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Issue: 1
August 2013

Happy August and welcome to our new e-newsletter!

In this month's issue of "The Power of Talent," we take a look at why today's global economy requires extraordinary leadership.

Also, executive presence is a hot topic these days. Learn how to define it in a way that makes it a coachable objective. Keep reading below for more.

Here at Torchiana, we believe that your people are your most valuable asset. That's why our staff of professionals have expertise in all facets of leadership development, executive coaching, career management and career transition/outplacement services to help your company grow.

Please contact us if you'd like to discuss further.

All the best,
Kristi Rocha & Lynne Saiz
Today's Global Economy Requires Extraordinary Leaders
Business People
Leadership concerns are now a major priority of CEOs across all industries and geographies. The number of executive competencies required for success has grown exponentially, becoming both more complex and more diverse in today's global economy. Talent - smart, sophisticated business people who are technically literate, globally astute, and operationally agile - has been identified as the most important organizational resource over the next 20 years.

Companies are looking for individuals who excel at collaboration, grasp the big picture, can handle ambiguities and still strive for results. Today's leaders need to understand and respond to the differing skills, values and expectations of four generations in the workplace.

The rules have changed. Leadership capabilities required for the fluid, dynamic and ever-changing organizational structures being created to respond to an unpredictable economy and a global, techno-enabled marketplace are in high demand. Selecting and developing leaders for a boundary-less world requires the shedding of cultural paradigms and developing a global mindset. New models of virtual and distributed work require leadership teams to perform and execute with the precision of Olympic athletes.

The pressure to coalesce, react and realign to changing business demands and shifting priorities require different skills be developed. To maximize impact, leaders need to focus on:
  • Clearly Articulated Business Strategies
  • Direct Lines of Communication
  • Flawless Implementations
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Commitment and Collaboration
Benefits to the organization include enhanced individual performance, talent attraction, improved employee morale and positive work environments, thus creating higher engagement, strong reputation, greater organizational performance and productivity, and enhanced customer relationships.

Give us a call if you'd like to discuss how we can support your teams to develop their own extraordinary leadership capabilities.

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Blog of The Month
The Heart of Executive Presence

Business WomanExecutive presence is a hot topic these days and in demand as a coaching objective for many of our clients, especially for senior executive women. Because executive presence is a competency that can mean many things to different people, I decided to do some investigating by both looking at some research and talking with clients. It occurred to me that the Ayers Group Senior HR Women's Roundtable, which consists of a group of senior executive women who meet periodically to discuss issues that affect them and the women in their organizations, would be a perfect forum to facilitate a discussion. I used a study conducted by The Center for Talent Innovation called, "The Heart of Executive Presence" to serve as the basis for the conversation.

As the discussion began, everyone agreed with the research report that "executive presence matters." According to the report, "executive presence alone won't get you promoted, but the absence will impede your progress, especially if you are a woman." Having agreed on the significance, the group struggled with how to define executive presence in a way that makes it a coachable objective.

Continue reading at the CareerPartners International website.

This article was provided by Career Partners International.

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What's New at Torchiana Mastrov & Sapiro?
Business people 1 As coaching continues to be a sought after strategy for developing and retaining extraordinary leaders, Torchiana has expanded our coaching staff in response to this rising demand. Check out the depth and breadth of our team's experience by viewing their bios on the Torchiana website.

In addition to a cadre of pre-qualified coaches and a defined process, we offer a strong, centralized or coordinated approach to managing multiple engagements including online tracking systems, tailored data collection and reporting structures to align with specific organizational needs.

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About Torchiana Mastrov & Sapiro

Established in 1980, Torchiana is the Bay Area's most experienced independent career management firm. Our staff of professionals have expertise in all facets of leadership development, executive coaching, career management and career transition/outplacement services. WE have established strategic alliances with select organizations to fulfill additional human capital and business needs.

We firmly believe that your people are your most valuable asset. Our offices in San Francisco, San Ramon and Santa Clara provide service to more than 300 companies and we deliver our services worldwide through Career Partners International (CPI).