Archive for Talent
Inc.: The Wrath of a Great Leader
We really appreciated this article detailing how Martin Luther King, Jr. wrestled with anger and what you can learn from his example. Often times, great leaders are built into myths, we really appreciated how this article outlined MLK’s very human side.
Fast Company: 4 Tips For Hiring Long-Term Talent On A Very Tight Budget
Early-stage founders and solo entrepreneurs have to get creative to hire a team within their cash flow. This post outlines a few ways to do just that–and the ups and downs of each.
“We are 100% responsible for our lives, and acceptance of this responsibility, without excuses, is a true hallmark of peak performing, high achieving, self-actualized human beings.” Eugene Dupuis
We are all born with gifts. They may be different, but everyone has been given gifts! Everyone has also been given the gift of choice. People can choose to develop their gifts, or they can choose to ignore them. There are plenty of examples of people who have used their gifts wisely. Unfortunately, there are many examples of people who simply haven’t bothered to even discover the gifts they have been given!
The Olympics and the Paralympics provide plenty of examples of people who work very hard at developing the gifts they have been given, often in spite of obvious challenges. But they are not the only ones! Recently two examples have come to my attention, of people who are either striving to develop their talents, or who have done an outstanding job of utilizing the gifts given them.
HBR Blog Network: Proof That the Right Leader Matters
A compelling argument on how selecting the right leaders (looking both inside and out) is one of the most important controllable factors in creating or destroying company value.
Inc.com: Will They Tell You You’re Naked?
Having people agree with you and respect you is a wonderful thing. But what if people are not really agreeing with you? What if they’re merely pacifying you? Though you may think you are leading and establishing consensus, you may actually be the emperor with no clothes.
Fast Company: 3 Practical Secrets Of Innovative Leaders
Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz argues that CEOs are made, not born. Here’s how he thinks you can hone your entrepreneurial skill set.
HBR Blog: What Circuit City Learned About Valuing Employees
A post by the son of Sam Wurtzel, founder of Circuit City, on how treating employees as replaceable economic units, devoid of ambition and self-direction versus with respect their talent and abilities changed the course of his company for the better – and worse.
Inc.com: 9 Secrets of Highly Successful Hiring
Some solid suggestions for hiring the right people, being clear in your expectations, and managing your talent in general.
Fast Company: How To Make Your Employees Feel Like Superheroes
A terrific article about finding the right people, and leading them to success.
HBR Blog: Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace
As the workplace becomes more global, and the majority of communication ceases to be conducted face-to-face, social niceties can slip away. This article reviews how workers can become both disengaged by various actions, and offers solid suggestions leaders can act on to make sure their company respects and is courteous to their employees.
Forbes.com: Seven Keys to Adjusting to a New Boss
Whether you are a leader now, or are working on it, this article offers some solid tips on how to adjust, stand out and success when a new boss is appointed.
LeadershipNow: The I in Team
A really astute article about what a winning team is made of – and is full of information that might surprise you.
Forbes.com: Why Some Companies Lose Their Best People – And Others Don’t
Some great tips about to making your top talent feel appreciated, so they don’t jump ship.
Fast Company: Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?
A really interesting essay on perfectionism – and what actually could be accomplished by just letting go and acting with fear. Read the comments too, some are very insightful!