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3 Interviewing Mistakes Smart Managers Routinely Make

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As a manager, recruiting, interviewing, selecting and hiring talent may be among your most valuable contributions to the organization. Let’s face it: on your own, you can do little. But, working with and through experienced and capable team members, you dramatically magnify what’s possible. As a result, interviewing is a high-leverage skill that effective managers must master. Unfortunately, in many organizations, this mission-critical activity doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. Managers frequently find themselves making swift, pressured decisions just to find a “warm body” to fill an open slot. Others relinquish this vital responsibility to intuition, basing decisions on the …

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Making the Most of Meetings

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Love them or hate them… meetings are a permanent feature of the business landscape. Getting things done in organizations frequently requires bringing together multiple minds, perspectives and experience sets. Complex problems cannot be solved nor innovative opportunities leveraged via emails, knowledge management systems, reports, or texting. This type of work demands the melding of minds and ideas—something that meetings are uniquely designed to enable. The problem is that in recent years, other ‘real work’ has increasingly been eclipsed as meetings have grown in number and length. And too much of even a good thing has become too much. According to …

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