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While no one likes to admit to bad hiring or promotion decisions, nonstarters and other low performers present serious challenges for their colleagues, departments, and organizations. At best, low performers get in the way. At worst, they create obstacles in the form of unnecessary costs, counterproductive decisions, work backlogs, and more. Collaborations between lower performers
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You’re probably tired of reading about Covid. I’m tired of writing about it. After all, there is so much more to life—and business—than what we’ve endured with this virus. And yet. For those that have led through this time, this last year will prove to be indelible. And it is not over. In the U.S.,
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​Surviving a pandemic seemed easy for me being comfortable in a crisis situation, but has been devastating for countless others. No matter how well you have adapted, you may have found yourself clawing your way out from under that stubborn Covid-19 canopy that may have been cramping your lifestyle while birthing a new meaning to the word “Zoom”. You may have even dealt
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For many years, I have been thinking, talking and writing about the evolutionary path of service organizations. By “service organizations,” I mean organizations that provide personal or professional services, including in the areas of finance, law, accounting, medicine, engineering, architecture and consulting. I have come to believe that there are four primary stages of metamorphosis
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Great leaders know that talent propels a company’s success. Talent drives innovation and sets a business apart, giving it a competitive edge. Yet far too often leaders relegate hiring to their recruiters and pay little attention to getting the right people in the right jobs. But if you want to attract great competitive talent—people who
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If immersing ourselves in challenging situations can boost our growth, what can we learn from running a 350-kilometre ultramarathon? When I raced the Delirious W.E.S.T. 200-miler along the Bibbulman track in Western Australia, I expected to gain new insights. What astonished me was that running for almost 69 hours primarily led to valuable insights applicable
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What does success look like? What are the key metrics we have to meet? What’s required of each of us? These questions start to circulate in our minds as we grow up and continue through our working lives. How we answer these questions and define success determines the way we think, behave and interact with
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If you have been anywhere near social media in the past couple of weeks, you will likely have seen throes of people BEGGING for and invite to ‘Clubhouse’. So what is this ‘Clubhouse thing’ that people are selling their children to get onto? Basically, its a social media platform that revolves entirely around live audio.
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Part I of a Series: A Much Needed New Approach to Strat Planning. Any leader worth their salt knows, and is motivated by, the legend of the frog. Pre-occupied with immediate matters, he was inattentive to changes heating up around him. It was as incredibly costly mistake. The moral of the story? Leaders must never
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We’ve all felt overwhelmed during a hectic workday, particularly in our age of constant connectivity. In fact, 40% of workers report their job is “very” or “extremely” stressful. During moments when we must contend with high demand and tight deadlines, quality can be sacrificed in the name of efficiency, creating a lose-lose situation for businesses
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