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Month: June 2015

What It Really Takes to Find Meaningful Work

Even if you are not a philosopher, you have probably worked out that things don’t really have any meaning, unless we attribute it to them. Work is no exception. But it's easy to persuade ourselves that our careers are inherently meaningful. So much so that the language we use has… Read More

Talent Vs. Motivation

  “Talent is performance minus effort,” writes Hogan CEO Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic; meaning that when two people are putting equal effort into getting something done, the more talented person will generally do better. Conversely, when two people are equally talented, the one with more motivation usually has the better outcome.… Read More

Recruiting Across Cultures – One Size Does Not Fit All

When scaling out a talent management program such as a wide-screening selection initiative, ensuring accurate interpretation of candidates’ assessment results across a team of recruiters is challenging in and of itself. That challenge is immeasurably amplified when these candidates hail from different regions and cultures, where expectations on an employee… Read More

Persuasion Depends Mostly on the Audience

Some people are generally more persuasive than others. These charismatic, politically savvy, and socially skilled individuals tend to be sought-after salespeople, managers, and leaders. Thanks to their higher EQ, they’re better equipped to read people and are able to leverage this intuitive knowledge to influence others’ attitudes and behaviors. And… Read More

Embrace the Negative

  Anyone on the receiving end of negative feedback knows that it's a blow to the ego. Although most of us say we want honest critique, what we really hope is for a “job well done” and a pat on the back. Unfortunately, constant positivity can distort your perception of… Read More

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