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When It Comes to Interviewing Women, Men Can Be Stupid

By Yves Lermusi

Can the attractiveness of an individual impact your judgment? What if Mr. or Ms. Universe came for an interview in your office? Would it lead to the same outcome as that of an average looking person?

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What Color is Your Parachute?

By Yves Lermusi

I spent last week with Dick Bolles, the author of the famous book, “What Color is Your Parachute?
As a true professional with close to 40 years in the career industry, there is little he hasn’t seen.

The core message of his book is that when one looks for a career, it’s not simply a matter of looking for something out there to do, but rather a way to clarify what it is one wants to do. The core methodology used to arrive at this conclusion is the flower exercise. The flower exercise is a way to review all important elements for a career and is a worthwhile endeavor.

The only view I have that contrasts with that of Dick’s is the belief that one’s preferred skill set does not always correlate with the areas in which one performs best. Too often we are made aware of this reality when we watch aspiring singers who believe they’re the best at what they do, when in reality there are many others who can sing better than they can. See here for a funny example. That is why we designed Checkster. Checkster provides a way for you to make sure you get confidential feedback regarding your strengths and weaknesses so that you don’t pursue the wrong path. Try it for yourself here; the basic version is free here.

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How Winning Leaders Make Great Judgment Calls

By Yves Lermusi

The latest book, Judgment, by Noel M. Tichy and Warren G. Bennis, claims that great leaders are defined by their judgment calls.The authors categorize judgment calls into three domains: people, strategy, and crisis.

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The end of "The War for Talent" as we know it

By Yves Lermusi

I highly recommend the latest article from McKinsey called "Making Talent a strategic priority".

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Among the best articles in the McKinsey Quarterly for 2007

By Yves Lermusi

We were pleased to discover that “How Businesses Are Using Web 2.0: A McKinsey Global Survey,” is one of the most read articles of 2007 for the McKinsey Quarterly.

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Are You Using Collective Intelligence for Talent Management?

By Yves Lermusi

We wrote an article on ERE (full article here) explaining the concept of collective intelligence for talent management.

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Top 3 signs of a miserable job: Immeasurement

By Yves Lermusi

If you like novels but need to look serious on the plane, try reading the entertaining book, “The Three Signs of a Miserable Job,” and learn a new word: Immeasurement.

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Best City for US Workers

By Yves Lermusi

Once you’ve settled into a city and neighborhood, it is often difficult to move, and rightfully so since community and friends are often seen as important factors to one’s happiness.

But what about the days when you dream about having a possible life in that great city of New York? Well, a recent study shows that New York is very polarizing, while the San Francisco bay area offers much support!!

Workers' Top 10 Preferred Metropolitan Areas

Survey respondents say their preferred, top ten metropolitan areas for job relocation are:

  1. San Diego
  2. San Francisco
  3. New York
  4. Atlanta
  5. Boston
  6. Austin
  7. Denver
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Seattle
  10. Portland, Ore.

The top ten least preferred cities for relocation are (some cities made both lists):

  1. New York
  2. Detroit
  3. Los Angeles
  4. New Orleans
  5. Las Vegas
  6. Albuquerque
  7. Chicago
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth
  9. Omaha
  10. Milwaukee
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Why does ongoing feedback matter for learning?

By Yves Lermusi

Imagine you want to learn something new or are in charge of learning and development at your organization where there is a need to learn something new.

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Are we delusional about our abilities?

By Yves Lermusi

 

We all know the saying, we are our own worst critic, but is it true? If so, what can we do about it?

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