Some Guy Can Make Your Rock-stars Quit

Some Guy Can Make Your Rock-stars Quit

If you hire “some guy” and it doesn’t work out, be ready to accept responsibility and hold yourself accountable the way the rock-stars on your team would… or they are going to leave. The Reality of Hiring Some Guy “I’ll never just hire “some guy” again. Every time I...
Excuse me. You want me to ask who to help?

Excuse me. You want me to ask who to help?

Don’t have confidence hiring? These people can help. For many business leaders spending the time to find and interview people is time begrudgingly spent and a bit of a crap shoot. It’s hard. What do you do when things get hard? You buckle down and get help. Benefits...
Are You an Enlightened Leader? Probably Not.

Are You an Enlightened Leader? Probably Not.

Are you an open person? Well, of course! We’ve all learned not to ask closed-ended questions like that in interviews. The right answer is obvious and gets us nothing in the way of knowing the candidate better. But just how truthful are we with ourselves when we ask...
Finding Talent | Where the Heck Are They?!

Finding Talent | Where the Heck Are They?!

“They just aren’t here in Michigan.” “When we find someone even close to what we need, we are racing to the finish with a minimum of five other possible employers.” “I am desperate!” Unfortunately, desperation for talent often leads to bad hiring decisions. We’ve all...
Hiring More People is Not a Growth Plan

Hiring More People is Not a Growth Plan

The author Jim Collins brought us a powerful metaphor for running a business. He asked us to think of our business as a bus. Then he asked two important questions: Do we have the right people on the bus? Are they in the right seats? Using this metaphor is powerful...
Bulletproof Hiring and Becoming a Legend

Bulletproof Hiring and Becoming a Legend

How many scars do you have from hiring the wrong person? Everyone that has been in business for a while has at least one horror story and still feels the pain. Have you solved that yet? If not, maybe you are looking at it the wrong way. We have the privilege of being...