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Videos to Empower Managers to Be Good Coaches

“That’s their job, isn’t it?” That’s a common response from managers who think good work should be expected and that an annual review is the time to give feedback. Meanwhile, the team sees their manager as uncaring or, worst, absent. … Continue reading

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Ask the One Question to Find the Best Talent

Probably one of the most dreaded questions in an interview is “So tell me about yourself.” It scares candidates, causes them to ramble and at best, you as the hiring manager, get a useless answer. What you really want to … Continue reading

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Is Refusing to Hire Someone with a Visible Tattoo Discrimination?

by Helen Whelan The same could be asked about body piercing. I remember being on a jury where the defense attorney had a pierced ball earring on her lip. All I could do was watch that little bead bob up … Continue reading

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How to Become More Resilient & Succeed

“Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable” is a skill all of us can use more of as the world changes and new opportunities and threats present themselves to us individually and to our organizations. Resilience is a powerful trait and comes … Continue reading

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12 Interview Questions to Flush Out Courageous Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston What’s your biggest professional regret and what role has that played in your life? This isn’t your typical “traditional question” which focuses on a job candidate’s beliefs. Or, as an example, the dreaded, “So tell me … Continue reading

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Age Bias in Silicon Valley and Beyond

“I don’t think I would have been able to get this CEO job if I hadn’t shaved my head.” Randy Adams, founder of ten venture-backed companies who happens to be 60. Okay. Shaving your head and wearing Converse sneakers to … Continue reading

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How Hiring Managers Recruit Well by Thinking Outside the Box

Are you trying to find your next great talent? Has the job description changed to reflect new technologies or a mash-up of skills? Bob Cohen of the Atlantic.com recently wrote a blog about how they find their next great talent. … Continue reading

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10 Misconceptions about leadership training videos

Ever had to suffer through the grainy video or guy with the mustache from the 70s when you took a leadership development course? Leadership training videos can be schlocky, too long, have no credibility, on and on. Just like with … Continue reading

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