How to Assess Leadership in an Interview

Ben Olds Always Be Closing, Ben Olds, Recruiting, Uncategorized

When I was a kid, my favorite athletes were always the small, less-athletic guys who got by on hustle. Why? Because I was a small, less-athletic guy whose very limited athletic success was only do to hustle. When everyone else outgrew me and my hustle wasn’t enough to make the team, I started playing music. My favorite musicians were the …

What You Can Learn From the Great White Buffalo

Ben Olds Always Be Closing, Ben Olds, Employee Coaching, Good HR, Guest: Ben Olds, HR

We all have them—those rockstar employees who are the “go-to” for every hairy problem and on the short-list for every succession plan. Many of us can rattle off 10 of these “A-players,” with little trouble differentiating between them and the “B-players” who are solid employees and coming along nicely but clearly in a different league. All of us could likely …

Stop Teaching People How to Give Feedback

Ben Olds Audacious Ideas, Culture, Guest: Ben Olds, Performance

Want a feedback culture? Join the club. But how does HR help create this? Most organizations start by teaching managers how to give feedback effectively. The logic follows that if they have the skill, then they’ll go around giving all sorts of helpful feedback to readily receptive employees who will use it to improve and pay it forward in a …

The CYA Report E56: How HR Is Killing Innovation with Hitendra Patel [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Andy Porter, Cara Lucas, CYA Report, Innovation, Podcast

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Hitendra Patel, Managing Director of the IXL Center and Chair of the Innovation and Growth Program at the Hult International Business School, on How HR is Killing Innovation. Hosts: Andy Porter & Ben Olds Producers: Cara Lucas & Julia Lindsey Music: intro – Choices Made by …