Leadership

Innovative HR: Go Beyond the Status Quo

Many small businesses focus on innovation as a means to leapfrog their competition. From new product development to management processes, coming up with better ways to do things is a high priority. Unfortunately, this is one critical area that seems to be often overlooked when it comes to innovation is HR. Read more about Innovative HR: Go Beyond the Status Quo

Talent Acquisition – Five Actionable Ideas for Small Businesses

Small businesses (less than 500 employees) are the backbone of the US economy – yet we’ve all heard the statistics. Over half of our nation’s startups fail within the first 5 years and only one third see their 10th anniversary. But what about those that beat the odds and survive? They account for 49% of private sector employment and a whopping 64% of all net new jobs since 1993.

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Leadership: Directions for Motivation

If you’ve ever been involved in a hiring decision, did you pay any special attention to the competencies and motivation of the applicants? We know that highly skilled and motivated employees will do more, do it better, and be around to do it longer. But have you given as much attention on how to maintain and/or improve employee motivation? Read more about Leadership: Directions for Motivation

Your Employees Want to Fire You

If things seem tense around the office and you’re not sure why, you’ll want to find out ASAP. The problem might not be your employees...

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The Goldilocks Effect: Which Leadership Style Engages Employees the Most?

In the classic children’s tale The Story of the Three Bears, Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty home where three bears reside. She finds that each bear has its own preference for porridge, chairs, and beds. After testing each of these, she determines that two of them are always too much in one extreme (e.g., too hot, too soft); however, one is always just right. Read more about The Goldilocks Effect: Which Leadership Style Engages Employees the Most?

What Kind of Leader are You?

Leadership styles vary, and can vary greatly. Furthermore, a style that might work for one company or industry might be a total bust for another. So… what kind of leader are you? How do you engage your people? What are the characteristics that make you who you are and define how you lead? Read more about What Kind of Leader are You?

Traits That Drive Great Leaders

Leaders in business and government often have a number of personality traits and behaviors that contribute to their greatness. Some leaders inspire an entire generation, like Steve Jobs. Franklin Roosevelt reinvigorated the U.S. during the Great Depression, and JFK is considered by many to be one of the greatest Presidents we’ve ever had, even if he didn’t serve a full term. Read more about Traits That Drive Great Leaders

Wonderlic: Making History

Hear from the CEO and President of Wonderlic, Charlie Wonderlic, on risk taking, the advantages of a family-owned business, and what sets Wonderlic apart from other test publishers.

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Choosing a President Objectively (In an Ideal World)

Presidential candidates come from all walks of life and bring a variety of experiences to the campaign trail. Some are great debaters. Others give rousing speeches. Even physical appearance can make a difference to some voters.

With so much variability (not to mention campaign spin!), how can voters find an easy and objective way to compare and contrast candidates and their qualifications? Read more about Choosing a President Objectively (In an Ideal World)

What If We Treated the Presidency Like Any Other Job?

The race for President is nearing the end but, as always, the media, head-to-head debates, and crafty campaign managers have made it difficult for voters to know fact from fiction. When it really comes down to it, what characteristics and traits truly matter in a President? And how are we supposed to know if each candidate possesses those qualities? Read more about What If We Treated the Presidency Like Any Other Job?

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