A nationally respected executive recruiter, Chris Nadherny has conducted more than 700 search assignments for a wide-range of companies, assessed thousands of successful professionals and counseled many whose career paths have been disrupted or stalled. He knows what it takes for professionals to get to the next level, and what holds them back. In writing The Proactive Executive, Nadherny has created a highly effective five-step framework for mid-career professionals who want to fulfill their potential. Packed with actionable guidance, real-world stories and insider knowledge, The Proactive Executive explains how to build key skills, assess job opportunities, develop self-awareness, and obtain a position of senior-level responsibility.
Chris Nadherny is a nationally respected executive recruiter who spent 30 years at Spencer Stuart, one of the world's top executive recruiting firms. He has conducted more than 700 search assignments for a wide-range of companies, assessed thousands of successful professionals and counseled many whose career paths have been disrupted or stalled. He knows what it takes for professionals to get to the next level, and what holds them back.
I've had the privilege of assisting many business professionals with their careers at various stages of development. Individuals who capture greater success not only have a firmer understanding of their strengths, interests and likes, but also position and develop themselves in the market with the mindset of a potential "buyer" (i.e. hiring organizations), not the "seller". Defining your differentiated and relevant value proposition at the starting point of a job search campaign is critical. What is the "pay-off" that an organization can expect if they hire you? What are your "proof points" that support this?
The start of a more hopeful new year presents a wonderful opportunity to give someone you care about a copy of the "Five Star Reader Reviewed" THE PROACTIVE EXECUTIVE.
The Proactive Executive
Do you ever think about your professional profile relative to the supply and demand for talent in the job market? Have you considered how many people there are with profiles similar to your own? Do you have an informed appreciation for how much market demand there is for executives with your experience and skill sets? If you answered “yes” to these three questions, you are aware of your broader positioning in the market. This understanding enables you to make strategic and positive career development decisions. Taken together, these decisions and corresponding actions determine your market value. If you did not answer the three questions affirmatively, a deliberate application of basic supply-and-demand market principles throughout your career will pay large dividends. How you choose to develop, position, and differentiate yourself in the marketplace makes a definite impact on your career progression, job satisfaction, and long-term compensation.