Finding Great People

THE ELUSIVE UNICORN - WHY IT'S SO HARD TO MAKE A GREAT HIRE

How to Know When Dual Leadership Makes Sense

We have all heard the phrases, “two heads are better than one,” or, “teamwork makes the dreamwork,” and most of us can name several dynamic duos (Lucy & Desi, Batman and Robin, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak). It was no surprise that these came to mind when one of my clients asked me about...

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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Hiring

In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 55 million people in the U.S. are “gig workers.” That’s over 35% of the U.S. workforce. That number is predicted to increase to 43% by 2020. First of all, what is the Gig Economy? The gig economy is a labor market characterized by the prevalence...

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How to Attract Candidates in a Tight Job Market

The current unemployment rate is around 3.8% and has been hovering right under 4.0% throughout 2019. The unemployment rate is expected to continue at this rate for 2020. What does this mean in terms of hiring and recruiting? This means that the available talent pool is smaller and will be more...

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New Decade New Life?

Have you ever considered why the thoughts you have about yourself matter? Or how they impact your personal and professional results? As much self-work as I have done, it never really occurred to me that my thoughts about myself impacted the results I produced in my life. I used to think that...

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Work, Life, Meaning and the Daily Grind

One of my favorite topics is the notion of work | life balance. It sounds so cliché now, but I started thinking about work | life balance in my early 20s when no one was really talking about it yet. I will never forget, a friend introduced me to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and I...

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Setting An Impossible Goal for 2020 - Part II

In last week’s blog Impossible Goal 2020 Part 1, I shared with you why you should set impossible goals for the coming year, and how to trick your brain into letting you do this—how to “feel the fear and do it anyway.” This week, I want to share with you how to get started setting your...

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Setting An Impossible Goal for 2020

Have you ever noticed that when you begin to set your goals, you struggle with setting ones that seem unattainable or impossible? Have you ever wondered why your brain tells you that setting a goal that seems out of reach is a terrible idea? The good news is that your brain is just doing its...

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Is It Me Or My Boss?

As a talent coach, over the years I’ve heard some real horror stories about managers and bosses. When digging deeper with clients, what I’ve learned is this: yes, there are some truly bad managers out there. But, how do you know if you have a truly horrible boss, or if you just need an...

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How To Ask For A Raise

In continuing with my series on job seekers, this week I’d like to talk about what to do if you think you should be earning more or you want to earn more. There are a variety of options that can help you earn more income; you could create a side hustle, get a license or education that will help...

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How To Make A Career Pivot

In continuing with my series on job seekers, this week I’d like to talk about career pivoting. A career pivot is the act of finding a different career that is still reliant on your current skills, but helps you move into a new trajectory. Often the draw of a career pivot, compared to a career...

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