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I’m often amazed at how different recruiting leaders across the country are, and how their differences lead to both high and low performing teams. Most recently I met with three Corporate heads of staffing that had very different views of their teams, and outcomes from their teams. It became very obvious after a few minutes with each leader that their style of management had a direct impact on the success of their team.
After some savvy Internet research, I found these three leadership styles that describe what I experienced. The big qyestion is: What is your leadership style? Read More→
I recently had the opportunity to be a “fly on the wall,” as the saying goes, during a number of 2011 business strategy meetings with companies both large and small. Many of the items discussed included people – finding, recruiting, and retaining them. It was amazing to watch these groups file into the room, spend hours discussing recruiting strategies and tactics, and walk out of the room without asking a major question: “What have we learned today?”
Anyone who leads a business meeting should ask each attendee the same question at the end of each planning session, training session, update meeting, etc. You get the point! If you do ask this simple yet effective question, be prepared for some surprising responses. Too many meetings today, especially in recruitment circles, seem to be an exercise in futility with little to nothing of substance accomplished because no one learned anything new. The person leading the meeting may think the information is important and relevant, however; the rest of the meeting attendees are often left in a fog. If you get the courage to ask the simple question of “What have we learned today?” be prepared for answers or responses you may not want to hear. Oh, and don’t forget to ask yourself the same question! Read More→