November 13th 2018by Jim Krouskop
Memes come and go quickly on the internet, but there is still wisdom to be gained from one that made the rounds a few years ago. ‘YOLO’ stood for ‘You only live once,’ and it was mainly used to…
October 10th 2018by Jim Krouskop
I once told a friend that nine out of ten people will believe what you say if you say it with authority. This was several years ago. Since then we’ve had several politicians and media outlets test…
September 17th 2018by Jim Krouskop
There's a news program on BBC called 60 Seconds that runs between their standard shows. It’s like a Reader's Digest of TV news, with the hosts delivering a synopsis of the day’s news, sports, and…
August 7th 2018by Jim Krouskop
A while back I worked with a candidate that was facing a difficult career choice. She was trying to decide whether or not to accept a job offer from a well-known organization. The role itself was a…
July 10th 2018by Jim Krouskop
Whenever people write about Performance Improvement Plans, or PIPs, they usually can’t resist a Gladys Knight reference. It’s reassuring that people still remember music when it was good. But are…
June 18th 2018by Jim Krouskop
Back in 2014, Naomi Shavin at Forbes wrote a terrific piece on corporate bullying and highlighted a compelling statistic: 96% of respondents to a study reported that they had experienced some form of…
May 29th 2018by Jim Krouskop
We've all been asked the compensation question and there are several schools of thought on how to answer. I believe most candidates sell themselves short and/or handle this question incorrectly (…
April 11th 2018by Jim Krouskop
From McDonald’s to Apple, Coca-Cola to Toyota, the world’s top companies spend billions of dollars to establish and reinforce their identity, subject matter expertise, differentiators, and…
February 5th 2018by Jim Krouskop
I recently watched the movie Chef starring Jon Favreau. It is a story of a highly regarded chef (Favreau) who loses his job at a successful restaurant because he refuses to offer the popular menu…
February 5th 2018by Jim Krouskop
Question: What do most great athletes have in common? Answer: A competitive drive and will to win regardless of whatever failures preceded their success. Remember that famous Nike ad featuring this…

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