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6 Cold, Hard Facts About Your “Awful” Boss (or maybe it’s you?)

– Why 46% of people quit their jobs? – Bad boss or dull employee? – How to have a good boss Have you ever had a good boss?  When I ask this to a group, I’m lucky to get 10% of hands raised.  When I ask, have you ever had abad boss, the response is +80%. … Continue reading

Business Casual or Business Casualty? Take the Test!

Answer 7 easy questions to learn your business dress IQ. Continue reading

What a Rock Star and CEO have in common

Master = Good Student When Employee is Ready, Good Boss Appears Nobody Gets Better Being Comfortable An interviewer once asked Neil Pert, the legendary rock drummer, why he still took lessons.  He is, after all an icon, a Master Drummer who’s won numerous professional awards, been inducted in several rock Hall of Fames, and was … Continue reading

Career Advice from Marcus Aurelius, CEO

8 Tips from the Emperor How to Become a God in 10 Days Why Praise Doesn’t Matter Marcus Aurelius ran the biggest multi-national of its day, Rome Inc. He headed the army, the superpower of its time. He was “hands on”, leading from the front, literally sitting around the camp fire with his troops on … Continue reading

Everything You Want to Know About Psychometrics (But Were Afraid To Ask!)

It was 444 BC when Empodocles noticed that people seemed to act in 4 distinctly different ways.  Ever since, we’ve been trying to figure out – and predict– how people behave. For 26 years I’ve used psychometrics to predict performance.  So whether you’re a candidate taking one or an HR professional administering one, here’s everything you … Continue reading

3 Ways To Idiot-proof Your Résumé

 3 Features / 2 Columns / 1 Function = Your Payoff   Idiot-proof your résumé because it will surely be read by idiots.  I should know; I’m one.    By ‘idiot’ I don’t mean intellectually deficient (ok, maybe sometimes). I mean people who lack the age, experience, maturity, motivation, desire, or curiosity to comprehend your … Continue reading

If Managers Were Scientists: 8 Things I Learned in 20 Minutes with Don Peppers

Don Peppers is: a “Top 50 Business Brains” by The Times of London “Top 100 Business Intellectuals” by Accenture 50 “most influential thinkers in marketing and business today”; UK’s Chartered Institute for Marketing Hall of Fame, Direct Marketing Association (US; 2013) Here’s 8 things I learned in 20 minutes when interviewing him for the business … Continue reading

How To Hire a Head Hunter: 10 questions that rarely get asked

Need to use an executive search firm? Here’s my insider advice on How To Hire A Head Hunter. Ten questions that rarely get asked.   1.  What’s your firm’s capacity for research? If a firm doesn’t have dedicated researchers, a large database, networked computers, and consultants who can think laterally to assist you, you’re about to … Continue reading

How To Recruit in Australia (and 11 Reasons Why You Should)

How to Recruit in Australia (and 11 Reasons Why You Should) Dr. Duff Watkins is a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia       After living – and recruiting—in  Australia (from the US), for 35 years I can tell you that Australians may look and sound a lot like you but they … Continue reading

The Only Management Advice You’ll Ever Need (or, how to get YOUR face on a bank note)

You don’t get your face on a $100 US note for nothing. Especially if you’re chubby, bespectacled, balding and ineloquent. But Benjamin Franklin did. Moreover, aside from being a renowned scientist and famous diplomat, he was also a big hit with the ladies. (His time as US Ambassador to France is the stuff of legend.) Here’s … Continue reading

Why the Smartest People Say “NO”

by Kevin Ashton   [edited by Duff Watkins] World famous psychology professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Mike C. as he’s known in the trade) once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most interesting things about his project was how many people said “no.”Management writer Peter … Continue reading

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