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Navigating the Executive Search Firm Landscape

Navigating the Executive Search Firm Landscape

Working with an executive search firm can give you access to jobs that might not be listed publicly. However, not all search firms operate the same way.  It’s important to know the difference between the two types of executive search firms to understand what they can...

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Uberization of Nursing

Uberization of Nursing

“Uberization" is a catchphrase that has quickly become part of common parlance in discussions about the pandemic-induced economy. Uberization is the movement by organizations to “replace fixed wage contracts with ‘dynamic pricing’ for labor” (Davis, & Sinha,...

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Clear expectations make stronger teams

Clear expectations make stronger teams

Once, I was headed to a meeting where my team was in charge of providing dessert. On the way, I passed a bakery with a large chocolate cake in the window that was on sale. When I arrived at the office, I asked one of my colleagues to go get a cake from this bakery and...

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Readying yourself for a potential job change

Readying yourself for a potential job change

Recently, we watched weeks of back-and-forth negotiations that concluded with Twitter being acquired by someone who, as many experts have commented, may not fit into the Twitter company culture. Do you think that some Twitter employees may be updating their resumes...

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What does it mean?

What does it mean?

During a recent conversation with a colleague who used to serve in the military, we discussed the instability of the past several years and how best to find a way forward. I shared that I saw the need for more collaboration as we try to effectively cope with all the...

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References make a difference in a job search

References make a difference in a job search

In today’s competitive job market, a good reference is more valuable than ever. But preparing a reference list needs to be done right, or you could end up hurting your chances of landing the job, rather than helping. Choose a variety of references. In general,...

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How to Survive a Cyberattack

How to Survive a Cyberattack

There are certain days that are branded in your memory, that shape you as a leader and a person.  For me, June 15, 2019—the day the hospital I serve as CEO was hit with a cyberattack—is one of those unforgettable days. Unfortunately, the threat of a cyberattack and...

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Put your own name in the Google search bar

Put your own name in the Google search bar

When people hear the term “reputation repair,” it brings to mind extremely negative, even catastrophic, images. But reputation repair is broader than that in my mind. Managing your reputation is the work of every single professional, from those with a sterling...

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Fix the problem, not the blame

Fix the problem, not the blame

When you are hired into a position after someone has left the organization, my advice is this: Don’t speak ill of the departed! You may not find things in good order, or the way you would like to have left them. However, don’t take the low-hanging fruit of blaming...

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Hire to get the job done, not to fill a position

Hire to get the job done, not to fill a position

In the midst of the Great Resignation, staffing is complete chaos. Across industries, organizations are rushing to fill vacancies so that customer service (and profits) don’t skip a beat. In the urgency of the moment, everyone is looking to hire permanent employees to...

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You are your own best competition.

You are your own best competition.

Are all successful leaders competitive by nature?  If pressed to name a leader who is not the least bit competitive, I don’t think I could.  I can honestly say that I have never met a successful leader who isn’t always striving to be better, improve themselves, or at...

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