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In addition to job benchmarking as a process to improve your hiring hit rate, we want to share a couple more tips to avoid the pain of “miss” hires. Brad Smart, the creator of Top Grading offers a couple of … Continue reading

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I can assure you, I’ve done it – made really bad hiring decisions.  The current data indicates miss-hiring can cost you, the company up to 3 times the base salary for that open position.  NOW that I have your attention…my valued business … Continue reading

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Accountability for delivering on your plan for 2014 is one of your most important roles. It requires many management skills to hold your employees accountable. And the truth is, holding your folks accountable is your choice. There are 2 HUGE problems … Continue reading

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An executive story. He goes to the doctor. Cancer. Two years and he’s gone. His wife vows never to go to the doctor again—“I’ll hear something I don’t won’t to hear.” She gets sick. No doctor. Gets worse. No doctor. … Continue reading

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At their best, leaders who are a “people-person” are persuasive, they are motivators, they inspire employees to follow, to work hard, and do a good job. The people-person likes people and wants to be liked, but taken too far the … Continue reading

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What if you tell the truth up front? The change will be hard on all of us. Our jobs will change. We’ll all have to learn new things. Then more will be expected of us. It may be painful and … Continue reading

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“This change will make things better for YOU.” Nobody believes you, no matter who you are. Nobody believes you, no matter what you say. Nobody believes you, no matter how you say it. Why? Everybody has been trained to be … Continue reading

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Toxic high performers get results, but leave a scattering of wounded along the way. Their negative impact on others is legendary, and they either are unaware or unconcerned. They are the center of their universe. What is a leader to … Continue reading

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You have a problem. It could be your computer, or cell phone, or your health. An example: The doctor rushes in an hour late . . . and talks as fast as he walks. “Here’s the deal. You have atrial … Continue reading

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This issue came up recently—voting to make major decisions. It makes sense to get input before making big decisions—but giving everyone an equal voice does not. If the decision goes bad, who is to be held accountable? Answer: if everyone … Continue reading

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