The 3 Best Leadership ‘Hacks’

If you’re over a certain age, the term “hacking” probably has negative connotations. You may think of stealing credit card information, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, and denial-of-service attacks. I suggest letting that go and replacing it with this definition: Hacking is messing around with a highly complex system until you find a simple way to make it do things it can’t do now. That definition, applied to … [ Read more ]

How to Guarantee You Won’t Make A Bad Hire

When most general managers fail to hit their goals, the problem can usually be traced back to hiring the wrong people.

The key is to hire for two factors: competence and values fit. If the person doesn’t have both of these elements, do not hire them under any circumstances.