Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Rising Need For Lifelong Learning

The employees you hire to do a job today may not be the employees you need five years from now, or even next year. The technology in your field, changes in the talent market, the demographics of your consumer market…these factors and more can lead to changing needs over time, and that time may not […]

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The Rock Star and the Team

We have a tendency in recruiting to try to bring in the best individual we can find. Sometimes, though, the best individual is not the best team player. If you have an organization where people tend to work solo, and that rock star offers their best value when working on their own, then you are […]

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Culture Vultures

When you go looking for a new job (and no matter how much you enjoy your current role, you may get attracted to something else), this article from CIO offers some things you should consider to understand the culture of your potential new workplace. If you get into a new job and realize you don’t […]

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Don’t Be the Leader You Complained About

Many years ago, when I was a young lieutenant in the US Air Force, I had a division chief who was a major. One day he was trying to hold me back from doing something that I felt really needed to be done, and when I kept pushing, he said, “you’re starting to remind me […]

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Intern-al Affairs

No, we are not talking about having affairs with your interns; that’s just the only title we could come up with at the moment. As students in many places are now taking exams and preparing to start whatever summer internship they have lined up, it’s worth thinking about what you should do with your interns […]

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What Your Employees Don’t Owe You

Some thoughts here from the folks at The Ladders about six things your employees don’t owe you. Definitely worth reading! (and yes, it’s written from the employee perspective, but you can probably figure it out)

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Have the Pizza You Want

At dinner the other night a couple of us were ordering small pizzas and the person I was with, who is incredibly nice, asked me what I like on a pizza so he knows what to order for himself. That seemed a bit odd, but he said, “well, that way we can share.” I like […]

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Let Them Know

A few years ago I was in Sydney and was on a bus heading back downtown from the beach on a Saturday afternoon. A group of folks got on when I did and it took me a few minutes to realize that one of my favorite actors, Michael Cera, had gotten on and was sitting […]

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Happy Labor Day

In most of the world (pretty much everywhere except the United States, which celebrates in September), today is Labor Day. Rather than writing here about how much you should respect the people who work for you and show your appreciation for their effort, we are just going to wish you and your team a happy […]

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