Dennis R L

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Want to Hire a Good Leader? Just Ask These Three Questions

This is a simple method to quickly identify people with strong leadership qualities.<p>In order to build a leadership team for your organization, you need to be able to identify the qualities of a good leader. Recently, at the Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia, General Motors CEO and …

Servant leadership builds people up and drives results

Servant leadership is a philosophy espoused by corporate leaders, athletes and more, as seen in Ken Blanchard's book that documents examples across …

Southwest Airlines

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates | Inc.com

• <b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about employee behavior and past performance were asked most frequently inside the interview rooms.</b><p>Amazon …

Employment

After Interviewing Hundreds of Job Candidates, I've Learned to Look for These 4 Things | Inc.com

Rapidly scaling your business can involve going on what might feel like a hiring spree.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of launching something that gets an instant, positive response from the market. But being a runaway success can come with its own challenges -- one being the need to build up a team …

Employment

8 things you probably do without realizing they're toxic to your mental health

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

Key Questions To Ask To Stand Out In Your Job Interview

If you’ve ever prepped tirelessly for an interview only not to seal the deal, you probably wondered where it went wrong. You may have asked yourself questions like “What could I have done differently?” or “What didn’t I answer correctly?”. But did you ask your <i>potential</i> <i>employer</i> the right questions? …

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others | Inc.com

We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things that will inspire?<p>According to Dr. Paul White, co-author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the</i> …

Employment

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Over the years, we've published interview questions recommended by leaders across every field. Here are the very best for hiring excellent performers …

Employment

7 Bad Habits You Need to Give Up Now to Be Successful | Inc.com

I've coached a lot of leaders over the years and personally witnessed some truly counter-productive leadership behaviors. Some examples:<p>Leaders that lack the self-awareness to solicit feedback and consult different perspectives before making the right decision.<br>• Leaders with plenty of bravado and …

Self-improvement

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

9 Most Common Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers | Inc.com

If you're an interviewer and like to ask behavioral interview questions, you'll like the following list of behavioral interview questions. And if you're a job candidate trying to prepare to answer behavioral interview questions at your next job interview, you'll love the matching list of behavioral …

Success

The Single Most Powerful Question to Ask in an Interview (and How Top Candidates Answer) | Inc.com

Résumés featuring Ivy League schools, past positions with top tier organizations, fancy logos, job titles, and impressive tech skills--they all mean nothing.<p>I immediately file résumés in the trash.<p>Today's talent climate is a really strange beast. What employers are looking for seems hard to define …

Employment

4 Ways To Predict A Candidate's Job Success (That Work Much Better Than A Traditional Job Interview) | Inc.com

Most of us have interviewed lots of candidates over the years for really important positions we were trying to fill. Those interviews often were (and still are) the key determining factor for making a hiring decision.<p>Sadly, though, many of us have also had to cut ties with employees we ourselves …

Employment

How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out

Discussions of leadership tend to focus on its positive outcomes, such as innovation, employee engagement or organizational performance. However, for the majority of employees, the leaders in their organizations are a source of stress rather than inspiration. Indeed, for every transformational …

How to Ace Your Interview if You're Switching Careers

Tips for Career Change Interviews<p>How to Ace Your Interview if You're Switching Careers<p>Updated November 16, 2017<p>If you’ve succeeded in getting an …

Employment

Why It's Important to Handle Your Low Performers Quickly | Inc.com

One of the toughest jobs in leadership can be dealing with poor performers.<p>It's never easy, and it's rarely pleasant, for either party.<p>But if you don't deal with them, and deal with them quickly, it can not only be bad for teams performance but also bad for your reputation too.<p>Here are three …

Leadership

8 mistakes smart people never make in job interviews

We all know the first-date-like jitters that go with a job interview: the more excited you are for the opportunity, the more anxiety you might …

13 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

Okay, you've wowed your potential employer with your résumé and cover letter. Now, they actually want to talk to you — over the phone, via Skype, or in person.<p>You can rest assured, you're definitely qualified for this job. Now, it's up to you to seal the deal and ace the dreaded job interview.<p>Some …

Employment

How to Deal with Weird Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough—and then you get hit with an odd question like “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”<p>If you …

Ask A Career Coach: How Can I Beat Out Another Candidate In The Final Interview?

Dear Bruce,<p>I’ve been interviewing for several weeks for a new position. Honestly, I’m a perfect fit for this role. I have the experience, and I’ve hit all of the key points from their job description in my resume. The salary is right in my range, plus I love the company’s culture and values.<p>I’ve …

Employment

Don't Let A Job Interview Turn Into A Free Consulting Session

It’s easy to give away so much good advice on a job interview that your hiring manager decides they don’t need to hire you.<p>They can simply implement the tremendous ideas you shared with them.<p>How can you avoid giving away too much free advice at a job interview? Here’s how.<p>Your goal is not to prove …

Business Strategy

3 Red Flags To Watch Out For In Job Interviews

As someone who used to accept job interviews <i>for fun</i>, I’ve learned a lot about what interviews can say about an organization and their culture. When you have the luxury of choice and you don’t need to accept a position right away, you can treat an interview the way you treat shopping: constant trips …

Job Interviews

Ten Interview Questions That Scream 'You Don't Want This Job'

Fear is the most powerful force in the universe that no one talks about.<p>Fear has tremendous influence over our career decisions.<p>When you’re afraid of your boss (as many if not most working people are) you keep your mouth shut at work when you really want to speak.<p>When you’re running out of cash and …

Employment

One Answer That Will Increase Your Probability of Getting Hired | Inc.com

In 1995, I was approached by two classmates in college. They, apparently, had started a company, and were considering offering me a job as the lead developer. No doubt, I was fascinated. But then, one of them asked me if I was familiar enough with the Motorola (later Freescale) 6805 processor …

Employment

How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team

The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.<p>I’ve been struck over the years watching executives opine in public about the need for “accountability” and “high performance,” then complain helplessly in private about one or two middling …

5 Crafty Interview Questions Successful CEOs Always Ask

Top bosses go beyond the sales pitch on your CV.<p>If you're vying to get an exciting job run by a brilliant CEO, you may have to answer some pretty …

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

The best teachers all have at least one thing in common: they ask great questions. They ask questions that force students to move beyond simple answers, that test their reasoning, that spark curiosity, and that generate new insights. They ask questions that inspire students to think, and to think …

Why Culture Fit Is the Most Important Factor for Employee Retention | Inc.com

I'd argue that culture fit is the most important aspect of retaining great employees above anything else. But employee retention starts with first being able to clearly articulate what the organizational culture is. What are the aligned values, beliefs, behaviors and experiences that make up the …

Team Building