From the Archive: Lessons on Talent from Theodore Roosevelt

When struck with a bout of writer’s block I reach back into the archive and find something I thought was good. This piece makes that grade.  Theodore Roosevelt was known for his bold leadership during his presidency. He is considered to have had one of the most successful and talented administrations. A major reason for …

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From the Archives- Future Friday: Five Future Facts You Need to Know

I am on vacation therefore I have reached back into the archives to bring you an interesting post with important information. This was originally posted on May 23, 2014. Here are some interesting projections into the future that I ran across. Some of these are projections for the year 2030. The year 2030 is a …

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Improving solutions for Talent Acquisition

What do you get when you cross a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and an interest in the talent acquisition space? The answer is Jonathan F. Kestenbaum, who is the Executive Director at Talent Tech Labs. I had the opportunity to meet with him this past week at Talent Tech Labs in New York City. The introduction …

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All-Star Startup Team: 4 Must-Fill Positions

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org Maintaining a successful startup is a tricky venture. More than nine out of every 10 startups will eventually fail — 93 percent of them to be exact, according to Business insider. There are dozens of factors as to why some startups succeed and most don’t, and there …

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Future Friday: Five Future Facts You Need to Know

Here are some interesting projections into the future that I ran across. Some of these are projections for the year 2030. The year 2030 is a mere 16 years away. I will guess that most of you reading this may still be in your HR career with yet a long way to go. Despite the …

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Do Your Star Employees have the Right Stuff? Do they have True Grit?

  We have just had The Academy Awards presented. (You will have to pay attention to the news or watched the show to know the winners.) The Oscars are all about talent, recognizing people who are good at what they do. Some of these people are recognized for work done early in their careers, but …

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ABR: A Key Acronym in the War for Talent

  I don’t often write on recruitment or talent acquisition. I leave that to the bazillion other HR bloggers who specialize in that field. However, an article written by Brent Rasmussen, the president of CareerBuilder North America, caught my eye and made me think of this important acronym in the war for talent. Four behaviors …

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What is talent?

  The term “talent” is used a great deal in HR. We have talent management, talent acquisition, talent reports, people are referred to as “talent” and they are managed by talent managers. I ask the question “What is talent?” because I don’t necessarily have a good definition. 10,000 hours Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, popularized the …

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Dealing with Prima Donna Star Performers

  Introduction Every organization has to rely on its talent to succeed. But sometimes you have to deal with someone who has taken on the persona of a “prima donna” and thus may be difficult to deal with. Guest blogger Dave Clemens provides us with some advice of dealing with these employees. Every organization has …

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How Important is Strategy?

The answer to that question is VERY IMPORTANT. It matters in whatever kind of business you are running. Seth Godin says in Strategy matters more than ever, “When everyone is playing the same game, your execution is critical.” But he points out that how well you execute may not be sufficient. Basically he asks the …

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