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The Generational Gap – Will You Take Responsibility?

I am a Gen X-er, through and through. Both my parents worked so I became self-dependent at an early age. I also got into a boatload of trouble by being unsupervised, but I learned from those mistakes. Thankfully, I lived through them too!

Not Happy with Your Job? Three Ways to “Get with It”

Most of the people I talk to who are ready to leave their job are unhappy about something. Maybe it's a boss that they never seem to connect with or the feeling that they are underpaid. Perhaps it is a feeling of underutilization of skills or a long commute.

5 Hiring Trends for 2017

According to a Harris Poll survey conducted for CareerBuilder, there are some really interesting hiring trends that are emerging this year.

Five Resolutions for How to Hire People

The older I get, the faster these years seem to click by. Another year is about to come and go and put a fresh 365 days in front of us. We have yet another opportunity to become inspired in a way that can dramatically improve our life.

Being an Ethical Leader

I recently read a story by a writer who spent nearly a decade researching the Enron collapse and how it happened. You remember the collapse of Enron in 2001, don’t you? The cumulative effect was a company in ruin, thousands of trusting employees without their retirement and life savings, and a business landscape forever changed.

How to Hire the Right “Talent”

What is talent? Talent is Tiger Woods crushing a 350-yard drive. Talent is Derek Jeter turning a double play. Talent is Warren Buffett making a key acquisition. Talent is John F. Kennedy delivering an inspiring speech. Talent is remarkable people doing impossibly hard things and making them look easy in the process.

Technology Can Lead to Distracted Workers

Distracted workers will cost employers in the U.S. alone nearly a trillion dollars in 2016. Read that again once you pick yourself up off the ground. This is what one trillion dollars looks like: $1,000,000,000,000. That’s almost 1/20th of the national debt. Smart phones, personal email, March madness, fantasy football, day dreaming - it all

Five-Step Guide to Becoming a “Hero” in Your Office

Nothing is better than a great reference call. As a professional recruiter, I do hundreds of reference calls a year and most are…how do I say this…totally boring! Most reference calls are full of worn out phrases such as “team player” and “results-oriented leader.” Sheesh…wake me when it’s over!

Living Thankfulness

Being thankful should not just happen on the fourth Thursday in November. This is akin to only going to church on Easter and Christmas. The big man knows if your heart is in it, or if you are merely going through the motions. But, what exactly is being thankful anyway? Is it saying thanks for

Look for Empathy in Your Future Leaders

Almost every organization I work with is trying to hire better leaders than the ones they have right now. I say almost every one, because they all say that they do, but some act in completely opposite ways. The battlefield for acquiring true leaders is ferocious as we head into the back half of the