Why good people resign; the 6 key reasons.

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

Using Covey’s 7 Habits to make great hires

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

How to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

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

A new Leader’s first step…

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