Executive Coaching and the American President

Written by Stephanie Tuia


Perhaps no one better than a former U.S. president hasrepparttar right to advise executives:

"The best executive isrepparttar 145776 one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." -Theodore Roosevelt

As a former president, President Theodore Roosevelt might have been reflecting upon his own experiences asrepparttar 145777 executive presiding over many members of government. His executive coaching reminds leaders that choosing wisely and requiring proper accountability are key elements to being a good executive.

President Roosevelt served asrepparttar 145778 nationís president atrepparttar 145779 start ofrepparttar 145780 20th century. Exactly one century later, George W. Bush took onrepparttar 145781 reigns to becomerepparttar 145782 first president ofrepparttar 145783 21st century. Although 100 years has brought about many advances and changes in America,repparttar 145784 role in leading America has remained unchanged. The president ofrepparttar 145785 United States has a very important role torepparttar 145786 nation and world so any executive coaching from his predecessors like Roosevelt to recent former presidents like his father would have been helpful.

The Presidentís cabinet is another great resource for his executive coaching. Whilerepparttar 145787 president resides overrepparttar 145788 executive branch of government, he relies on each of his Cabinet members to aid him with their knowledge and expertise. For example, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a notable public figure because ofrepparttar 145789 war situation in Iraq. President Bush will work in partnership with Rumsfeld to propose recommendations onrepparttar 145790 U.S. defense strategy. When President Bush came into office, he hadrepparttar 145791 ability to modifyrepparttar 145792 organization of his Cabinet, appointing associates he deemed right forrepparttar 145793 position. He appointed 15 secretaries in their field of specialization ranging from commerce and agriculture to veteran affairs and homeland security.



Switching jobs to avoid the outsourcing threat

Written by Scott Brown


Certain industries outsource more than others. Changing industries may be a relatively easy way to take a step to combatrepparttar impact of outsourcing. It would probably help ifrepparttar 145664 industry youíre moving to is one where you can get entrenched by building up knowledge and/or contacts. For example,repparttar 145665 finance and investment banking industries have complex regulations which are constantly changing, so people knowledgeable in these areas tend to be in-demand and not likely to be outsourced.

Itís can also be helpful to get into a job which requires in-depth knowledge ofrepparttar 145666 employer itself. Outsourced workers tend to move around from company to company and because of this high turnover, they usually donít get to know any one company that well.

In addition torepparttar 145667 potential of finding a different industry to work in where specific industry and company knowledge can differentiate you from offshore competition, you may also be able to find an industry which provides more opportunity to work directly with clients than your current industry.

Consider moving into a field that is less susceptible to outsourcing

If youíre in a field where lots of jobs are being outsourced and you canít figure out a way to make yourself less susceptible through providing better customer service, working more closely with customers, or changing industries, then it may be time to think about changing careers. True, moving to a different field is easier said than done. But even if you do choose this route, you can probably leverage a lot of your current expertise inrepparttar 145668 new field. For example, if youíre in computer programming now, you could become a lawyer specializing in technology. Or if sales appeals to you, you could look at moving to a career selling things you have expertise in.

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