Archive | November, 2014

Thinking Ain’t Everything

“Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.”                 –Bertrand Russell “Why is talent getting harder to find?” Just a few months ago, one of my long term clients, a managing architect, asked that very question. He’d been through the experience over the past two years of hiring 3 new architects, only […]

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How Women Can Use Anger to Their Advantage

Over the years women and their emotions have taken a beating in the workplace. You know the accusations: women are shrill, emotional and teary.  Having worked with some very tough females over the years, I’ve never been willing to believe all the malarkey about women and emotions.  I’ve also noticed a lot of those emotions to […]

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Why Employee Engagement Fails: Companies Do NOT Control Variables That Control Engagement By Robert Bacal

Since the popularization of employee engagement as a concept, there have been countless research reports that “track” employee engagement across companies, across countries, and across industries on a quarterly basis. Despite the huge investments of time and money, the results have been disappointing. On aggregate, employee engagement hasn’t improved. There are good reasons for this. […]

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Text, Tweet o–Email? Try Prairie-Dogging.

It’s become a recurring storyline for newspapers, magazines, tv and the web. Joe, for example, was a leading candidate for a good position in a hot firm. Before the final recommendation the recruiting firm checked out his use of social media. There was no badmouthing of his current firm. But a 20-something, Joe had sent one “harmless” picture […]

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