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For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-size businesses create exceptional workplaces leading to extraordinary results. As a seasoned consultant, Roberta is considered a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around and is a highly sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach.

No Such Thing as a Quick Fix

The CEO of a company reached out to me last week and asked if I could do a one-hour session to teach her people how to conduct an interview. I said I could teach them, but it would require more than one session. She said, “Thanks, I’m going to keep looking.” I wrote back and […]

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The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself

I have a secret that I’ve never shared before. Years ago, I was at the height of my career (so I thought).  I was heading up the HR function for a fast-growing overnight delivery business, where I was able to make a massive difference in a short period of time. On the outside, everything looked […]

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Who Pays for the Coach Matters…A Lot

When a coach is hired by a company to coach one of their people, ultimately the client is the company. When an individual hires a coach and pays this person directly, the individual is the client. Here’s why this matters. If your boss is paying the bill, a coach may be limited in terms of […]

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Wahoo! My Birthday Gift to You!

It’s my birthday this week, so I get to set the rules. Here’s what I’m doing. I’m offering gifts, rather than accepting them. I’m giving away an additional month of mentoring for those who sign up for my mentoring program (over a $1,000 value) in the month of June. The mentoring program is right for […]

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The ‘Jeopardy!’ James Approach to Talent Domination

I’ll admit it. My husband and I are hooked on Jeopardy! We weren’t loyal fans of the show until James Holzhauer took control of the buzzer. As of this writing, James is winning hand over fist over his competitors and has earned $2,382,583! Here’s how to use his winning strategy to create talent domination for […]

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Steer Clear of These Delusional Hiring Practices

I don’t know about you, but I’m growing tired of hearing leaders complain that they can’t fill jobs. When asked, they can come up with a dozen reasons why this is so. Are you guilty of this as well? Imagine a VP of sales telling her CEO that she is unable to bring in deals. […]

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The Real Truth About Learning

I was recently asked to coach an executive, who was having a difficult time assimilating into her new leadership role, even though her company had invested a ton of money sending her to an executive leadership program. She confided in me that she could barely recall what she had learned six months ago. I’m not […]

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How to Capture a Slice of the 2019 Talent Pool

Employers plan to hire 10.7 percent more graduates from the Class of 2019 than they did from the Class of 2018 for positions in the United States, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Here’s what you need to do to capture a slice of this talent pool. […]

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Why Every Executive Can Benefit from a Trusted Advisor

I was speaking to a prospect the other day who confided in me that she’s been considering several key strategical initiatives for months now, yet was unable to make a decision. She went on to say she wasn’t sure she had the right people on her team that could execute her vision. She couldn’t exactly […]

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Can a Bot Really Improve Your Management Skills?

Today’s WSJ contains a story on Robots that Manage the Managers. The idea is that a bot can improve one’s leadership skills. For example, a management coaching app will remind you that it’s time to have a performance conversation with one of your employees. Call me old school, but how hard can it be to […]

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