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Enculturability and Culture Fit

Enculturability and Culture Fit

When applying for a new job, a common question to ask is whether or not you can see yourself working at the given organization. It’s a logical inquiry—after all, you want to make sure that the organization you apply to is a match for your experience, skills, and...
Fostering Teamwork Among Experts

Fostering Teamwork Among Experts

As soon as an important task crosses their desks, the default reaction for countless managers is to form a team of the best, brightest, and most experienced employees in the office. The instinct is understandable: After all, it makes sense that the top talents at your...
How to Cultivate Talented Employees

How to Cultivate Talented Employees

Working with distressed companies–whether to restructure the organization, recapitalize the business, or improve profitability–often requires creative solutions. Perhaps their supply chain needs complete restructuring in order to improve cost efficiencies,...

Why Setting Clear Guidelines Matters

It goes without saying that your managers and even your coworkers expect you to produce high quality work, but what does high quality work actually look like? If this is a question you’ve been grappling with, then you’re not alone: A recent survey found that only 29%...

To Build Effective Teams, Focus on Employees’ Attributes

While sports are fun to watch for the excitement, from an organizational standpoint, they’re also fascinating studies of efficiency. After all, each team has a very clearly-defined goal–to win–and the entire team is structured to help realize that goal:...

Why Attributes Should be at the Center of Your Hiring Process

At any company, hiring processes revolve around finding the best person for the job. However, in the process of looking for the right person, people often won’t look at the qualities that make a candidate the right person for the position. Most people just focus on...

The Importance of Attributes

If you were a football coach looking for a new offensive lineman, your list of potential players would probably include exclusively athletes that weigh 300 pounds or more. If you were a basketball coach on the hunt for a new center, your list would feature players...

Lessons in Leadership with Delta Air Lines’ CEO

Millions of Americans will travel this holiday season, and for many of them, riding the trains, planes, and automobiles can be a stressful experience. This was certainly the case aboard a recent flight on Delta Air Lines when one man–an abusive supporter of...
How a Business’ Culture can Shape its Success

How a Business’ Culture can Shape its Success

Businesses are like miniature societies, and like all societies, each business has its own unique culture. Of course, because businesses are largely self-contained, their cultures are flexible and open to change–not without great difficulty, though–so...