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Humility: Interviewing for the Intangible

  • 11/22

Years of searching for the best candidates means I’ve interacted with my fair share of talented people. As I interview them, I listen for qualities such as humility that indicate whether they are also a fit, making them the exceptional…

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The Persistence Payoff

  • 10/22

When you think about iconic sports films, what titles come to mind? Is it Rudy in his quest to play Notre Dame football? Perhaps it’s Rocky and his iconic run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. How…

Talent vs. Passion: Both, Actually

  • 09/22

How do you feel about Hallmark movies? Everyone I know falls into one of two camps: they find them redundant and predictable, or they count down the days until they can binge-watch every new holiday film with a cup of…

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The Right Leader vs. The Right Now Leader

  • 08/22

Imagine you are interviewing for a new General Manager. You’ve spoken with all kinds of candidates awaiting the outcome of your decision. Before you can choose, there is a fire in the office. The fire department arrives, ensures the safety…

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A Leader’s Source of Strength

  • 08/22

Do you recall the parable of the “Lion and the Mouse?” It’s Aesop’s fable about the small rodent who accidentally ran across the face of a mighty but sleeping beast. The sensation of the Mouse’s tiny, rapidly moving feet awakened…

Integrity

The Supreme Quality for Leadership

  • 06/22

We’ve all heard the stories. A respected, seemingly successful company was actually in debt and collapsed. A well-known executive’s sordid personal details enter the spotlight, shattering their image, and forcing a professional — and public — resignation. It sometimes feels…

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Now Hiring: Einstein the Generalist

  • 12/21

Imagine you’re tasked with finding someone to lead your scientific lab or business and you have two candidates to choose from. The first is middle-aged and highly experienced in leading teams of scientists. This candidate went to the best schools…

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True Grit

  • 11/21

What is the truest predictor of success in life and business? No one quite knows. We all can relate stories of the brilliant man who amounted to nothing, or to the determined woman who rose to the top. We’ve all…

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The Value of Being a Generalist

  • 10/21

Business leaders, in their zeal to succeed, often focus on finding a specialist candidate. These are rock star professionals who are better than anyone in the industry at what they do. Often the specialist does one thing or focuses on…

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