Are You a Mentor or Mommie Dearest?

Hey manager Mommie Dearest…Could your mentoring do more harm than good? I am a fan of mentorships.  I like to mentor people.  And, if I am trying to develop my… Get the Rest

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Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately.  As you might expect, I'm trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset

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They Did Not Suck: 5 Rules For Saying Why You Got Fired or Left Your Last Job

Gather round the monitor kids, because I'm about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don't fully understand. Let's start with a general rule: If you're

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When a High Potential Employee Fails

No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all

(FOT Webinar!) Free Agent Nation: Using Talent Assessments To Build Your Superteam

Anyone else amazed by the USA performance at the Rio Olympic Games?  Just us? If you’re responsible for hiring and developing people, then you'd love to build a dominating

How to Make Your Organization Better at Decisions

Why is it so easy to criticize the decisions of others but so difficult to make the tough calls ourselves? What is it that makes high-stakes decisions so

What Is It That A Leader DOES?

The other day, a coaching client asked me a question that I was shocked to realize I didn’t have a ready-made answer to. Asking around and conducting some

PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

It's mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: - Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick's Day. Green dye