How To Avoid The 6 Most Common Hiring Errors

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We would like to share with you some of the experiences, information and insights we have gleaned from helping our clients sidestep the six most common hiring errors.

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Helping: An Urgent New Role for Leaders

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Edgar H. Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management. This article is based on his latest book, Helping: How to Offer, Give and Receive Help (Berrett-Koehler, 2009). Leaders are increasingly finding themselves in situations where they need help from subordinates, and in which subordinates are asking for help in areas where leaders are not experts. To manage either situation effectively, a leader will have to develop a degree of humility and specific process skills. Readers will learn how to achieve those difficult goals in this article by the dean of organizational behaviour.

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Compelling Visions: Content, Context, Credibility and Collaboration

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Jeffrey Gandz is Professor, Managing Director Program Design, Executive Development, Richard Ivey School of Business. The vision thing is still with us, but while leaders insist in having a compelling vision, the fact is that many both the leaders and the visions leave people standing still, unmoved. A leader who engages stakeholders when developing a vision will, in the end, articulate one that resonates strongly and impels people to act. One of my favorite Peanuts cartoons shows Lucy, once again, lecturing Charlie Brown on the meaning of life:

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To Win the Respect of Followers, Leaders Need Personality Intelligence

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Michael Maccoby is a leadership consultant, psychoanalyst and anthropologist. He is the author, most recently, of The Leaders We Need and What Makes Us Follow, and Narcissistic Leaders:  Who Succeeds and Who Fails (both books, Harvard Business School Press, 2007). He has taught at Harvard Business School, l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and Said Business School, Oxford University.

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15 Great Leadership Questions

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Author: John M. McKee is the founder and CEO of BusinessSuccessCoach.net Many leaders fail to effectively tap in to the knowledge and experience of their team. Executive and leadership coach John M. McKee says this is like working with one hand tied behind the back. In this article, he shares questions any leader can use to improve results and morale.

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How To Avoid The 6 Most Common Hiring Errors

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We would like to share with you some of the experiences, information and insights we have gleaned from helping our clients sidestep the six most common hiring errors.

1. Experience Doesn’t Always Count When it comes to hiring, often entirely too much emphasis is placed on the past. Experience is what commonly is sought in job candidates and experience is often viewed as the ultimate

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