Category Archives: Leadership

How to Become a Visionary Leader

In leadership circles, there’s lots of talk about being a visionary. Rightly so. Visionary leadership is important for the success and health of any organization. Unfortunately, the ideas often shared on this topic are old, tired, and ineffective. To help you as you look towards 2018, I wanted you to have concrete ideas to help …

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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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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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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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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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The Competitive Advantage of Being Talent Rich

When it comes to success in business, one measure alone can accurately predict the future—wealth of talent. The more talent wealth an organization has, the more successful that organization will be. We’ve all experienced the benefits of organizations that are rich in talent. These are the companies we’ve come to love. When we say we …

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Why Talking is Undermining Your Hiring Process

It’s been said that talk is cheap. Actually, it’s quite expensive. Too much talking can undermine your hiring process, ending up in costly hiring mistakes. In this video, I share three ways to cut down the talking.

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Why Likeability Could Lead to Bad Hires

Research proves that liking a job candidate can lead to a bad hire. Learn more from Scott about this issue and how to solve it.

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Improve the Gender Flow: How to Celebrate Women and Improve Your Organization

I believe that all lives matter. Not just those that are black or white, gay or straight, rich or poor, male or female. Each life is important. Every person has a purpose. Does this mean that the “lives matter” movements are unnecessary? No. Just the opposite. The need for these movements shows us that our world is imperfect and imbalanced. Raising …

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