Mark Bregman's Blog – July 2011 Archive (4)



Ever had an awful boss? I’ll bet he or she had some or maybe most of these bad traits:

Control Junkie: Has a tough time truly delegating or letting go. Has an opinion about everything.

Being Right: Even if your boss is usually right, it feels bad to think that you are generally wrong.

Rude: Bosses too often fail to say…


Added by Mark Bregman on July 26, 2011 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

Violinist in the Subway – Can we Recognize Talent?

Perhaps you have heard the story:  Internationally acclaimed concert violinist Joshua Bell once agreed to don street clothes and play his $3.5 million dollar Stradivarius violin in a Washington DC subway station, as a social experiment, sponsored by the Washington Post.…


Added by Mark Bregman on July 13, 2011 at 12:12pm — 5 Comments

What were the Circumstances of Your Departure?

One of the most critical factors in evaluating a candidate’s work history is how/why they left previous jobs.  As a recruiter, how you ask the question, and how you receive the answer, will impact the accuracy and completeness of the information you receive.  Questions about departures must be asked without bias – don’t word the question to presume either a voluntary…


Added by Mark Bregman on July 7, 2011 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

New Book on Talent ManagementNew Book on Talent Management

Light Summer Reading!  I just ordered this brand new book called The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management (got it on Amazon for less than list), which includes chapters from 20+ authorities, including: David Ulrich, Marshall Goldsmith, Peter Cappelli, Noel Tichy, Edward E. Lawler, Jon…


Added by Mark Bregman on July 6, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments


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