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Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies

Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies

Harvard School Professor Clayton Christensen coined the phrase Disruptive Innovation to describe technology and products that would challenge the status quo by achieving better performance goals more simply, with a…

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We Can’t Ask About Salary?!

We Can’t Ask About Salary?!

California has joined Oregon, Delaware, Massachusetts, and New York City as areas with laws banning all employers from asking about pay history. What led to the establishment of these laws?…

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Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Most job descriptions just list generic duties and responsibilities that can look interchangeable for different jobs.  Candidates are not attracted to such descriptions, and those documents don’t provide interviewers any…

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Exit Options for Entrepreneurs

Exit Options for Entrepreneurs

We love working with entrepreneurs.  They have an infectious work ethic, and have great stories about how they started and grew their businesses.  They speak about their companies with the…

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Getting to “YES” on Job Offers

Getting to “YES” on Job Offers

It used to be that to get a top executive, you figured out what salary you wanted to pay, offered a bonus that might be discretionary, and extended the offer. …

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The Truth on What Candidates Want to Know

The Truth on What Candidates Want to Know

When a hiring manager conducts an interview, he or she is usually most concerned about what to ask the candidate, and how to evaluate the candidate’s answers qualitatively.  Most interviewers…

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Why Not to Extend a Job Offer Too Soon

Why Not to Extend a Job Offer Too Soon

Many employers, correctly seeking to act quickly on a good candidate, put together and extend offers as soon as they decide a candidate is right for them.  The minute the…

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Why Behavioral Based Interviews with Context Are Vital

Why Behavioral Based Interviews with Context Are Vital

More and more companies are moving to Competency Based (also called Behavior-Based) interviewing.  We feel strongly that Performance-Based interviewing yields better hires, when compared to competency-based interviewing.  We are advocates…

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The Problem with Buzzwords

The Problem with Buzzwords

We read a lot of web pages (while sourcing candidates), and we read a lot of resumes.  We have noticed more and more the homogenization and commoditization of language –…

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Is Your Strategic Plan Increasing Company Value? – Larry O’Toole, Yosemite Associates
Is Your Strategic Plan Increasing Company Value? – Larry O’Toole, Yosemite Associates

Is Your Strategic Plan Increasing Company Value? – Larry O’Toole, Yosemite Associates

In executing your annual strategic plan, do you know what its impact will be on the future value of your company? As a CEO for 20 years, I’ve led teams in developing…...

Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies
Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies

Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies

Harvard School Professor Clayton Christensen coined the phrase Disruptive Innovation to describe technology and products that would challenge the status quo by achieving better performance goals more simply, with a…...

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