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20 May

THE ECONOMIC TIMES

KOLKATA: A significant 40% of fail to act as good mentors and coaches to and business leadership, or increase the organisation's effectiveness, develop collaborative strategies and provide support to overcome unfamiliar challenges, according to a study by Athena Executive Search and Consulting.

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13 April

BUSINESS

In the rarefied world of executive search, discounts hardly matter. Or do they? Ask SK Dutt, president and head-group HR, ABG Group. “A few years ago, search firms used to be adamant about not cutting even 1% of their commission; now they are more open to negotiations,” he says. He is, of course, talking about the

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16 June

THE HINDU

Demand is set to soar for suitable women executives and experts to be appointed on boards of listed companies, but a limited talent pool will still make it difficult for firms to comply with SEBI’s new norms mandating at least one woman director, experts feel.

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25 August

BUSINESSLINE

The preferred managerial mindset for the next decade is “entrepreneurial”. Entrepreneurial behaviour of innovatively using resources to pursue opportunities is vital for all sizes and types of organisations. It is no surprise then that over the last decade many large hierarchical organisations operating in stable and mature.

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09 September

THE ECONOMIC TIMES

In 2002, after completing my engineering from IIT Delhi, I was eager to start a career in human resources, instead of the lucrative offers from other sectors that my friends were looking forward to. I knew I had a future in it.

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17 May

TIMESJOBS.COM

The phenomenon where an employee reaches his/ her ineptitude level after a series of elaborate promotions is known as Peter Principle. Managers with exceptional managerial skills may lack even the basic leadership skills. Therefore, when they get promoted to leadership roles, they fail to perform.

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20 July

THE ECONOMIC TIMES

What are the qualities in senior executives that leaders most value? According to the India findings of the IIC Partners Global Succession Planning Study 2014 shared exclusively with ET by their India partner, executive search firm Athena Executive Search & Consulting, 61% of top leaders in India prefer a senior executive who could motivate and inspire others more than they desired an executive who consistently performed well.

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18 February

THE ECONOMIC TIMES

MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: At recruitment firm ABC Consultants, managing director Shiv Agrawal is in the middle of an unusual search. He's been approached by an upcoming music producer/composer looking to break into the big league.

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22 October

SUCCESS STORY I AESC

Athena Executive Search and Consulting, a leading consulting firm, is trying to assist clients on issues pertaining to talent acquisition as its remains one of the biggest challenges to Indian firms. Launched in 2010, the company has its headquarters in Gurgaon but operates in United Kingdom through alliance partner Bretherton Day Limited, London.

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