Losing a great employee is a terrible thing.
Form a Bosses perspective there’s the time and expense of finding, engaging, and training the replacement. There’s the uncertainty of how the new employee will work out. There’s the hardship on yourself and the rest of your team until the position can be filled. There’s the teams uncertainty if the new hire will succeed and work within the team.… Read more
My career took a few turns, coming to Asia for 6 months and saying for 25 years was but one of them.
Rare, in todays job environment is a long straight career path, so take some time to read about the benefits of sometimes taking the winding road, the road less travelled in your search for a great and fulfilling career.… Read more
Prospective General Managers must have the requisite skills to bring the best individuals into their team, and hiring skills is an essential part of this.
I’ve written a few posts on interview techniques because I believe that there’s no one perfect way to interview. You interview style depends on the style and preference of the interviewer. Some hirers prefer to get a holistic view of the candidate, others want to dig deeply into the candidates performance, others prefer to take a group approach, still others use questionnaires and other formal means of assessing a candidates suitability.… Read more
Sorry, this is a bait and switch title…
Realistically, I don’t think something you are terrible at can become something you are world-class at. Such as a weakness (can’t write) becomes a strength (brilliant author) … but before you click away in search of better guidance, WAIT there’s more, I’d like to introduce you to the idea of reframing your weaknesses.… Read more
Leadership is a great strategic topic, but I don’t read too much on how to start being a leader, especially for newly appointed managers who are expected to quickly become leaders.
If you are newly hired or a newly promoted leader what are the first couple of steps you should do to start leading.
We all know that you need to find a way to build rapport or empathy with your team… and at the start its really tough to do, especially if you don’t know what to do.… Read more