Becoming a Better Judge of People

In business and in life, the most critical choices we make relate to people. Yet being a good judge of people is difficult. How do we get better at sizing up first impressions, at avoiding hiring mistakes, at correctly picking (and not missing) rising stars? The easy thing to do is focus on extrinsic markers — academic scores, net worth,… Continue reading

Capitalize on your staff’s best skills

Sixty percent of employees feel dissatisfied with their jobs, according to research by Accenture. The reasons include low pay, dead-end work and constant pressure to do more with less. Because unemployment figures remain high, many employees stay put even if they dislike their jobs. If you manage people who seem detached, take these steps to en­­gage employees so they don’t… Continue reading