Monthly Archives: May 2017

Being a Kind Leader Without Letting Niceness Get in the Way

It’s great to be kind. But taking that too far can undermine your effectiveness as a leader. Here’s how to combat this common problem.

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Dear Hiring Manager: An Open Letter

Dear Hiring Manager, I understand that you’re busy. Probably more than ever since your company has likely remained lean following the Great Recession. That’s why I’m suggesting you take on an important task. One that may seem counterintuitive. Your company needs your help generating candidate referrals to fill your jobs. You may be thinking, “This …

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The Importance of What You Do

Writing can be tricky. Sometimes an article has a positive impact. Other times, a piece ends up being a dud. Then there are those articles that stand the test of time. Here’s one of them. I wrote the original version of The Importance of What You Do 17 years ago. Threase Baker, President of ABBTECH …

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Four Tips for Fast and Accurate Phone Interviews

Time is valuable. Which is why a brief phone interview, done correctly, is a great use of your time. Here are four tips for making the most of these conversations with jobseekers.

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