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Humane Leadership, Courtesy of Brunello Cucinelli

I love all things Italian. I mean, who doesn’t? And I now love Italian born Brunello Cucinelli, although we’ve never met! At least not yet.  I watched with interest this week’s CBS Sunday Morning, which featured Brunello Cucinelli, who is both a world-class luxury clothing designer and a humanitarian. His story is impressive, and his […]

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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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Why Relying on Job Postings to Fill Jobs May Not be Such a Good Thing

Are you wasting tens of thousands of dollars every year posting positions to job boards? Recent research shows a mere 3% of new hires actually come in through job board sites. Why continue posting positions to job boards if you’re not getting any traction? I tell you what you should be doing instead, in my […]

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Why Free Advice Isn’t Worth the Price

If I had a dollar for every time someone wrote me and asked me for free advice, I could probably retire. I used to say yes. That was until I realized that by doing so, I was doing more harm than good. Here’s why. Free advice is often dismissed. How often has someone given you […]

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How to Hire Evergreen Talent

I was meeting with a client who is the CEO of a hospital and he mentioned to me that his new HR Director just filled two key positions that her predecessor was unable to fill. Beginner’s luck? I don’t think so. There are many reasons why hiring efforts fail. In the interest of time, let […]

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Want a Promotion? Start Tooting Your Horn

How do you feel when I say, “If you want to get ahead, you need to go out there and tell your boss, and the people you work with, that you’re good at your job.” Does that make you uncomfortable – or you do dismiss it as nonsense? In all the years I’ve been coaching, […]

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The Biggest Mistake New CEOs Make

The biggest mistake CEOs make is waiting too long to make changes with their executive team. They’ll use all sorts of excuses like, “I need more time to see what this guy can really do.” Or, “She’s probably having a hard time to getting used to working for a new leader.” All the while, they […]

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What the Heck is Going On in Recruiting?

Candidates tell me all the time how difficult it is to find jobs, while hiring managers complain they can’t fill positions. What the heck is going on in recruiting? Here’s what I’m seeing: HR is working diligently to screen candidates out when in fact they should be screening candidates in. Hiring managers have a belief […]

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You’re Kidding, Right? 50% of New Hires Fail

Read this before you make another hire. I wish I was kidding! Organizations have thousands of business processes, but I doubt that you’ve ever heard of a single process that has a 50 percent failure rate, that has been completely ignored. The recruiting process often has a failure rate of 50 percent. And I’m not […]

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