Opportunistic Outsourcing 8th Post: Survivorship Bias (continued)


Opportunistic Outsourcing 8th Post: Survivorship Bias (continued)

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

For every Branson, Gates, and Zuckerberg, there are thousands, if not millions, of other entrepreneurs who dropped out of school and failed in business. We just don’t hear about them, and so we don’t take them into account. The misconception? You should focus on the successful if you wish to [...]

Opportunistic Outsourcing 7th Post: Survivorship Bias

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

When you focus too heavily on the “survivors” of a given group, you tend to ignore essential qualities about the rest of the population. Take entrepreneurship; we tend to gravitate toward the most successful entrepreneurs in the world when we study examples. Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all [...]

Opportunistic Outsourcing 6th Post: The Shift (continued)

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

At times, you may need to believe in others a little more than they believe in themselves. The best leaders help their team members discover their genius.
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Opportunistic Outsourcing - 5th Post: The Shift (continued)

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Think less about performance management and think more about professional development. Do you spend the same amount of time talking about where you see a key contributor’s career going as you do talking about how they are doing with deadlines or quotas? Is your coaching equally dedicated to skills that [...]

Opportunistic Outsourcing - 4th Post: The Shift

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Stop thinking of outsourcing as the things you no longer want to do, and look instead at the opportunities you could create for others. A great leader is always one step ahead of career path advancement for key contributors. Take a moment (or a few hours) to evaluate each direct [...]

Opportunistic Outsourcing - 3rd Post

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Instead of viewing outsourcing as a chance to create more time for you, shift instead to think through how outsourcing could actually create an opportunity for others within your team.
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Opportunistic Outsourcing - 2nd Post

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

What comes to mind when you hear that mantra? An immediate list likely appears of all the tasks you know are not the greatest use of your efforts and energy. In the 15 seconds, you’ve spent thinking about what pops to mind; you may already have vowed to no longer [...]

New Series! Opportunistic Outsourcing

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Business coach Peter Drucker was known for dispensing some sage advice that still rings true decades later:
“Do what you do best and outsource the rest.”
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Employer Branding: Interview Process FINAL Post - Communicate Effectively

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Take time to evaluate the lines of communication between prospective candidates and your internal hiring team. When a candidate applies to your organization, is an automatic response sent to notify that the information has been received? If the candidate interviewed and is no longer in consideration for the role, how [...]

Employer Branding: Interview Process 11th Post - Create a Compelling Story (part 2)

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Consider having a “story book” in the lobby for candidates to flip through while waiting for an interview. It could be stocked with pictures from company events, parties, charity events, or volunteer initiatives. Including company newsletters, quarterly updates with announcements and achievements, and photos from events and cultural initiatives [...]