The keys to success

In order to reach the top, executives need to exhibit competency and confidence and they need to be prepared to invest time in their professional development on an on-going basis. Continuous learning is a key success factor and going above and beyond the call of duty in their existing role is a common trait. Through our years of experience working with senior executives across the globe, we have identified the keys to career success. All top leaders have invested in these five elements to get to where they are today: 1. Coaching 2. Mentoring 3. Sponsorship 4. Networking 5. Training 1. Coaching CEOs of some of the largest and most successful

The secret to effective networking

Regardless of the seniority of your position, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers fills most people with dread. What if the conversation runs stale? What if no-one wants to engage with you and you are left awkwardly hovering just on the edge of conversations? Networking events can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you are naturally introverted and without a colleague or contact by your side to support you. Nevertheless, keep in mind the first interaction is always the hardest and by adopting the tips below you will have success mingling with new contacts. What most people won't tell you is that the secret to effective networking is simple...just be genuinely interested

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