Executive LinkedIn Profiles: The Power of a Professional Headshot

Executive LinkedIn Profiles: The Power of a Professional Headshot

Your CXO resume and LinkedIn profile are arguably the 2 most important parts of your executive job transition. Both need to work in conjunction to help you land your next opportunity. Where your executive resume is generally more targeted and formal, you have a little more freedom with your LinkedIn profile to add personality and…

Is Chief Purpose Officer (CPO) the Next Major C-Level Role?

Is Chief Purpose Officer (CPO) the Next Major C-Level Role?

A record number of employees are leaving their jobs, citing the desire for purpose-driven work as a significant contributing factor to their decision. More and more employees—including CEOs, COOs, CDOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, CTOs, CHROs, and other CXO executives—need to understand and feel aligned with their organization’s core corporate purpose and believe that they are…

How to Gracefully Decline a CEO Job Offer

How to Gracefully Decline a CEO Job Offer

It isn’t the number one scenario you think to prepare for in an executive job transition, but there may come a time when you find yourself in the position of declining a job offer. Everything has gone exactly according to plan so far. Your CEO resume, value proposition letter, LinkedIn profile, and other career marketing…

How to Describe your CEO Leadership Style on your CEO Resume

How to Describe your CEO Leadership Style on your CEO Resume

Whether you are a seasoned CEO or just embarking on your executive-level career, you have certain innate traits that combine into your unique leadership style. Humans are dynamic creatures, and chances are you will adopt and adapt different styles in different situations, environments, and for different individuals. There are many books and articles available to…

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Executive Compensation When Changing Jobs

Late last year I was fortunate enough to have several exciting conversations with Ezra Singer, who is arguably the foremost authority in the US on executive compensation. Ezra now serves as an advisor to top executives on compensation negotiation. He is a former Senior Executive HR Leader for Verizon, GTE, Limited Brands, and Lenovo –…

How to Cultivate Innovation on Your Executive Resume

How to Highlight Innovation on Your C-Suite Resume

“Innovation” is one of those words that get thrown around a lot, especially in executive career marketing documents like CEO resumes, value proposition letters, LinkedIn profiles, and executive biographies. Workplaces that value innovation and creativity benefit from stronger teams, high employee engagement, morale, and retention rates, and expedited problem-solving and agility. It’s no wonder that…

How to Build a Diverse Board of Directors

How to Build a Diverse Board of Directors

Many board members and organizations claim to be “champions of diversity,” yet diversity among board members remains shockingly low. Diversity is not simply a buzzword you use in your career marketing documents. Instead, it is an ongoing commitment to representing various skills, perspectives, and backgrounds in the overall direction a strategy of the business. Besides…