31 05, 2024

Landing A Job Is All About Who You Know (Again)

By |2024-06-10T15:55:39-05:00May 31st, 2024|Blogs, Uncategorized|

By Callum Borchers and Lindsay Ellis May 30, 2024 Nine-hundred eighty-three people applied online for a job posted recently by tech recruiter Rob Tansey. The candidate who got the offer wasn’t one of them. Tansey, who scouts potential hires for aviation-software maker Veryon, received a half dozen referrals from a woman he knew from past job searches. One of those six quickly became the front-runner. That’s often how Tansey operates: He estimates that just 40% of successful applicants come in cold through his company’s job portal. “There’s an idealist in me that wants to look [...]

26 01, 2023

IS THE GOLDEN RULE SELFISH?

By |2023-08-07T14:10:40-05:00January 26th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

Since childhood, we have all been raised by the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Many would cite this ethical code as one of their aspirations by which to live, both personally and professionally. The problem with the Golden Rule? It implies the basic assumption that other people would like to be treated the way that you would like to be treated. As a leader, consider instead operating by the Platinum Rule: "Treat others the way they want to be treated." The Platinum Rule accommodates the desires of [...]

15 12, 2022

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GOOD DECISION

By |2023-08-07T14:10:40-05:00December 15th, 2022|Blogs, Uncategorized|

As human beings, we are naturally programmed with an existing set of emotions, habits, perspectives, and opinions. We are sometimes drawn to making decisions for reasons we do not fully understand; we might hire a new employee because it feels right, or we promote those on our team because they deserve it. Decision-making lies at the very core of our personal and professional lives. Understanding the psychology of good decisions on an individual level can make a tremendous impact on an organization as a whole. Psychologists and behavioral economists have studied this issue and understanding their [...]

13 10, 2022

ENTREPRENEUR OR WANTREPRENEUR?

By |2023-08-07T14:10:40-05:00October 13th, 2022|Blogs, Uncategorized|

Being an entrepreneur, or having entrepreneurial abilities, is an admired trait in our society. If you asked a candidate in an interview if they view themselves as entrepreneurs, the socially acceptable answer is a resounding “absolutely”. If you asked individuals on your current team or in your department if they felt they had an entrepreneurial spirit, the answer would likely be affirmative. However, these types of questions often garner answers associated not with the true self, but with the idealized self. The idealized self is an image of what we should be, must be, [...]

14 06, 2022

THE COACHING CHALLENGE

By |2023-08-07T14:10:41-05:00June 14th, 2022|Blogs, Uncategorized|

As one responsible for a business's profitability, I never seem to have the time to coach my people consistently. They have such a limited attention span that I get the feeling, especially with my veterans, that they aren’t really into learning anyway. “How do I find the balance and provide them with what they need in a format that is of interest and relevant?” This question ranks number one among company owners, managers, and even trainers trying to find the balance between their own workload and providing their employees with essential skills and knowledge. We [...]

12 04, 2022

Continuous Advancement & Perpetual Growth

By |2023-08-07T14:10:41-05:00April 12th, 2022|Blogs, Uncategorized|

One the surface, strongest value propositions a leader can give to an employee is the ability for that individual to perpetually grow in all dimensions. Obvious dimensions include professionally as well as personally, but do not overlook the importance of financial, mental, and spiritual growth as well. In nature, plants either grow or decompose; they do not stay the same. In an organization, nourishment is supplied by the broad term of training, but a more accurate term is learning. What is being done within your organization to foster learning, growth, and new perspectives each week? It [...]

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