A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

What’s In Your Garden?

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 You’ve got the space and the vision. You were lucky enough to inherit a few mature gems and, in your search for new wonders, you find some just budding. You stumble across some with great potential and discover some…

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Hiring Is Everything!

A Guest Post by Ben Eubanks   Recently I ran across a very interesting employee handbook for Valve, a small software company. The handbook talks about the culture and what it’s like working there in intricate detail, but one section really blew my mind. At Valve, they don’t hire managers or have any supervisors. They…

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Four Questions

A lot of attention has been given lately to the recruitment and selection process and ensuring a good fit for the organization.  Indeed, if this process breaks down, you’ll have an employee churn problem and who wants that?   Recruitment is all about determining where, when and how you’re going to fish for qualified applicants….

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Holding Out

How often do we refuse our fate under the guise of holding out for the right thing?    There is an old story of a young man in Alaska traveling to Florida.  He’s hitchhiking in freezing temperatures and he’s so cold, he can barely hold his sign.  A friendly trucker comes along and offers the…

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Out With The Old

I had a garage sale today.  I try to have one every year as I accumulate a lot of crap. Anyway, I heard the saying “out with the old, in with the new” multiple times today.  I’ve heard that saying before during previous garage sales…and I’ve always joked and/or thought to myself, “that’s right…I’ll buy…

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They’re not talking…so now what?

I ran into a colleague the other day who had been interviewing for one of his vacancies.  Upon asking about the selection, I learned he had identified his top candidate but then changed his mind because he couldn’t get a reference. WHAT?  His assumption was that if the candidate’s ex-employers weren’t offering references, the candidate…

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