Convicted, Conflicted, or Confused

Convicted-conflicted-confused

A leader can easily find themselves in three states of mind; convicted, conflicted, or confused. Your situation may shift between the three. Each new day brings new tests and tough decisions that have to be made. In which state of mind do you usually operate? Convicted In this context, when I use the word convicted, I am […]

Making Things Bigger Than They Really Are

Chicken Little courtesy Disney Corp

Do you sometimes make things bigger than they really are? Managers and leaders need to be on watch for overstating what is going on. More importantly, they need to throttle their internal reaction to the things around them. The great social activist Chicken Little was quoted as saying “The sky is falling” when he had […]

5 Reasons Why Bad Bosses Suck So Bad

Bad bosses suck!

Face it, we all know or have had bad bosses. It seems to be a given in the business world. It’s been true for decades. With all the intelligence, studies, coaching, schools, and programs, why do some bosses still suck? I’m going to offer 5 reasons. Promotion –  Sadly, getting promoted can be the worst […]

The Margins in Life

Life Margin - Changing Lives

Do you think about margins in life like a business thinks about profit margins? For business, the different between its total/gross revenue (income) and its expenses is its margin. Without margin, you can never grow. Clearly a negative margin means you are going backwards, headed to bankruptcy or liquidation. Life follows a similar paradigm. While […]

Mastering Delegation of Authority

Delegation

Learning how to delegate authority is a challenge all leaders share. Do you do it well? This is a common question. Delegation can be a delicate and scary moment for managers who are not comfortable with that dynamic. The scope for delegation changes as you move up the organization. Leadership that wins influence must know […]

If You Were a Tree What Would You Be? And Other Useless Interview Questions. A Manager’s Guide to EPIC Interviewing. (Charleston, SC: Palmetto, 2017)

My friend and colleague Roger Ferguson has released a new book.  Roger is not your typical Human Resources (HR) guy. He understands the importance of legal compliance, can recruit at any level, and can generate an airtight policy on just about any issue that surfaces. He prefers, however, to focus his efforts on process improvement and the bottom-line impact that HR can have on organizations.

He has amassed a career total of some $80 million in documented process improvements. He is known for is the award winning creation of Big Five Performance Management, an amazingly simple but effective alternative to traditional employee performance appraisals. Now, he is targeting the dreaded world of hiring practices. Here is his intro to the topic.

Family, Friends, and Colleagues

I have just published a new book, “If You Were a Tree What Would You Be?  And Other Useless Interview Questions.  A Manager’s Guide to EPIC Interviewing.”   Yes, it’s a long title for a little book but that little book is big on content, packed with information on how to structure and lead better interviews and how to make better hiring decisions.

How important is this topic?  Only about 10% of managers have received formal training in how to conduct an interview.  It is no wonder that sometimes the candidate we thought was a rock star in the interview turned out to be a dud in the workplace.  This happens a lot and can be costly to the organization and stressful for everyone involved, especially the hiring manager.

EPIC interviewing is a simple four-step plan for creating more efficient and effective interviews.  Using behavior-based interviewing techniques as a foundation, readers will then be taught how to differentiate their hiring practices from their competitors?   Want everyone clamoring to work for you?  This book is a great start.

I have leveraged and now share what I have learned my +30 plus years of hiring experience with two Fortune 500 companies (JPMorgan Chase Bank and the Flour Corporation).    The book makes an ideal gift for any sons or daughters who may be entering their first roles as supervisors or managers.

The book is available on Amazon/Kindle by clicking here.   I will appreciate any and all support you can offer by forwarding this email as you feel appropriate.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Roger Ferguson
iSi Human Resources Consulting
832.544.2316
www.bigfiveperformance.com
www.linkedin.com/in/rogerfergusonisi

The Ultimate In Leadership Is Coaching Your Team

But We Need to Debunk Learning Styles

Learning Styles Debunked

The best leaders are coaches for their followers. Leaders who have amassed big followings impact their people by providing inspiration through coaching. Yes, there is the charismatic leader who mobilizes huge crowds, but the leaders who really make a difference are those who coach their followers to great achievement. They invest time and energy in […]

Super Bowl Goes Business School

This year’s 51st installment of the NFL Super Bowl (American football) was a spectacular case study of principles you should/could learn in the best business schools. Please indulge me this moment to explore what I mean. I accept that there are some of you out there who hate sports analogies. To those, my apologies, but […]