Although using personality tests for hiring is common, using them well probably isn’t. When people see a candidate’s personality traits (or meet a candidate for an interview), we often choose a few traits we imagine to be important for the job and focus only on those. On its face, this seems like a sensible approach: Only focus on what “matters.” […]
I Understand the Individual Words – but I don’t Understand What They Mean Together: The Art of Effective Communication Pt. 1.
“Through exploiting our synergies we will shift the paradigm…” That was the opening line of an email that I received recently from a CEO of an established CRM that wanted to work with Cangrade. I am generally all for penetrating verticals by leveraging synergies and exploiting best practices to create disruption and empower innovation – but even I have my […]
Here is an amazing true story: I flipped a coin 20 times, and it came up heads 20 times. Twenty times! This was not a trick coin or anything like that. It was a regular “fair” coin that normally would come up heads about 50% of the time, and tails the rest of the time. I must be a great […]
On issues like immigration, I have always been something of a moderate. I recognize that a social system must control itself to “stay safe.” (Psychologically, it’s probably one reason we take care of those we love.) On the other hand, I personally believe any solution to a problem like immigration must treat all human beings as people. No matter what […]
I’ve met many people who feel that getting too involved with their coworkers is a bad thing. They feel as though they should just go to work, get their work done and go home. The whole “I’m here to make money, not friends” attitude seems to be growing more and more popular. I have never been a fan of just […]