Tag: style

Is your Leadership Style Pandemic Proof?

Will certain types of leaders rise to the occasion of the coronavirus pandemic while others stumble or fall? Learn more from Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of 10 books and 150+ scientific papers on the psychology of talent, leadership, innovation, and AI.   Do We Need A Different Type Of Leader During A Crisis Like The Coronavirus Pandemic   Although there are many examples, most…

Do you believe your HR leadership style is that of a “coach”?

I read an article in The New Yorker on the importance of “Coaching” by Atul Gawande.  Atul is a writer and a surgeon, smart and creative and I should hate him, but he’s so freaking brilliant! From the article: The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but they teach. They’re not your boss—in professional tennis, golf, and skating, the athlete…

The 3 Dimensions of a Job: Style, Pace, Risk

I’ve spent over 25 years in human capital management and I’ve gotten 10 certifications in the space. Through the use and study of various assessments and workforce analytics, I can tell you that every job at any company contains some sense of nuance that can make it unique. But, by and large, there are three key dimensions that make up every role: style, pace,…

WEBINAR!! I GOT YOUR TEXT: 5 Ways Smart Recruiters Use Technology and Communication Style to Close More Candidates

It’s never been harder to gain the attention of the best candidates on the recruiting trail. After all, we are in peak economic cycle, the best candidates are gainfully/happily employed, and it’s easy for them to ignore your pitch for the open positions you’re working. Never fear, the gang at FOT is here to help. If you’re not getting the response rate you’d like…

Remember, Clueless Management Never Goes Out of Style

It’s late summer, everybody out here in the People’s Republic of California seem to be on vacation, and Labor Day is still a couple of weeks away. So, it’s time for some old school clueless management from the good people over at Tronc. Don’t know what “Tronc” is? I’d be surprised if you did, but it’s the silly name given to the company that…

Scared Straight – OFCCP Style!

Being a parent of three boys I’ve always been a fan of the theory behind “Scared Straight”! Your kids don’t listen to you, they’re getting in trouble, just send them down to the local prison and have them meet with some inmates! I mean what could go wrong? In adult life, we don’t have many ‘scared straight’ opportunities. Maybe you painted the front door…

The Top 25 Rap Lyrics That Shaped My Leadership Style

It’s the Holidays and I’m taking a break from writing and sharing some of my most read posts of 2016! Enjoy!  This post was actually written in 2012 at the end of series of 25 posts I did. It’s crazy, but ever since it’s been one of my most read posts each year since. Rap lyrics and leadership make for great SEO! I’ve also…

“It’s My Style” Is No Excuse For Bad Leadership

We were working with a business not too long ago and during a discussion on how to help improve employee performance one of the managers described how he handled the review process. Based on how he described it, let’s just say I wouldn’t expect much improvement in performance. When I asked him why he chose to engage employees in the way he did, he…

Paul Hebert drops a Knowledge Bomb

Pop culture. Gotta love it! Game of Thrones. REALLY gotta love it. If you’re a fan of the HBO series stop reading and just click here to register for a Fistful of Talent webinar (you know FOT webinars go to 11) “RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams.” For those that need more convincing I’ll simply leave…

2015 Top Post: Top 25 Rap Lyrics That Shaped My Leadership Style

I’m on vacation this week, so you’re getting a best of week from The Project. These are the most read posts of 2015 to this point. Enjoy!  Last year I did blog series on The Top 25 Rap Lyrics that shaped my leadership style.  The posts, individually, still get clicked a ton, so I decided to do a compilation of the 25 posts to…

5 Things Naming Your Conference Rooms Says About Your Leadership Style

My boy Tim Sackett and I recently had the pleasure of being on the Meridian Knowledge L&D Hangout series, where we waxed poetic a bit on all things leadership.  It was a good conversation, but I want to capture one thing that was said because I think it’s incredibly interesting.  Here’s how the conversation went: Tim: Naming your company’s conference rooms is the same…

Secrets of C-Suite style

How many ambidextrous CEOs do you know who part their hair down the middle, ride a bike to work while carrying a sack lunch in their back pack, park the bike and don a pair of shorts for the workday, and find time in a 50-hour work week to exercise …