10 Tips for Hiring Awesome Employees

Management is easy when you have great employees! Invest the time in hiring the best people and you won’t have to invest the time later in in dealing with difficult … Read more

10 Tips for Hiring Great Employees

This post first appeared in Smartblog on Leadership on 10/24: I feel like I’m a little out of my element when it comes to giving recruiting advice. While I’ve written … Read more

An Introduction to Assessment Centers

A reader asked me to provide a primer on assessment centers. While I’ve written a lot of posts on the topics of leadership potential, assessments, and selection interviewing, I’ve never … Read more

How to Read Your Way into the Executive Suite

Here’s an eye-opening and provacative post by Brad Smart, reprinted with his permission from his Topgrading blog: A Player executives have very common reading habits, and what they read varies dramatically from … Read more

Americans Are Unethical in Getting Jobs

Here’s an article by Brad Smart, one of the world’s foremost experts on hiring and a frequent guest blogger at Great Leadership. Brad has published six books on hiring including … Read more

How to Hire High Performers

You may have seen me write about Topgrading before. I’ve been using and teaching this talent management sytem for a couple of years now. Founder Brad Smart has fine-tuned best … Read more

Fix Management Weakness First

I’ve had the opportunity to become a student of the “Topgrading” methodology for talent management. I’ve worked with Brad Smart to implement his hiring system within one of our sales … Read more