Fun With Failure Podcast: Brian Formato Teaches Leadership through Surfing

Fun With Failure Podcast: Brian Formato Teaches Leadership through Surfing

Brian Formato shares one of the best failure stories ever. He’s the founder and principal at Groove Management, a human capital consulting firm focusing on organizational and talent development. He also created LeaderSurf, a professional development program that teaches leadership through surfing.

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The Discretionary Effort Test: A Key To Hiring Amazing Executive Assistants

The Discretionary Effort Test: A Key To Hiring Amazing Executive Assistants

Executive assistants are the unsung heroes of many organizations, but hiring amazing support is often a challenge. We have found the secret ingredient is discretionary effort and we have an approach to interview for that skill.

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MEETING REQUEST: LET ME WASTE ONE MORE HOUR OF YOUR DAY

MEETING REQUEST: LET ME WASTE ONE MORE HOUR OF YOUR DAY

Meetings are the death of work productivity.  According to various sources there are 25 million meetings per day in the United States.  That amounts to $37 billion in annual productivity lost as a result of meetings.  Just yesterday I heard another example of a senior team in a large publicly traded company holding a three-hour meeting to plan for a full day meeting.  The tyranny must end.  

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Laid Off? Why A Co-Working Membership Should Be Part Of Your Job Search Strategy

Laid Off? Why A Co-Working Membership Should Be Part Of Your Job Search Strategy

Anyone who has ever lost a job knows that networking is a key to finding the next opportunity. Sitting at home blasting out resumes is not an effective way to conduct a job search. Job seekers need to be out meeting new people and selling their capabilities in person.  Co-working venues are a great place to expand one’s network.

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