How to Avoid Hiring Bad Employees

Am Ex Open Forum
April 12, 2016

Research by Manfred Kets de Vries, professor of leadership at graduate business school INSEAD, estimates that approximately 3.9 percent of corporate professionals may have antisocial tendencies. These potentially bad employees may be difficult to spot in an interview because they may hide behind a facade of charm that can impress and lead to an instant rapport .

35 Organizations Lead the World in Creating Engaging Cultures

April 13, 2016

Truly engaged workplaces are rare. Gallup research shows that worldwide, just 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs — they are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work, coworkers and workplace. The remaining 87% of employees are either not engaged or indifferent — or even worse, are actively disengaged and potentially hostile — to their organizations.

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”  Warren Buffett

Five Decision-Making Lessons From Great Leaders


Decisiveness is a characteristic that always comes to mind when we think of great leaders. Over the past 30 plus years I’ve had the privilege of working with some great leaders as well as some leaders I’d kindly define as “not so great.” Effective decision making is possibly the most important trait that differentiates the great from the mediocre.   I’d like to share five decision making patterns I’ve learned from working with some of my favorite leaders.  Regardless of where you are in your life or career, good decisions lead to a better life experience. It’s a skill worth understanding.