Reputation Recruits, but Reality Retains

Reputation Recruits, but Reality Retains In the last few weeks, US universities have disgorged nearly 2 million new graduates into the job market, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. American companies have been working hard (and spending a fortune) to recruit these new ...

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Choose a Great Boss. Be a Great Boss

Choose a Great Boss. Be a Great Boss Guest post by Ivan Serrano. The best technique for getting ahead at work is choosing a great boss. Not a great job, a great boss. A great boss is one who listens to employees, who is willing to let employees make mistakes and learn from them, who...

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Truett Cathy: A Life Well-Lived

A mighty tree fell in the forest of business leadership today, with the death of 93-year-old Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. Truett was a pioneer, an innovator, and a true gentleman of character and courage. He improved the lives of millions, way beyond “sellin’ chicken”, and leaves a ...

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CSX: One of the Best Places to Work in I.T.

Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, virtually every one of my friends’ fathers worked for either “the phone comp’ny” (as we pronounced it), or “the railroad”. That “railroad” was what is today known as CSX, whose riverfront headquarters building ...

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Rebooting Leadership is Launched!

Since the middle of 2007, corporate and other organizational training budgets have been in the deep freeze, along with new hire requisitions and your last three merit increases. During that period, four classes of grads have found their way into the workplace. Many of them have since moved into ...

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Remember America’s Fallen Heroes

Today’s post is courtesy of Brett Stevens and Gina O’Leary, President and General Manager respectively of the SearchLogix Group, a Georgia-based executive search firm. ********** “Traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays ...

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Susan Boyle Redux

Tom Bergeron, host of Dancing With the Stars has an excellent piece, Does Susan Boyle Know What’s Next, in today’s NY Times. The article posits that, despite a huge adrenalin rush brought on by her incredible performance on “Britain’s Got Talent”, Ms. Boyle will ...

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Stimulate This!

Well, now that the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been signed into law, the heavy lifting begins, amidst the hoopla and controversy over who has the most “shovel ready” projects worthy of public financing. In that vein there was an excellent piece (Smart Roads, Smart ...

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That Other Boss

For better than a decade, business partner Richard Hadden and I have written about leadership and employment issues, offering what we hope is helpful advice to those who are known by others as “the boss.” Last night, my wife and I celebrated her birthday at Nashville’s Sommet ...

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