HOW DO ‘A’ PLAYERS FIND AN ‘A’ PLAYER BOSS? 3 THINGS TO CONSIDER

business Aug 27, 2015

When I was out there looking for my first job(s) – I was looking for a place to go to make money. Looking back on it and on my resume in my early 20s, I had quite a few jobs for many different reasons. But mostly because I was making bad choices on the people I was going to work with and focused on the money I would be making in the job rather than making sure it was a great place to work where I could be successful.

 

So in a very adhoc way, in an interview process, I started to realize I could assess my fit, ask questions and evaluate the people interviewing me. When I was just graduating with my first degree, I got an interview with IBM. I actually knew I was not a good fit for them but wanted to get more experience in the interview process and confirm to myself that I would not be a good fit.

Maybe at the time I should not have wasted IBMs time BUT I was young and not that experienced with interviewing and knew IBM had a solid process so they could find other people...

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AS A CEO, WHAT TO DO WITH TEAM MEMBERS WHO OPENLY DON’T GET ALONG

business Aug 20, 2015

Ever lead a dream team that doesn’t get along?  Both in athletics and my work, I have experienced bringing together the best skilled people possible where a few of the team members didn’t get along. Normal or not

Actually, this happens more often than not.  In my first company we were on a roll and hiring non-stop.  As the CEO – my leadership team was growing. We were hiring on skill and experience and giving little consideration for “fit”.  We had leaders that openly didn’t get along. In these situations there is a lot of energy wasted.

When leadership team members openly don’t get along, it stifles a lot of things in your company but mainly your ability to grow.  The leadership team must be the most cohesive team in the company and lead by example.  I have led and been on many leadership teams where not everyone “luved” one another – but there was...

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