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There are 212 case studies in this section. These describe the issues our clients faced as they approached their job search and how we helped them with securing new positions and negotiate better packages. At the beginning of many stories, you will see a video or audio symbol. Click on that and listen to or watch the client speak about their Stewart, Cooper & Coon search experience.

Gaining Recognition in the World of Thought Leadership

In a world where the minimum standard is average and you either shape in or ship out, the current desire to be exceptional and to lead the pack couldn’t be greater. The entrepreneurial fever has caught up with almost every starry-eyed youth armed with a degree, and so enterprises are springing up every sunrise even as some are liquidating at sunset. Thought leadership is like the Biblical “grace” where you exist in a realm others crave to receive mentorship from, where after all the barren efforts of finding lasting solutions to steep difficulties in a particular field, the burden-laden individual finds terrific answers at your feet.

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To ensure we all resonate at the same frequency, let’s define this:

Who, exactly, … Read More

Tips for Business Leaders Seeking Work After a Lay-Off

A lay-off is not an experience that any employee would choose to imagine or relive. In fact, anyone who has ever been laid off from a job can attest to the feeling of helplessness and even frustration that ensues. However, in this article, we will focus on the plight of those recently let go from leadership positions.

In many cases, business leaders have likely risen through the ranks of an organization, if they weren’t recruited to work alongside those who have. Nevertheless, once unemployed, most business leaders are aware of the fact that there is often a reduced selection of open positions at their level. So where do those who have found themselves laid off from top ranking roles begin … Read More

4 Ways to Enhance Your Business Negotiation Skills

The art of negotiation has existed since the beginning of civilized history; perhaps even before. In fact, the system of trading goods and services, or bartering, actually dates back to the Mesopatamian tribes of 6000 BC. To compare with modern times, imagine going to a yard or tag sale. Although the cost is usually clearly marked on the item, it is common practice to negotiate a more affordable or desirable price.

Believe it or not, the concept of business negotiation — although considerably more advanced — bears some similarities to these basic or even early forms of sales and trading.

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Research associate for Harvard Business School, author, and editor of the “Negotiation Briefings” newsletter, Katherine Shonk, … Read More

Understanding Mastermind Groups and Their Benefits

Seventy-five years ago, Napoleon Hill, self-help guru and author of the book, “Think and Grow Rich”, popularized the concept of Mastermind groups; or assemblages of individuals who regularly convene to discuss important issues and perspectives relating to business, or any concept which holds potential to improve one’s position in life. The groups are specifically constructed to help participants find their way through challenging situations through the use of the combined knowledge of fellow members.

Mastermind groups may meet daily, weekly, or even monthly depending upon the specific necessities of its participants; and meetings may occur in person or in an online virtual capacity. Individuals who are fortunate enough to be invited into such a gathering will … Read More

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