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Resources, tips and information to career management. Find details on how to prepare yourself for interviews, write a powerful and sellable resume and ensure you are getting noticed by global recruiters and more.

Do You Genuinely 'Walk the Talk'? Or Do You Play Follow the Leader and Hope for the Best?
In conducting our training, consulting and certification programs, we interact with many different types of entrepreneurs and hoteliers; Many of these individuals participate in their chosen industry initially as independent operators in sm...
LinkedIn and Social Selling: Not Your Momma's Job Board.
As a recovering entrepreneur and student of social media, I am keenly aware that LinkedIn is not something that any professional should ignore, LinkedIn is a powerful social selling platform and builder of Brand YOU
Speaking the Same Language and Understanding Hotel Owners in China.
Understanding Chinese Hotel Owners and their management style, their behavior and what motivates them to own a hotel defines literally the language they speak and is a key component to the success a Hotel Manager can bring when ap...
Leadership Requires the Fine Art of Listening.
No matter what you think of Sir Richard Branson’s style, you must salute his entrepreneurial skills and leadership; The Virgin Group has touched its' toes into many ventures, and most have been wildly successful
You Don’t Have to Have All the Answers.
Leadership models differ in some specific approaches, the common thread that links every model together is respect for the individual and the willingness and ability to listen with an understanding that embellishes your own leadership contr...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - October 2014.
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Millennials and Accountability.
Times have changed since I got my first promotion to supervisor back in the seventies, back then the autocratic style of leadership was more common; Being a 'BOSS' meant your main priority was making sure people did their job no matter what...
Talk is Cheap.
Why? Because talking is easy, we like to hear our own voices – express our own opinions and its instinctive that we just open our mouths; We have this deep seeded psychological need to answer questions – questions that are often...
Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Collaboration?
Most leaders today are aware of the need to look confident, powerful, and assertive, but fewer understand the impact of empathy and warmth; and this may be more of a career-limiting factor than they know
How to Manage Up.
What is 'managing up' and why is it so important? Managing up means establishing and maintaining a positive and productive relationship with you manager so that your manager’s needs are met and you get what you need from your manager
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - September 2014.
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Super Statements For Speeding on a Successful Career Expressway ~ Part 2.
What we speak and how we say it has a large bearing on our personal and professional relationships, when asking someone to do our bidding, there is a world of difference between saying, 'Can you please do this?' and 'I am asking you to do t...
Shortages for Hotel Sales and Marketing Talents in China.
Actual Career Feature: For the past decade, the position of Director of Sales & Marketing has become one of the most frequently positions asked by our clients in China to provide suitable talents for; Whereas traditionally the Exec...
Super Statements For Speeding on a Successful Career Expressway ~ Part 1.
Today, I would like to present a set of positive and contra statements that should really form the basis for a professional’s code of ethics and develop into tenets that help you become a super achiever in life; Let’s call them our Eleven C...
Accountability: A Dying Concept?
Incredulity was followed quickly by speechlessness and then just good plain old frustration as I heard the invited guest on a Sky News programme prosecute with fervour the thought that bosses were not responsible for what their employees do
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - August 2014.
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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - July 2014.
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Recruiting True Luxury General Managers.
I am often asked if, at the Boutique Search Firm, we have a 'specialty', Yes indeed we do: the top-luxury hotel; It is a fact that the General Manager of a top-luxury hotel running an average rate of $600+ will have little in common with th...
Screw Trust And You Skewer Your Future.
The Veterans Administration and General Motors currently sit center-stage for behavior that has ruptured the trust of customers and employees, but trust breaking goes on all the time - and not just with large hide-bound bureaucracies
Managing Change: Silence is not Golden.
When I was growing up as a manager and a leader of people, I had many occasions to observe people getting it wrong when it came to managing change in an industrial relations environment; My observations were made whilst holding several role...
More Workers Taking Temporary Path To Being Hired Full-Time.
A growing number of companies and job-seekers are taking a temporary route to finding full-time employees and jobs; Temp-to-hire – or hiring after completion of a temporary assignment – is increasingly being used by job-seekers looking for ...
When Disaster Strikes - Hoteliers Loose Their Jobs.
Interesting Feature by TOP Hoteliers: Whenever major calamities occur in the world and they hit the headlines of the news, tourists and business travelers may change their travel plans and avoid the destination; As a result, hotels may suff...
The Candidate Experience ~ And the Small Tokens of Follow Up.
Few of our clients may realize this but for most Executive Search & Recruitment firms the difficulty is not in finding clients who are in need of hiring talents; In our case, we are not short of hotels in China and the rest of Asia whic...
The 'X' Factor.
There is no such thing as a 'Born Leader', when people talk about born leaders, what they are really referencing is the 'X' factor of leadership; What is the 'X' factor? Simply stated the 'X' factor is the willingness, the desire and the wi...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - June 2014.
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Job-Search Advice For A New Class of Graduating Millennials.
As another group of Millennials prepares to graduate from college and high school, many of them may be repeating the same job-search mistakes of their predecessors – and contributing to their own 'career fails
Managing Change in a Growing Organisation.
Medium sized companies tend to suffer from leadership issues associated with their heritage, specifically, mid-sized companies often suffer from over-reliance on their founders, who are usually still in positions of power
Virtual Body Language.
Communication technology has completely changed the way we connect with people to conduct business; It has opened global markets and fostered the use of geographically dispersed teams – including multiple site organizations and remote or ho...
Your Strategy Says More About Your Organisation Than You Realise.
Qantas hasn’t fared well in the last decade; in February 2004 they announced a half-year profit before tax of $530m, a couple of months ago in March 2014, they instead announced a loss of $252m
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - May 2014.
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Job-Search Advice For A New Class of Graduating Millennials.
As another group of Millennials prepares to graduate from college and high school, many of them may be repeating the same job-search mistakes of their predecessors – and contributing to their own 'career fails
3 Rules of Successful Networking for Introverts.
Everyone can network – even introverts - Let's define networking: According to Miriam-Webster Dictionary, networking is 'the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically:  the cultivation of p...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - April 2014.
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Managing performance: The Pygmalion Effect of Leadership.
Intro: When we have expectations of people and communicate them, more often than not those expectations will be met; If they are not met, we can generally be assured that the people’s behaviour and attitude is much more positive than when w...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - March 2014.
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Bullies in the Workplace.
I met Brenda when she managed a 2,000-person department for a Fortune 500 company; Brought in to help her with an upcoming change initiative, I was impressed by Brenda’s intelligence, creativity, political savvy, and dedication to her job
Is it a Dream or a Vision.
Every one of us has a vision of some type; for some it may simply be to live a good life with a decent income, being healthy and sending our kids to school, for others it may be to become successful in business, own our own home, become wea...
Failure can be a Learning Experience.
Success isn’t automatic and it isn’t a disgrace to fail, many famous people have failed in their lifetime; In fact, failure is one of the best learning experiences that exists
Critical Thinking is Necessary.
What do you think of when you are challenged by circumstance? Do you think of the danger or the opportunity?  John F Kennedy is quoted as saying: 'The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis', one brush stroke stands for dan...
When Your Past Success Becomes An Obstacle
There are two kinds of change — incremental and discontinuous — that are taking place simultaneously and constantly in today’s business organizations
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Feb 2014.
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The Office Romance: Pros, Cons and Cautions.
Is the girl or guy in the next cubicle beginning to look awfully attractive? Maybe you'd like to strike up more than the usual office friendship, if so, what should you do and how should you go about it? Before you make your first move, giv...
Hospitality Industry Service Leadership.
A 'business success plan' for the hospitality industry requires a new set of disciplines because knowledge acquisition of the changing technologies alone represents a challenge in and of itself; Strong service leadership skills will allow f...
Developing High-Level Leaders in Hospitality: Advice for Retaining Female Talent.
Based on interviews with twenty women hospitality leaders, this report explores what hospitality firms can do to facilitate the advancement of women into the ranks of top leadership
Female Executives in Hospitality: Reflections on Career Journeys and Reaching the Top.
Structured interviews with twenty women who are top corporate executives or entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry revealed the talent, resourcefulness, and support required to achieve such a position
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Jan 2014.
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Leadership Attributes.
As a leader, you need to be able to manage your people effectively
Executive Lessons to Be Learned From Peter Drucker.
There is one information source that I know that I can always refer to for inspiration and guidance when it comes to executive coaching and leadership development – Peter Drucker
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Dec 2013.
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Reframing Negative Decision Making.
We have heard constantly about the mess left by the outgoing Labor Party and seen demonstrated what the Prime Minister does not believe in, but have heard very little about what the government believes in
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - Nov 2013.
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