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Going Small Versus Big

18 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
We all recognize the popular business cliche, bigger is not always better.  It is a nice sentiment, especially if your organization is included in the small category. To give “big” its due, there are certain advantages to using a big company for certain types of jobs where capital structure or geographic diversity are critical, such […] Read more»

Truth-Telling Questions:  How to Gauge Authenticity

27 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
John has written several blogs over the past 12 months regarding the importance of candidates being authentic in their interviews.  Today’s post discusses an approach employers can use to test candidate authenticity and leading to a feeling of trust that they are hiring the right qualified person. For employers trust is a key factor in […] Read more»

The Risk Of Being Overly Prepared

20 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In a critical game of the season, the best team — the one with the most talent and depth, the clear favorite— lost.  They were well-prepared for all possibilities but they played without inspiration. The problem?  They were overly prepared.  They had been given so much information that they lost their edge by the time […] Read more»