This is from my good friend David Lieber, CEO of Ramapost. A purple squirrel is a metaphor used by recruiters and human relationship managers to describe the perfect job candidate. Because squirrels in the real world are not often purple, the implication is that finding the perfect job candidate with exactly the right qualifications, education and salary expectations can be a daunting – if not impossible -- task. It seems that everyone is looking for the “purple squirrel” and
How I Got Rid of Unconscious Incompetence at Work
Remember those great posters that you used to see around your high school (or parents’ garage)?Grow up, get a job, and move out while you still know everything. The idea being, of course, that when you’re young and naïve you THINK you know everything when in actual reality you know almost nothing. Well, it’s like that for many people at the beginning of their professional careers as well; and I was no exception. You may have
It’s Your Job to Tell the Hard Truths - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review The CEO of a high-tech company and a client of mine for nearly a decade, called to tell me we had a major issue with some of the newer members of his leadership team. What comes to mind when you think of what might constitute a “major issue” with some senior leaders? Maybe they’re in a fight? Maybe they’re making poor strategic decisions? Perhaps they’re not following through on commitments they m
JME has shared a video with you on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACukmJ_5HSo Stephen Covey explaining the charactor ethic and the personality ethic by greaterawarenesstv www.greaterawareness.tv & www.higherconsciounsess.tv
Stephen Covey´s world famous book 'The seven habits of highly effective people' is a masterpiece.
In this clip Covey explains how the emphasis of human behavior has shifted in the past 80 or so years from a character based, principal driven e
Great CEOs Deal With 'Elephants' First
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238305 In my work as a consultant, I see CEO's struggling with dealing with the "Elephants". Mostly because its very tough and people are apprehensive to deal with the tough stuff. Another reason is, that many CEO's do not have the tools to deal with the "Elephants". In my new book "The Prosperous Leader" I discuss many of the most effective tools to indentify and deal with the toughest problems.
Your 5 Procrastination Excuses, Debunked
Just because you're a chronic procrastinator doesn't mean your reasons aren't valid--or that they're impossible to overcome.
15 Ways You're Wasting Time and Don't Even Know It http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/15-ways-you-re-wasting-time-and-don-t-even-know-it.html In my book The Prosperous Leader (Chapters 6&7) I quote Covey and others about the time wasting epidemic that plagues our personal and professional life. In Habit 3 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Covey explains how to determine in which “quadrant” your spending your time in and how to change from crisis and time wasting to