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Please, No Silly Slogans

27 December, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Good leadership is a lot more than silly slogans, clever jingles or inspirational posters hanging on the walls. We all know how important teamwork is.  It is critical to the success of the organization — quality produced, service delivered.  But why, then, do so many companies take such an important concept and trivialize it with […] Read more»

Recruiting:  There Is No Single Formula for Getting It Right

7 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A central question for executive recruiters, or people who hire executive recruiters, is this:  are you filling an order or are you engaging in a comprehensive journey to find a qualified executive who will “fit” in the client organization and deliver sustainable value? As I have written in the past, the vast majority of recruiters […] Read more»

The “WHY” Question

17 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Why do you want to work here? A seven-word question that is one of the most important that a potential employer should ask. That three-letter word “why” is so powerful.  It is amazingly global because it touches on the culture and values of the organization, the candidate’s value proposition — why should we hire you, […] Read more»