Form and Substance 

During my corporate life managing staffs both small and large, I’ve made it a point to have the “form and substance” discussion with most of my direct reports. First, my apologies to all of you who have heard this one before, probably more than once. People who want...

Goals 

One of the better definitions of success that I’ve come across is “the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal”. I first heard that particular definition in a recording of Earl Nightingale, a famous speaker and educator. According to this way of thinking,...

Leadership

Over the past decade, numerous studies and surveys have been conducted on the topic of leadership. For a presentation I conducted with an IT organization, I reviewed a range of research material to answer the question: “Does leadership really make a difference?” What...

Staffing Point of View 

Ask a wide range of recruiters to describe or identify what they would most want their clients, hiring managers, to know in order to make the recruiting process more effective and valuable, and you’re likely to hear some or all of the following points: • As the hiring...

Taking Stock 

Hiring people is a little like buying stocks. You may be ready to buy (as in hire a candidate) thinking the value of that investment is likely to increase. Unfortunately, you’re sometimes buying from, or away from, someone (the current employer, another company...