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Management Lessons

💼 TALENT BRIEF | August 19, 2020

Diversity & Inclusion Issue Like many of us right now, I’m thinking and educating myself about how to be an antiracist. I’ve always considered myself to be open-minded and inclusive. But now I’m revisiting situations where I may have been clueless, not very helpful, or even complicit, in biases. I wanted to understand how this […]

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💼 TALENT BRIEF | July 29, 2020 💼

Hello and welcome to TALENT BRIEF! This is a twice monthly e-newsletter with the latest headlines about recruiting and retaining top employees. I follow thought leaders, podcasts, and news stories in talent acquisition and management to bring you the best ideas, so you don’t have to slog through it yourself. I’ll tease out the key […]

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The Importance of Seeing Each Other

Will social distancing cause the most socially distant employees to retreat even further? Let us start the work week with an antidote for loneliness. Why it’s important: A friend of mine that does post-production work for a NYC agency related that many of his colleagues hadn’t had physical with anyone for 3 weeks. In the […]

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Trailblazing with Laura Mortensen – How Sharp’s New President Built Their Social Practice From a Single Assignment

It’s 2011. You have the opportunity to lead strategy for one of the earliest brands to embrace social at their AOR. They are #alreadywinning, and it’s sure to be heady and high-profile. Or, you can roll the dice on a social media newbie and their privately-held, 25-person PR agency. Maybe they’ll be convinced that social […]

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The Cost of Living with a Bad Hire

I’m guilty of making a bad hiring decision and then not firing as quickly as I should have. How did this happen? After 15 years of recruiting, it was unnatural. Like a mother eating her young. But here was this problem employee, living in our house, as our au pair. For those unfamiliar with the program, […]

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