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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Five Life-Changing Ideas For Parents of New Grads

Congratulations to those of you who are now the parents of college graduates. For many, it’s been a long haul, but now your job is done. That’s right. It’s time to turn the reins over to your children who are now young adults. Here’s how you can best help them thrive. Take them off the […]

Posted in General Observations, Job Searching

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What Are You Waiting For?

My mentor, Alan Weiss, recently reminded me that money can’t buy happiness, but it certainly can support it. In my experience, too many people wait for success and other riches to “show up.” I’ve got news for you. These people will be waiting for the rest of their lives. People don’t become overnight successes nor […]

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How to Determine if an Employee Should be Untethered

Following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Talent Magnetism. The book is now available for pre-order. Ask yourself the following questions to help determine whether a particular person needs to be untethered from your organization: If this person left tomorrow, would anyone notice? Has this person reached his maximum potential and can do no […]

Posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places

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Flying on an Empty Stomach

Last week, I took a non-stop flight on American Airlines to San Francisco. At least I thought it was a non-stop. Everyone on our full flight was strapped into their seats and we were ready for an on time departure. That was until the flight attendant announced that our 6.5 hour flight had a grand […]

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When Great Employees Decide They’ve Had Enough

As I’m writing this, a great employee is giving her boss notice. This day probably wouldn’t have happened right now, if her boss had just for a moment thought about someone other than herself. A move this boss is probably going to regret for a long time to come. Here’s this employee’s story. This highly […]

Posted in Employee Engagement, Employee Turnover, Talent Acquisition and Retention
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