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TalentCulture | October 31, 2014

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Leadership

The Executive’s New Clothes

September 22, 2014 |

We have all read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”  Wikipedia explains the story in a succinct and cogent matter:

A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the … Read More

This Slaphappy World of Work

September 19, 2014 |

“A tired mind become a shape-shifter Everybody need a mood lifter Everybody need reverse polarity Everybody got mixed feelings About the function and the form Everybody got to deviate from the norm…”

— Rush, “Vital Signs”

On my flight to … Read More

Nobody Does It Better, But You Still Need to Delegate

September 16, 2014 |

As a new manager, one of the critical skills that must be learned and embraced is delegation. Many new managers struggle with letting go of tasks and responsibilities that they are proficient in because they think these skills are what … Read More

Career Inspiration: Strive To Be These 3 Things

September 9, 2014 |

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

We live in an age when we allow ourselves to be ruled by our fears. The more we have the more we curl in on ourselves … Read More

The Amplified Moments of Every Single Pitch and At Bat

September 5, 2014 |

He threw heat like a wild man, his bulging arms and legs flailing from wind up to release. Every third pitch winged my at-bat teammates causing them to duck, or swing their midsection backward or forward. And every time he … Read More

Managing, Mentoring & Working with Millennials

September 5, 2014 |

5 Management Tips to Bridge Differences

Two-thirds of corporate recruiters say their organization has a difficult time managing millennials and a similar number of executives give millennials low grades for work preparedness according to Deloitte – alarming because they comprise a third of the … Read More

How To Find Employees With The Right Attitude

September 3, 2014 | 1

Attitude over aptitude is the rallying cry for many in modern recruitment. All our fancy personality tests and scouring of resumes has given us a fair imitation of the recruits that we wanted in the past, but it’s never provider … Read More

6 Hallmarks Of High Performing Teams

September 2, 2014 |

There is nothing quite like the sensation and satisfaction of being on a high performing team. I’ve had this luck and pleasure a number of times in my career, but it’s rarer than I’d like. High performing teams seem to … Read More

Stability Is A Myth, Invest And Grow Your Business

September 2, 2014 |

How many times have you hired someone because they seemed like the right person? They do well in some situations but they slip in situations they should otherwise succeed in. Now the Manager has to put things back together. We … Read More

HR Conversions Stick To The Ribs And Souls

August 29, 2014 | 1

By the time she met with me, her discomfort and exhaustion were evident. She was vulnerable and it showed: her tired eyes avoided direct contact and her hoarse voice betrayed her disgust. She slowly slid my paperwork in front of … Read More