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    It might not be news to some, but the current shortage in engineering skills is widening. Richard Lewith explains the benefits of re-employing retired professionals into positions where they can add significant value.

    There's an Engineering skills shortage. Here's one way to solve it.

    Richard Lewith on The Slade Report

    It might not be news to some, but the current shortage in engineering skills is widening. While there have been many reports on this topic, I haven’t seen one that provides an adequate solution to t... Read »

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    “As digital tightens its grip on business models, new ways of working and organisational practices are migrating from the tech world into the wider business community as it undergoes the often fraught process of digital transformation. Enter the chief product officer, the executive charged with making sure it all runs smoothly.”

    The Rising Influence Of The Chief Product Officer

    Tess Bennett on Which-50

    Answering to the CEO, the CPO typically has a broad purview at the intersection of tech, user and business requirements. Read »

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    Experience is a gift for those who choose to learn from it, and those who learn how they must adapt in order to recognise how different situations, resources and people fit the current day and potential for tomorrow. Yet experience can also cut the wrong way when an executive leader uses experience as a default setting to stifle new ideas and extinguish the flames of innovation that may seem strange, unachievable or simply unfamiliar.

    Experience Can Be A Restrictive Default Setting

    on TRANSEARCH International

    Most global executives are promoted or recruited into new leadership roles because of the education they completed, the experience they gained and the insights they bring to new business opportunities... Read »

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    Just as CEOs lead companies, we each assumed the chief executive role for our own careers the minute we stepped out into the working world. In that capacity, we have to protect and nurture our interests and prospects, just like the big guys do.

    How To Transition Into A New Industry

    John Ryan on TRANSEARCH USA

    You deserve a job that has a lush potential for future growth. It’s waiting for you. Go out there and grab it. Read »

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    “We offer guidance for choosing the best type, tone, sequence, and framing of questions and for deciding what and how much information to share to reap the most benefit from our interactions, not just for ourselves but for our organizations.”

    The Surprising Power of Questions

    Alison Wood, BrooksLeslie K. John on Harvard Business Review

    Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike pro... Read »

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    Lisa Marsh explains several key elements of the search process candidates need to understand prior to connecting with a recruiter.

    Working with Executive Recruiters: What You Should Know

    Lisa Marsh on BlueSteps

    Each year, many executives make huge leaps in their careers with the help of executive search. But there are several key elements of the search process candidates need to understand prior to connectin... Read »

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    Success, it has been observed, is the sum total of the confident decisions you make. Here are six ways to immensely improve your confidence in the workplace.

    Six ways to improve your workplace confidence

    Amanda Robar on The Slade Report

    The word confidence has been on the forefront of my mind lately. Whether you are conscious of if it or not, confidence is an incredibly powerful feeling/belief that significantly impacts the way you c... Read »

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    Kathy Simmons provides 5 tactics to help you gauge culture when considering a job prospect.

    Five Tactics Executive Candidates Can Use To Assess Company Culture

    Kathy Simmons on BlueSteps

    Most of us have heard the famous quip attributed to Peter Drucker, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." It's become so commonly repeated that's it's almost a cliché at this point. But what does the... Read »

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    Never has talent been more mobile, and never has the mobility of talent been more critical for business success. This report uses data from a survey of 366,000 people in 197 countries and a simultaneous survey of 6,000 recruiters to “understand what has changed about people’s job preferences and attitudes toward mobility.”

    Decoding Global Talent 2018

    Rainer Strack, Mike Booker, Orsolya Kovács-Ondrejkovic, Pierre Antebi, David Welch on The Boston Consulting Group

    Ask leaders at big companies what worries them, and one of the first things they’ll mention is the challenge of managing a workforce at a time of rapid change. Jobs being transformed by automation a... Read »

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    The Foundation for Young Australians follows the progression of young people over time across Australia, running a survey from age 15 every year for 10 years until age 25.

    Preparing young people for the new work reality

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    Following the journeys of 14,000 young people over a decade, the New Work Reality report reveals the factors that accelerate the transition to full-time work, including the skills, mindset and confide... Read »

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