Companies now hiring based on attitude not just technical expertise

With the increase in workforce from China and India and a surplus of candidates with relevant qualifications and expertise, companies are now looking at new ways to distinguish the top candidates and are now rating attitude as a way of assessing potential employees.  Results show 89% of failed new hires are for attitude reasons “When

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Do job titles mean the same thing in all companies?

Will the marketing director in a 6 month old rapidly growing company of 20 employees have the same roles as one in an established company with well known products of 20 years? Probably not. Job titles mean very different things in different companies particularly when comparing startups and older businesses. Startups and established companies are

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Effective Leaders Need to be Good Coaches

Machiavelli’s tombstone bears the following words:  “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in it’s success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things”. In those days the requirements of leaders were very different.  People’s horizons were limited by the

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Dream, Think, Become – What makes a successful Chief Executive

What makes a successful Chief Executive? We review the excellent collection of essays in “Dream, Think, Become” which looks at Chief Executive jobs and the development and execution of a successful business strategy. In his book “Dream, Think, Become” James Haybyrne has gathered together a number of essays he has written over the years based

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Skilled Project Managers acknowledge and deal with failure

Having the skills, experience and personal qualities to identify and admit when and where a project is starting to fail must surely be one of the key indicators of a successful and strong Project Manager. An interesting article on CWJobs highlights some of the main indicators of a project starting to fail: http://bit.ly/nHTl0u Being a

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