What questions did you ask the last candidate you tried to hire? What expectations did you have about what they would bring to the table and the types of leadership and results you expected to see? What were the things that made you want to choose the person you actually hired? Now ask yourself, are… Continue reading Are You Living What You Expect In An Interview?
Very similar to Beg Forgiveness Cards— How about creating an awards program in your group specifically to highlight failure. Celebrating success is great, but celebrating failure could just lead to better success. What else do you need to celebrate in your group to help entice more of that behavior?
Getting your team to believe that failure is an option or that taking prudent risks are OK is sometimes hard. Most people in a work environment are trained to believe that things need to work out correctly all the time. If you’re trying to get your team to live into the phrase “beg forgiveness rather… Continue reading Beg Forgiveness Cards
If you have to work five days a week, work a better five days. Work on Sunday and you’ll be less distracted and focus better because to most other people it will be a day off. Being able to focus means you’ll also get your work done faster and usually with better quality. Take off… Continue reading The Sunday to Thursday Workweek
What’s the most valuable skill you can learn as a college co-op on a six month assignment at a big company while you’re still early in your college career? As a leader, what’s the experience you hope your co-op gets while they are in your group for those six months? Let’s talk quickly about these… Continue reading The Most Valuable Skills a Co-op or Intern Can Learn That You Help Create
Do you take the time to realize who you’re working or interacting with? In the business and Corporate culture there is lots of talk about taking the time to recognize and reward the people you work with and/or your employees. However, there’s hardly any talk about taking the time to realize who you’re working with.… Continue reading Realizing vs. Recognizing The People You Work With