Leading Change: How to Go from Being an A-hole to an A-Player

podcast-sleeveEvery leader has to drive some type of change from time to time. Because changing things makes people uncomfortable, it’s common that leaders are viewed negatively, even when whatever is being changed is in the best interest of everyone. In this podcast, I walk you through three simple change management steps. By following these, you’ll no longer be seen as an “a-hole” and instead be viewed as an A-player by the very people impacted by change.

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How to Create a Rising Tide of Talent Within Your Organization

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Great leaders lift up the people around them. They help employees harness their natural abilities, guide the development of their skills, and support them along an internal career path. Nurturing your organization’s team members has many payoffs. Staff member stay dedicated to the company and its mission; employee retention remains high; and in time, the …

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How to Keep Job Reqs from Getting Stuck in the Slow Lane

Slow drivers are frustrating. Especially when they hang out in the left-hand passing lane. They backup traffic and create unnecessary delays. This same issue is happening in organizations. Hiring managers are taking their foot off the gas of the selection process. Staffing professionals and corporate recruiters end up getting stuck behind them, unable to move …

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5 Common Sense Changes for How You Hire


It’s been said that common sense isn’t all that common. I was recently reminded of this in a disturbing way. The people who run Tampa International Airport have installed an innovative device in their bathrooms. It’s called The Pouch. I could immediately see its usefulness. Putting a backpack, briefcase, or other small carryon in this …

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Experiential Interviews: Four Steps to Help You Identify Superior Talent


If you’re still using conventional interviews when hiring, I’ve got bad news—common interviewing methods set you up to pick the wrong people. Why? Because conventional interviews give only the smallest glimpse of the candidate—and an inaccurate one at that. During conventional interviews job candidates are always on their best behavior. They say what you want …

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3 Steps to Cultivate an Inclusive Workforce in a Conflicted World


It’s no secret that diversity in the workplace is a good thing. Having an inclusive workforce helps businesses better serve their diverse client base. Research even shows that the most diverse workforces are likely to general better financial results. But even though most leaders want to make their businesses more diverse, they may not understand …

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Get More Staffing Clients and Get Them Buying Now

Companies that use staffing providers fill their jobs four times faster than those that do not. Does this mean most companies use staffing? No. Less than a third do each year. Here’s how you can cultivate more buyers and get them buying quickly.

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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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