Category Archives: People

  • Response To: Hiring for Diversity



    As someone who’s hired A LOT of people in the past, Sky Northern Security Alliance’s founder and CEO, Michael Argast, had some thoughts about Robert Murray’s October blog on hiring for diversity. Here’s what he had to say: How Do You Account For and Address Unconscious, or Prevent Conscious, Biases? Often ‘best candidate for the job’ [...]

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  • Hire Diversity? Or Hire the Best Candidate?



    Recently I was reminded of the continuous, but often conflicting, chatter I hear about meritocracy and the hire diversity balance. It has become an issue that forward-thinking leaders need to sort out. The “Need to Hire Diversity” In virtually every industry I work in as an executive coach, I hear about the need for a fair and [...]

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  • Dragons, Accountability and Corporate Culture



    “When you first got here we thought you were a dragon!  That you were going to destroy us!” This is one of the best comments I’ve ever received from a client’s employee. I was considered a dragon because I put in an accountability practice that was considered very harsh compared to what employees were used to.  New [...]

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  • The Secret Ingredient to Create Trust in the Workplace



    At work, we depend on one another to be consistent and dependable.  Both are very important attributes to building trust in the workplace.  But what about when a person is consistent AND dependable but you still aren’t able to trust?  My theory:  congruency.  Why? Because it’s how I define that ‘hinky’ feeling I get when [...]

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  • Measuring Corporate Culture



    This article was originally published on Robert Murray’s personal website.  Read the original article here. Almost every organization on the planet these days is talking about improving their corporate culture. I truly hope (and yes, I know ‘Hope’ is not a management tool) that they are serious about it and it is not just another corporate [...]

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  • Emotional Leadership



    Every human on the planet makes decisions emotionally first.  It is only after the emotional commitment that we then back up our decision with data.  This is why embracing emotional leadership is worth your time. Those that say otherwise will lie about other things too. The Brainstem Our brains are wired into a number of different areas, [...]

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  • 14 Strategies for Networking Success



    This is a guest blog post by FX Risk Consultant Pascale Hansen. Relationships form the core of our human lives. No one has ever been successful alone, which is why networking is so important. Networking is essential to personal and professional success; as who you know always matters.  If someone you know and trust recommends you [...]

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  • 21 Best Practices in Leadership Development



    Leadership Development is Important Research and experience show that the quality of leadership affects employee effort and productivity; the ability to attract and retain talent; customer service and retention; profitability and market capitalization. Leadership development, done well, is a powerful way to build talent, unlock the potential of your people, improve individual and organizational performance, and [...]

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  • Personal Brands Are The Way Of The Future – What’s Yours?



    Organizations spend a significant portion of their annual budget every year on marketing and branding. Large Fortune-sized companies even have departments staffed with brand zealots working tirelessly to ensure that the corporate brand is never misrepresented by employees, contractors, and partners. However, very few business leaders spend any time or effort in their own personal [...]

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  • Consensus in Teamwork and Team Building



    Team building is not about agreement The biggest mistake people make when thinking about teamwork, collaboration, or team building is to assume that it’s all about agreement. Not true. Solid teamwork is not about always being in agreement. It’s about building enough trust and respect that we want to hear each other out even when we [...]

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