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Recruiting Tips: 3 Red Flags for a Bad Recruit

“How did we miss that?” Isn’t that what we all ask when we are forced to release a new hire back into the wilds of job search land. Maybe we turn to somebody on the team and say, “Did you

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Great Teams Have One Thing in Common

The type of team doesn’t matter—business, professional sports, volunteers, Fantasy Football. The type of industry you’re in doesn’t matter. The size of the team doesn’t matter. To be great, any team needs just one thing: a high percentage of star

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6 Strategies for Turning New Employees into Winners

Growing up, I spent a lot of time on my grandparents’ farm. I watched my grandfather plant crops every year. It was amazing how much effort he had to put in during the planting season. The only other time that

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4 Non-negotiables for Winning Leadership

Winning leaders are people who make positive things happen. For me, that’s the definition of leadership. If you aren’t making things happen with your team, you’re just running a social club. Benjamin Hooks, a civil rights leader and the former

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How to Spot a Winner Early On

If you have a business to run, you need to find good employees who can make a contribution right away. Of course they’ll need training before they reach maximum effectiveness, but they need to be able to add some kind

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Why Snipers Are the Worst Role Models for Leaders

In the military, snipers are cool—if they’re on your side. That’s why they make so many movies about them. They’re highly-trained loners. They have an air of mystery about them. They operate quietly, in the shadows, swinging the military advantage

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Guidelines Work, Rules Don’t

When it comes to managing people, what’s better—making rules or creating guidelines? Rules are rigid and binding. They imply that they will be enforced and there will be negative consequences if they are not followed. For example, if you see


Do You Talk to Trees?

You can talk all you want, but a tree won’t listen. Sound familiar? How many times in your life, with only the best intentions, have you talked to someone who was doing stupid things? You tried to help them out, only

What Did Vince Lombardi Do When He Went to Green Bay?

At age 45, in 1959, Vince Lombardi got his first head coaching job at the remote outpost of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He spent years working as an assistant with the championship New York Giants. He was even considered to be

A Pig with a Pink Ribbon Is Still a Pig

You can wash a pig and spray it with perfume. You can put a pink ribbon around it or dress it in a pretty pig dress. It’ll look good. It’ll smell good. It will seem transformed! But let them outside and they will happily run