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🍀PBP News #2 | Busting 5 Headhunter Myths!

Dear friend,

Welcome to the second issue of 🍀PBP News.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🥦 – Reflections on career and life

*** HEADHUNTING ***

The HEADHUNTING SCENE is regarded by many as covert, secretive, clannish, and inaccessible. As a place driven entirely by networking among the top tier. As an environment where you are either in or out, and if you’re not in, your chances of a successful career seriously diminish. As a setting guided by the dogma:

“You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.”

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The Headhunter Behind the Scenes – The Simple Truth!

 By Stephen Bruyant-Langer

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Very often people ask me about the headhunting process, viewed from the inside.
Also, of course, about the tips and the tricks of the trade. This is exactly what this article is about.

For 20 years I was a partner in global executive search firms such as Korn Ferry. Over those many years, I built a systematic approach to evaluating candidates. I will share this approach with you at the end of the article. But first I will share with you some of the myths, I’ve encountered in my professional life.

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🍀PBP News #1 | Welcome to our newsletter!

Dear friend,

You are reading the first issue of 🍀PBP News. Welcome, we’re happy to share tips and tricks, anecdotes and opinions, examples and cases on achieving The Good Life.

What binds it all together is our Personal Business Plan philosophy, our PBP System, and Stephen’s profound executive coaching experience.

It’s all about personal growth!

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52 Ways to Make 2018 Truly Awesome!

By Stephen Bruyant-Langer

We all need inspiration to live a successful life.

A life, where all aspects converge into a sense of fulfilment and flow. As an inspiration for you I have selected one quote for each of the 52 weeks of 2018.

Please pick your favorite quotes among the 52 listed below. My ambition is that you identify 2-3 useful rules of engagement and focus on these in 2018. And then, go on to live an epic life!

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10 Ways to Success and Happiness

By Stephen Bruyant-Langer

In March 1996, I reinvented myself.
I wrote my own Personal Business Plan, and I went from being a Chief Marketing Officer at L’Oréal and Coca-Cola to becoming an executive search partner at Korn Ferry. This all happened because I was fired back in 1996 – there’s always a catch!

Since then, I’ve spent 20 years building my brand as a Headhunter, an Author, an Executive Coach and a Speaker – always with Leadership at the pivotal center and The Personal Business Plan as the ultimate goal.
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The Personal Business Plan is now online – What’s the story behind?

By Mette Bruyant-Langer

 

I’m really proud to present our online Personal Business Plan system.

Sign up for a free trial at The Personal Business Plan and see for yourself – you’re going to love it🍀.

 

This is a blog post, not an advertisement, so I’ll tell you the whole story from my end.

 

To begin with, here is a picture of Stephen and me in front of the Blue Ridge Mountains 😊

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How Do You Maintain Your Learning Agility?

Being Learning Agile means knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do.

Recognizing situations when you feel insecure will help you predict such situations and act in the most relevant way when they occur. We all encounter situations that make us feel insecure. The secret is to learn how to deal with them and implement this behavior when faced with adversity. New patterns will form in your mind and actions – and progressively these situations will no longer seem threatening to you.
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Is There Still A Line Between Your Personal Identity And Your Professional Identity?

I am convinced we are approaching a more integrated lifestyle where the dividing lines between work and personal time will gradually disappear.

Do you remember when we talked about an on-line universe versus an off-line universe? That dividing line blurred a long time ago. Then we started talking about no-line. And now everything is on-line.
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Why Don’t Women Put Their Birth Year on Facebook?

On a daily basis I’m surprised that I can’t see the age of the women I wish Happy Birthday on Facebook. Most men put theirs. There is no need to be embarrassed!

We all go through the same life phases. We all live through the same existential challenges. But when it comes to age it is as if half the population uses the ostrich strategy and buries their head in the sand.
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