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Moving From Good to Great

Posted: February 25, 2014

The old adage ‘People are your most important asset’ turns out to be wrong. People are not your most important asset. The right people are. Jim Collins, in his book entitled “Good To Great” mentions that many of the good-to-great companies did not take a requisition-driven approach to finding the best people; instead, they attempted to “inject an endless stream of talent” into their organizations, sometimes without a job in mind. A key part of the “get the right people on the bus” approach is not selling a set vision to potential candidates. If people get on your bus because...

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The Ten Commandments of Employee On-Boarding

Posted: February 11, 2014

The first day of any job is always stressful and a little overwhelming. Everything from navigating the corporate culture, to figuring out the copy machine. Its not easy to learn the in and outs of a new workplace, but usually within a few weeks you become a pro at water cooler chitchat and working the office machinery. Now imagine starting on your first day, but this time you have little to no direction about what you should be doing, or you find out your new gig is drastically different than you imagined. Did you know these kinds of problems can...

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