Last week I got an email that went like this. “Dear colleagues, Please join me for the next Global Conversation webcast on December 10th. All the details are in my blog post. Best — ” It was short and snappy, which was good. It was clear and fairly
Romualdo Faura Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this is […]
A number of years ago, I came to a surprising observation:a) I realized people need to make a lot of decisions (big and small)b) For the most part, decisions get more difficult over time. (There are lots of decisions that simply go away, as you build process and patterns, but the ones you do have to make are harder)Why is that? Why do decisions get harder?Quite simply: There's what is known as "survivorship bias". Basically, the reason decisions you're trying to still make are so hard, is becaus
Every company needs to hire great people. But many companies can’t seem to find them.Maybe the problem doesn’t lie with the candidates – maybe the problem lies with you.Here are some ways your hiring process may be driving away some of the best candidates:1. You haven’t decided what you really need.Job descriptions often include laundry lists of required attributes. The “perfect candidate” must possess an impossibly broad set of skills, qualities, credentials, experiences, etc.When you say you w
How can organizations encourage their employees to act responsibly and to voice their values effectively and constructively when they see things that put the firm and its reputation, not to mention public safety and wellbeing, at risk?