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The Most Annoying Interview Question That Interviewers Need to Stop Asking

By Patty Azzarello

It's surely the most annoying and predictable interview question that ever gets asked: "What is your greatest weakness?"

I'll start out by saying that I hate this question. Everyone hates this question.

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What a "Shark" Looks For When Hiring Managers and Salespeople

By John Hollon

I'm not sure if you ever watch the ABC show Shark Tank, but it's hardly the place you would expect to find good advice on hiring.

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5 Ways to Be a Great Leader — Whether You Have a Title or Not

By Karlyn Borysenko

You may think of the “leaders” in your organization as the ones at the top of the organizational chart, but true leadership isn’t dependent on a title or a reporting structure.

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As Another Survey Makes Clear, It May Be Time to Rethink the Obsession Over Engagement

By John Hollon

Is it finally time for businesses and organizations to quit worrying and fixating about employee engagement? 

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It's Not Complicated: Here Are 5 Keys to Assessing Employee Performance

By Michael Timms

Succession planning is most often successful when leadership development activities are focused on the people with the most potential.

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Here's a Secret About Performance Management: Your Leadership Team Needs to Own It

By Carol Anderson

It is now time for all good consultants and vendors everywhere to jump on the performance management bandwagon.

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Do You Know What the Job Seeker of Today is REALLY Looking For?

By Cord Himelstein

There was a time before job sites and social networks when hiring was done completely in the dark, and the hiring organization held all the cards. Nowadays job seekers use sites like Glassdoor and LinkedIn to not only search for job offers, but research the hiring company, compare average salaries, and get the inside scoop on culture from their social networks.

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The Surprising Tool That Many Organizations Are Using to Both Recruit AND Retain Employees

By John Hollon

In the never ending search to find and keep great talent, benefits are becoming a bigger and bigger piece of the puzzle. 

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When It Comes to Employee Feedback, Consider the Power of Positive Reinforcement

By Lee Ellis

If you follow the dialogue model, you will have regular opportunities to give feedback — not just at performance evaluation time. However, it’s so important and so often not done that I want to address the consistent practice of feedback, separately and specifically.

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Can You Lead a Team When You Don't Understand Their Work?

By Patty Azzarello

As a manager, particularly as a CEO or general manager, you sometimes are going to be in the position of leading a group whose function you have no experience in, and frankly, don’t have a clue about!

Before I get to the specifics here, I want to say: This is OK.

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