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Would You Hire Them Again?

When I talk to the Supervisors, Managers and Executives who make hiring decisions, I usually start out asking “How many of you have can claim a 100% success rate with the people you’ve hired?” People tend to look around, embarrassed that they are not raising their hand, only to laugh […]

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Mid-Level Excellence Starts with the Definition

One of the challenges of training is that while everyone is unique and every organziation special, there is a universality that exists in the experience of being a mid-level manager no matter where you work. And while large firms have more levels within the middle range than small firm, and not-for-profits […]

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Now is the Time to Raise the Bar for ALL Employees

The old 80-20 Rule is alive and well in the way that most managers manage their employees. Many think that only 20% of their direct reports are of “go-to” caliber. Even with the current economic downturn, a model popularized by Jack Welsh many years ago at GE (that 20% of […]

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