Kamyar is a small business advisor helping businesses to increase profitability and productivity, offering remote CMO and Remote COO services. Kamyar has 15+ years of experience and has worked with a wide range of organizations ranging from start-ups to large organizations. His goal for clients is to achieve a profitable and drama free business.
What is the biggest mistake you see executives making in Social Media?
The most common mistakes I have observed during hiring for C level personnel/position is a mixture of professional social media presence with personal topics and/or political posts. This is almost always a mistake and is likely to be detrimental to overall career development.
What is your number one recommendation when it comes to Social Media for someone who is looking to be placed in an executive position?
To combat this common error, the safest way is to have separate accounts for business and personal use; whereby the personal accounts should be private and only visible to family and friends.
Which social network do you feel is most important for C-suite and executives to be active on?
It is hard to recommend one single social media platform for all professional because there are niche networks specializing in a specific niche and industries. However; a great place to start is LinkedIn: it has the widest reach and is generally regarded as THE platform for professionals.
What is your advice for younger talent in their use of social media?
The bottom line for younger talent is rather simple: if you put “it” online, the cat is out of the bag. Even with private accounts, a simple change in privacy setting, being hacked or the network being compromised would put that information at risk of being publicly available for viewing by potential future employers. My personal advice to my clients is rather simple: if you wouldn’t show “it” to your mother; don’t post it online.
Originally published at https://socialdraft.com/social-reputation-management-for-executives/
Spending time with individual team members is themosttime-tested style of successful leadership. Such leadership style requires discipline and planning. It is easier done in small and midsize businesses than large organization. However, considering that the direct reports are usually smaller groups, it is still viable. Itcouldbe as simple as having a cup of coffee and listening to the person. - Kamyar Shah, World Consulting Group
Originally published at https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/11/16/smart-daily-habits-that-will-make-you-a-better-leader/#40bb0a817675
The one question that almost always trips candidates is: What else should I have asked you about? This is usually asked at the end of the interview. From experience, most applicants are either shocked or outright speechless. Those who are able to quickly and calmly point to some of their strengths that were not brought up during the interview will leave the interviewer with a lasting impact. -Kamyar Shah,World Consulting Group
Originally published: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/11/06/15-off-the-wall-interview-questions-you-should-know-how-to-answer/#42a07f3478d5
Becoming aleaderis not something that occurs quickly or easily. The most effective way to be recognized as aleaderis to help others become leaders. That servant leadership will inherently translate into authority, credibility and, eventually, the recognition of being aleader. - Kamyar Shah, World Consulting Group
Originally published at https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/11/06/managing-more-experienced-colleagues-13-ways-to-establish-yourself-as-a-leader/#31be2cc13a66
Before making such a profound career change, the most important factor to consider is your risk tolerance. Entrepreneurship is inherently a risky proposition that may lead to uncharted situations with immense risks. If you are not willing to take such risks, it is unlikely for you to be able to cope with the uncertainties of entrepreneurship. - Kamyar Shah, World Consulting Group
Originally published at https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/11/06/think-youre-ready-to-quit-your-day-job-11-entrepreneurs-offer-their-advice/#6b4b62125aca
One of the biggest myths is that a structured day is inherently the basis of good time management. This couldn't be further from the truth. Productivity, effectiveness, efficiency and time management require individualization for maximum results. Hence, one has to experiment to find what works for him/her. It is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. - Kamyar Shah, World Consulting Group
Originally published at https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/11/05/11-time-management-myths-that-are-hurting-your-productivity/#4a3793324f80