Interviews

Thoughts on Lou Adler’s “Hire with your Head”

By | Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | October 15, 2014 | 0 comment

Interviews can devolve into an acting job for your candidates if the questions are not based on past performance but are purely hypothetical. Questions like Adler’s second one (“If you were to get this job, how would you…”) allow candidates to take a flight of fancy and answer the way they feel the interviewer wants.

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3 Tactics for Successful Interviews

By | Candidate Advice ,Hiring Process ,Interviews ,News ,Selection | April 30, 2014 | 0 comment

After working so hard to get that interview it’s time show the employer you have what it takes for the job. Don’t be out done by your resume, live up to it.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 9

By | Interviews ,Leadership ,News | April 9, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 9

Business executives get comparatively little training on how to effectively influence others. Their personal comportment can help or hinder the situation. The psychological importance of getting others to maintain focus in the face of complexity, challenges, interruptions and competing objectives is sadly underestimated.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | July 10, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

Most Canadians do not understand the modern Canadian Forces. It is an institution that is driven by transformational leadership (not transactional “do this because it is an order” management) and leadership development began the day I joined. The Canadian military is also a very progressive, open minded and thinking organisation that strives to build inclusive and cohesive teams. The basic culture and approach in the military is the same as any good private enterprise. Therefore, adjustment to “civilian work” was very easy.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 4

By | Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | June 6, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 4

All leaders must make decisions with imperfect knowledge, uncertainty, and risk. With a little humility, the willingness to accept that they don’t have all the answers, and the courage to ask for advice and help, leaders can make a difference and perform better under all conditions as the conductor of a team rather than a one-man band.

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