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What Do We Tell Her About The Future of Work?

Today’s college graduates will change careers, not jobs, 4-6 times.   In the Industrial Revolution, we found a good job, which gave us predictability and survival. By and large, political and religious leaders, our educational system and parents fell in line pushing the promise of predictability and survival over fulfillment.

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The Single Most Important Trait in a Hire? Surprise!

“Years ago, we were in the midst of making a difficult hiring decision between three very good attorneys. You made a statement that left a deep impression on me. I asked for your opnion and you said, ‘Hire the candidate that is going to be the most grateful.’”   This

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7 Questions Every CEO Needs To Answer About Talent

I wrote The Workplace Engagement Solution with a commitment to define a practical and actionable response to disengagement. It’s a big deal. According to Gallup’s last global survey about 87% of the world’s workers are disengaged. In our country, billions of productivity per day are removed from our economy because so many

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Engagement. Mid-Management’s Final Frontier!

Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.   Warren Bennis   In a recent Harvard Business School study, mid-managers emerged as the most disengaged of all workers. This isn’t a big surprise. Mid-managers are overworked, undervalued and are the most at-risk employees during lay-offs.  

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Why Goals Don’t Work

“Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.”   Stephen Covey   For much of my early professional life, I was a sales manager in the staffing industry. I worked in three multi-national companies and one highly robust local firm.   During

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Why Active Learners Own the Future

We used to derive our security from a job. Today we find our security from growth.   In many ways, I believe this was always the case. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “I believe the most important characteristic parents ought to foster in their children is curiosity.”   Active learning is

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