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How telling stories about your failures can bring you success

Scott Hammond

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Scott C. Hammond, PhD is a Clinical Professor of Management in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He’s a noted expert in the field of behavior based interviewing and he narrowed the subject down to points everyone can relate to when we talked with him recently.

“Essentially, it’s getting the people [...] in runnning For “Best Tax Blogs The Internet Has To Offer” Award

Rob Starr

We’ve been nominated for an award for our tax interviews. WalletHub’s Editors have identified 50 finalists for the Best Tax Blogs The Internet Has To Offer and now it’s your job to vote. Please follow the link and cast your vote to help us win. Please don’t forget to be sure to take a moment or two to reread [...]

Five essentials you need to understand about your clients so they’ll be flocking to your door

Heather Townsend

Need more clients? Heather Townsend, author of the best-selling and award-winning The FT Guide To Business Networking, and The Go-To Expert, explores what you need to know about your clients to effortless attract them.

The top rainmakers tend to be talking to prospects before they are ready to buy. The reason for this is because the earlier you can [...]

A Time Management Primer

Jack Healey

Jack Healey is CEO of Bear Hill Advisory Group, LLC in Marietta, Georgia, and runs the Business Crisis Predictive and Performance Group at Firestorm ( He is an expert in business crisis management, supply chain, financial and operational performance and has a background as a proven negotiator, an operational CFO of a public company, and a successful career as an [...]

Making those interviews connect

Chad Thompson

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Chad Thompson, Ph.D. leads the Consulting and Assessment practice at Taylor Strategy Partners, a talent acquisition and management consultancy based in Columbus, Ohio.  In this role, Chad works with clients to identify the competencies required for success and devises methods for measuring them in candidates and employees.  His research on pre-employment selection and Gen [...]

The Most Important Phase Of Your Major Initiative Is Pre-Planning

Michael VanBruaene

Michael VanBruaene

By Michael VanBruaene, Guest Blogger

Many times we are too quick to jump to planning a new major initiative without adequately considering its key elements and our motivation for it.  Before we start to plan a complex major initiative we should clearly know what we want to achieve and why.  We also want to have a high level view [...]

Building A Narrative For A Wider Horizon: A college to career consulting expert supplies students and recent graduates with some valuable advice.

Jaime Peretz

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Jamie Peretz is the founder of 2MyCareer, a consulting service assisting ambitious college students and recent graduates in navigating the transition from academia to a rewarding career. She’s been a managing director at Korn Ferry International and an investment banker at Credit Suisse and JP Morgan and her education includes a BA from Princeton University, [...]

EY’s Human Capital practice gets a boost.

Denise Hummel

Bry Rob Starr, Content Manager

Denise Hummel, CEO and founder of Universal Consensus, recently joined EY as a Principal in the Human Capital practice. Her previous work includes consulting for leading global corporations and government entities including the U.S. State Department and the Pentagon. Before founding Universal Consensus, she provided international communications services in Italy and was an international law [...]

Time Management From The IT Perspective

Trevor Ewen

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Trevor Ewen is a native Chicagoan, relocated to New York in 2011. He works as a senior software engineer with Neosavvy, a New York based consultancy. Over the course of his career he has participated in development efforts for Keyser Group, Bloomberg Sports, Pearson, Morgan Stanley, HBO, Honest Buildings, RunEnergy, [...]

Upside Down: How to Change Behavior Through Questions Rather than Commands

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Many of my clients are successful professionals. They have good clients, make good money, and enjoy their jobs. The challenge is getting them to recognize that they could be even better at what they do.

Just because someone is successful doesn’t mean that everything he or she does is effective (that’s why I don’t bother to [...]

How to be confident and creative in those interviews

Josh Lindenmuth

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.

Josh Lindenmuth is currently the Chief Information Officer at Payce, Inc. a midsized payroll and HR outsourcing company in Maryland . His previous experience includes being a manager in Accenture’s U.S. retail consulting group and we caught up with him to ask about some of the  interview techniques that can further a career in [...]

Leading Your Organization Through Crisis

Michael VanBruaene

By Michael VanBruaene, Guest Blogger

What are you going to do when your organization has a substantial problem or is in crisis?  What will you do to overcome it and move forward; maybe not fully solve it but successfully move forward beyond it?

Be relentlessly assertive, and aggressive, if necessary.  There is a lot at stake and you need to do everything possible [...]

Volunteering In The Internet Age

Tiffani Murray

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

When we got in touch with Tiffani Murray to get her thoughts on volunteering, it wasn’t a surprise the accomplished a HR Technology & Talent Management Strategist and former Big4 employee was able to get to the heart of the matter right away.

“I definitely think volunteering has become more important in the workplace from a [...]

Fostering Confidence In Their Competence

Paul Dillon

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

As the president and chief executive officer of Dillon Consulting Services LLC, Paul A. Dillon, is a Certified Management Consultant with more than thirty-seven years of successful business development, client relationship, and project management experience with professional services firms. His background is impressive with stays in the Chicago office of Price Waterhouse from 1985-87, [...]

Management Basics – Guidelines For Developing And Using Efficiency and Effectiveness Measures

Michael VanBruaene

By Michael VanBruaene, Guest Blogger

You should be using performance measures to gauge how well your organization is doing, More specifically measuring effectiveness – how well you are achieving your objectives; and efficiency – how well you are using your resources.  As you start to develop performance measures or improve your current measures use these guidelines.

Link Performance Measures to Operating [...]