Harib Shaqsy

Newsletter 490: Have Confidence in Your Hiring!

[ad_1] Have Confidence in Your Hiring! Effective recruitment is one of the skills that sets a great manager apart from a poor one. Hiring the right person first time can save your organization time and money.So, you need to be confident that the person you hire is the right fit for the role and the team. You can establish this using the questioning techniques in our article, How to Run Competency Based Interviews. Also, watch our video, 6 Traits of a True Professional, to discover what to look for in competent people.There are plenty of pitfalls to avoid when hiring, and you can identify some of them with our article,...

Read More

Newsletter 489: How Safe Is Your Outsourcing?

[ad_1] How Safe Is Your Outsourcing? Outsourcing can be an effective way to cut costs and improve efficiency. But it has its risks, and getting it wrong could damage your organization.Some activities and processes need to be kept in-house, to protect confidential information or to maintain quality, for example. Our articles, The Outsourcing Decision Matrix and Strategic Alliances, can help you to choose what functions you can outsource safely.Some of your strategic and operational activities are critical to your competitive advantage, and you can learn how to identify them in our article, Core Competencies Analysis. Enjoy this newsletter! Featured Resources...

Read More

Managing in Romania – Moving Ahead in a Country Where Tech is Thriving

[ad_1] ©GettyImagesAnSyvanychHierarchy and formality are key features of Romanian business culture. Romania is characterized by spectacular mountain scenery, sweeping plains, and a beautiful coastline that hugs the Black Sea. It has rural communities barely touched by the 21st century, but in buzzing Bucharest it has a capital city that is the Balkans' answer to Silicon Valley. It's a country that's steeped in a turbulent history and the Transylvanian folklore of Dracula, and one that is still shaking off the legacy of communism and dictatorship. Yet, Romanians are among the most hospitable and big-hearted people in Europe. In this article, we explore how to live and work successfully in Romania, and how to engage with and get the most from a...

Read More

10 Things Introverts Should Start Doing Today to Live a Happier Life

[ad_1] It’s not easy being an introvert, because our society seems designed for extroverts. Job interviews favor those who are personable, smooth-talking, and quick-thinking. Classrooms are noisy, busy places that reward the students who raise their hands frequently and dive into group work. The social scene lauds those who are confident, outgoing, and quick to make small talk. How can an introvert live a happy, fulfilling life in an “extroverted” world? In my book, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World, I explore how introverts can work with their introversion rather than fight against it. Here are 10 ways introverts can do just that. 1. Get over your guilt of leaving the social event early. Have you ever...

Read More

How to Run Competency Based Interviews – Measuring Skills for Specific Roles

[ad_1] © GettyImagesparemaFocus on your candidates' true potential by testing their competencies. Kendra was worried. Her new assistant project manager, Biff, just wasn't working out. He'd seemed confident and charming in the interview, and had an impressive resumé. But, so far, his work had been clumsy. Even more concerning, he appeared to lack some core project management skills, such as good communication and personal organization. So, it'd been left to the rest of her team to pick up the slack created by Biff's poor planning. A competency based interview could have helped Kendra to avoid this situation. It's a rigorous interview style that helps to ensure that you hire someone whose skill set accurately matches the needs of the job....

Read More

Meditation Isn’t the Answer to Overthinking

[ad_1] You’ve been meditating daily for the last week, month, or maybe even years. In moments it’s blissful, in others it can be frustrating. Thoughts come and go – but you’re now more aware of them. But not too long afterwards a meditation, your mind can go back to its habitual patterns of thinking, churning negative thoughts in different periods of the day. Over time, I’ve come to learn that meditation, while incredibly therapeutic, isn’t always the answer to overthinking. Why we overthink and what we can do about it Meditation brings awareness into your being and your thoughts. Done consistently, it allows you to begin to understand how your mind works. But there’s an issue that lies behind most of...

Read More

How to Follow a Healthy Mental Diet

[ad_1] Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look.-Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar” I’ve never liked the word or concept of “diet”, because it implies something that’s temporary. In fact, let’s put this eating plan into action, you make it permanent and rename it. Come on over for a meal. I started planning today’s “food” by consulting yesterday’s diary, my recipe book. Yesterday went well, with the right mix of ingredients, good preparation, mindful eating, productivity, rest, and exercise. Come on in. A well-lit, spacious, uncluttered kitchen and eating area are a must. Emptiness is the most surprising beneficial quality of mind that I’ve ever found. So, let’s sit and be mindful. If your mind is empty, it is also well-lit, with...

Read More

Erin’s Things: August 20

[ad_1] You're reading Erin’s Things: August 20, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. This week is pretty much about podcasts - great podcasts - with a a touch of entertainment! From living a healthier life, cultural events and a focus on old Hollywood, you'll have a fresh stock of inspiration for the upcoming week. THE BEGUILED – Sofia Coppolla’s new film makes for the most enjoyable melodrama around. Compassionate female leads and a somewhat vulnerable male lead make this a wholly different version than the Don Siegel 1971 film. We’ve got bottled up passions and cool motivations that lie behind the first half...

Read More

Never Let Go of a Childhood Dream

[ad_1] “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston S. Churchill Becoming a published novelist is a story of blind luck and perseverance—of never losing a childhood dream, even when life seems to steer you into a different direction. As with many novelists, I began as an avid reader from a young age, starting with a collection of books called My Book House. It was a beautifully produced twelve-volume collection that first introduced me to nursery rhymes, and as I grew older, to fairy tales and eventually Shakespeare. I recall my parents reading me the nurseries as a pre-bedtime ritual, and eventually reading the books on my own as the years started...

Read More

Episode 40: Digitizing the World

[ad_1] In Episode 27: Evidence of Abundance, Peter and Dan discussed the 6 D’s framework and how this model is a road map to contextualize exponential technologies. In this episode, they dig deeper into the first step, Digitization, and why spending energy early on will ultimately lead to an enormous amount of time saved. In this episode: Peter and Dan each give examples of digitizing processes in everyday life: for example, governments using Global Entry to digitize the analog customs process, ultimately saving time and energy. What are the three most important digital improvements you can make 90 days from now, and what’s the first step you’re going to take? Dan asks three questions that make this process easily applicable...

Read More

Back to Main Page
Support