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January 31, 2017

Employers have long looked for the holy grail of predictors of exceptional future performers. What is that one thing that, if found in candidates, would assure success and a great addition to the team?

The long held perspective is that past performance is the best predictor of future performance, but what is the one thing that foretells exceptional performance?

Remarkable talent and intelligence, both IQ and more recently social or emotional intelligence, have been touted as the thing, not to me...

January 23, 2017

On January 1, 2017 the French government instituted sweeping changes governing workplaces in France. Although the aim of the new law was to provide employers with greater flexibility in relation to their workforce, the “right to disconnect” provisions seem to have attracted a lot of attention. The law requires employers to make their expectations clear with employees once a year with regards to sending and receiving work emails and phone calls outside of regular work hours.

France is the latest...

January 17, 2017

Ray Hebert, a brilliant business strategist, entrepreneurial coach and founder of the NuFocus Strategic Group shared with me that in a recent coaching relationship with his client, a successful business leader, the client expressed both great frustration with Hebert’s coaching style and gratitude for the professional development that was taking place. “My client was getting quite frustrated with my questions and kept wanting me to provide answers. I told them I was their coach not their mentor....

January 10, 2017

The expression “driven to distraction” is an interesting one. (Recently used as the title of a compelling book Driven to Distraction at Work by ADD and ADHD expert Dr. Edward Hallowell) For the longest time I always assumed it meant someone or something else was doing the driving, not so.

There is convincing evidence that we are indeed the ones doing the driving and putting ourselves, willingly and unwillingly, in a distracted state for any number of reasons. Coming out of a busy holiday season,...

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