Finding Great People

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

3 Tips To Outsource Effectively

In last week’s blog, I shared outsourcing as an interim plan to avoid hiring out of desperation when you need help. In addition to having a plan to outsource, there are best practices you can use to be more effective if you decide to outsource. There are three things you can do to be a pro at...

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Need To Hire Someone Fast?

You’re in a bind. You need to hire someone quickly because someone just left and now you are doing it all. If this is you and you are ready to hire out of desperation let me just caution you to take time to stop and think about how hiring out of desperation will affect your bottom line,...

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How To Hire In A Tight Job Market

Have you noticed all the recent news about how the unemployment rate continues to remain low or even drop? Most people see our 3.6% unemployment rate as positive news. But for those of us who are hiring, there’s a catch: fewer active job seekers and a smaller, potentially less qualified, talent...

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Four Steps To Become A Hiring Pro

When you think about your next key hire, is it overwhelming? Intimidating? Do you find yourself thinking that you don’t have time to hire? I have good news - there are four steps that will make it easier to make your next key hire. If you are like me, you are always looking for tools or...

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10 Steps to Becoming a More Conscious Leader

One of the things I have always loved about Austin is the entrepreneurial spirit of the city. We are known for our city-wide slogan "Keep Austin Weird." In fact, it is one of the few cities I know that not only supports but strongly embraces the concept of locally owned businesses. One of...

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6 Steps To Live Your Leadership

I have had the opportunity to work with some of the top leadership talent in the Real Estate industry. When I reflect on my career, and life, I am able to see how much I learned from them. I learned things like how to schedule my time, how to plan, how to manage employees, how to hire and...

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Should "You Do You" As A Leader?

I’ve been putting a lot of thought into how our leadership style affects the hiring and retention process. We spend a lot of time thinking about candidates and their characteristics and skills but one of the things I find that is often missing is a lack of time evaluating ourselves and our...

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No Man Is An Island

I’m sure you have heard the catchphrase, “No man is an island,” but have you ever wondered what it means or where it came from? It came from John Donne and few people know the context from which this came to be written. "Donne was Dean of St. Paul’s and in his last years of life, he became...

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Confidence is Key

Do you think of yourself as confident? Or does this feel arrogant? Do you think confidence is a learned skill or one we are born with? I used to think that self-confidence was something you were born with - either you had it or you didn’t. As I gained more experience and felt more confident...

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What's Your Top Five?

The last few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about my past. Maybe it is because my dad passed away at this time two years ago or maybe I just slipped back into old patterns. Regardless, what I realized is when I focus on the negative things from my past I am filled with regret and can easily...

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