A CEO Keeps It Real — Here’s Why We Should Love It

Josh Letourneau Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau

Last September, Stephen Elop, former Head of Business Development at Microsoft, was hired into Nokia as their new turnaround CEO. My guess is that he took the last few months to assess the true challenges he was looking at. They are steep, make no mistake. Apple changed the mobile game and now owns the high-end market, growing from 25% market …

What If Tom Hanks Had Starred in Field of Dreams?

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Communication, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

I was speaking to a friend the other day who had been in the process of interviewing at a large software company (not Microsoft, in case you were wondering).  During this process, she remained interested in the position, but was still a little unsure if the grass was greener there than at her current company.  Before getting to the final …

Just Throw Strikes. Worst. Management. Practice. Evah.

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Performance

My son plays high school baseball.  He earned a varsity letter his sophomore year and gets a lot of playing time.  I’m assuming that the coach wouldn’t put him in the game if he wasn’t adding value to the team.  He plays shortstop mostly.  Some 3rd base and he pitches pretty regularly.  I’ve been told he’s pretty good. Now, if …

Dear Placed Candidate – Remember Me?

timtolan Communication, Executive Search, Recruiting, Tim Tolan, Working With Recruiters

I use FOT as a great venue to rant from time to time to my HR and recruiter brethren and today will be no exception. Let me whiteboard this scenario for you – my point won’t be hard to understand (promise). I’m sure you have all seen this movie before. I’m constantly amazed at human behavior when it comes to candidates we work with and …