Finding Great People

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

Does Your Talent Profile Match Your Candidate?

Have you ever been in the middle of the hiring process, and wonder if a candidate is the right fit? Are you tempted to just “go with your gut”? Well, don’t. There is an art and a science to finding the right person for the job. The science of making a great hire involves using a process to...

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Is It A Bad Hire Or Is It Me?

Have you ever hired someone and suspected it was a bad hire, but question if it really was a bad hire, or if it was you? Well, there is a way to determine if it truly is a bad hire… If you follow my blogs, you know I am a big believer in creating and following a hiring process to greatly...

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Six Skills For Living Your Purpose

In one of my last blogs, I wrote about the obstacles you will encounter when living your purpose. This week I want to give you six skills to help you live your purpose. Before we examine the skills, let’s start by defining what purpose means. First, I believe there are two ways to think about...

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The Four Obstacles to Living Your Purpose

Have you ever wondered why you get scared when you set a big goal? Or why living your purpose seems so difficult? Well, I have good news. The biggest obstacle you will face is your primitive brain. Let me explain. I am not a neuroscientist, but I have a basic understanding of how our...

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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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