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17 04, 2019

The Art and Value of Asking Questions

By | 2019-04-17T00:42:53+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I’m surprised at people, who...when given an opportunity to ask questions...don’t.  As a student of human behavior, it’s fascinating to me.  Questions are how we learn.  Questions are how we establish rapport.  Questions (or the lack thereof) reveal so much about a person. When I prepare people for interviews, [...]

10 04, 2019

Life is Simple; People Matter

By | 2019-04-10T19:48:30+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I am a creature of habit.  I love my routines.  One thing that my friends and co-workers tease me about is my lunch routine.  I go to the same place.  Every day, M – F, with very few exceptions.  It’s a good place...bar food...about a half mile from my [...]

19 03, 2019

Millimeters Matter

By | 2019-03-19T15:07:51+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I have a history of back/hip/leg issues.  Been a problem for years.  I lived with it for a long time, until one day in 2014 my wife and I were at a show of some kind...It wasn’t the boat and travel show, but it was something like that.  Big [...]

12 03, 2019

Indecisive???

By | 2019-03-12T15:44:23+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

  We live in a world today where no one wants to make a decision.  Yet, decisions are what make the world go around. What’s up with that? There are a few reasons, but the biggest one (by far) is fear.  Plain and simple.  Fear of making a mistake.  [...]

5 03, 2019

Fake News in Recruiting

By | 2019-03-04T16:06:12+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Had an interesting – and increasingly common – thing happen recently.  In conversation with a job candidate, a particular company name surfaced.  The candidate had a swift and immediate reaction: “They just had a major shakeup at the top.  New CEO and CFO.  The stock is down seven dollars.”  [...]

27 02, 2019

The Trouble with Feedback

By | 2019-03-04T15:52:50+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

There is a great article in the current issue of Harvard Business Review about feedback.  For decades now, we’ve been lectured on the value of feedback...how to give it...how to receive it...what to do with it.  Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall have written a great piece here that, not [...]

19 02, 2019

How Bad Do You Want To Be Good?

By | 2019-02-19T15:40:52+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I remember it well...I was sitting in my old mentor’s office.  My mentor – Dave – is the man who taught me the recruiting business.  I was new to his Firm; a CPA and a 15-year accounting/finance guy who was taking a chance on a totally different career.  This [...]

29 01, 2019

Not Allowed to Have a Past

By | 2019-01-29T16:40:46+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The blown call in the fourth quarter of the Rams-Saints NFC Championship game a couple of weeks ago was unfortunate.  It was clearly a mistake.  The Head of Officials said so.  The NFL said so.  It stinks.  It’s unfair.  But this is life.  We’ve all heard numerous times, “Life [...]

22 01, 2019

Do You Want to Succeed?

By | 2019-01-22T18:53:01+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

  Lots of people tell me they want to be successful.  My guess is that 75% don’t fully understand what they’ve just said.  And realistically, a subset of those 75% have no idea what they’ve just said.   What I’ve learned over time is that there is a big [...]

11 12, 2018

“No” is a Great Answer

By | 2018-12-13T16:32:11+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The word “no”.  It’s one of the first words we learn as infants.  First, we hear it; then we learn to say it.  And we soon figure out that it’s one of the most frequently used words in the entire world. No is very interesting.  We often love to [...]