executive Temp

The Rise of the Independent Executive Temp

  In the modern workplace temporary independent executives are on the rise, and it’s changing the way companies work. A number of factors has caused an increase in former corporate executives offering their services to companies on a temporary or project basis. It can be debated whether these executives are part of a growing career category referred to as independent executives or simply joining hundreds of...

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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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Aug

09

2017
Independent Executives – Endless Possibilities

Independent Executives – Endless Possibilities

There are endless possibilities for executives looking to become an independent executive Being independent executive is a high-pressure job in any industry. Though an executive is accustomed to working however many hours it takes to get the job done, the focus always used to be on one company, and all of the time was focused there. Now time is split between building a business as well as...

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Aug

01

2017
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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Jul

26

2017
What is an Expert? Perspective from an Independent Executive

What is an Expert? Perspective from an Independent Executive

There’s a difference between the perception that you know something best, and the expertise of an independent executive “I Can Do That” Versus “I Am an Expert” : Independent Executive Being brought in as an independent executive can be very different from being hired as a full-time executive. Rather than a broad job description, there is usually a defined scope of work, set of deliverables,...

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Jul

10

2017
What is an Independent Executive?

What is an Independent Executive?

Referring to an independent executive in the workplace is increasingly common, yet many remain muddled as to what they are and do It seems as though there are almost as many terms used to describe the various types of an independent executive as there are words for water in the Hawaiian language. Many of these are driven by the marketplace and perceptions. Since many of the...

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Jun

29

2017
Why Is Building a Business So Hard as an Independent Executive?

Why Is Building a Business So Hard as an Independent Executive?

How independent executives James and Denise developed their businesses James has had a successful career as an independent executive. He has spent most of the past fifteen years primarily in an operational role working with a couple of companies in the consumer goods industry. His degree and early career were in computer science and IT. As a COO, he has typically been responsible for IT...

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