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Leadership and career
June 8, 2016

Leading Today’s Diverse Workforce Requires New Management Skills

The modern workplace generally presents unique leadership challenges due to racial, age and educational background differences. As a result, senior executives have to find ways of effectively managing their employees. Fortunately, with the right leadership skills, senior executives would be able to address diversity challenges and improve performance at the…
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Leadership and career
May 2, 2016

How Do I Keep My Job When My Company’s Been Acquired?

Q: My company just got acquired. One by one my long-term colleagues are being terminated and replaced by people from the acquiring firm. I would like to stay in my position, but I may be forced to leave. What should I do? A: First, recognize the acquiring company's management is…
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November 24, 2015

Ranking and Yanking Your Performance Management Process

SilkRoad explores how employee performance review processes stack up and how to make them better. No one likes performance reviews.  Managers hate to give them and employees hate to hear them.  HR professionals across the globe are starting to believe that annual or biannual performance reviews are killing the productivity…
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November 13, 2015

Should You Promote Underperformers?

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search There’s an old adage: “Hire slowly and fire fast.” On its face, that statement makes sense, and it’s right up there with, “Marry in haste, repent in leisure.” But sometimes even the best advice needs to get turned on its head, according to…
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November 3, 2015

Asking for an Overdue Performance Review

By: Taunee Besson Q: I work for a large distribution company, troubleshooting lost or delayed shipments. When I started here 16 months ago, I was told that I would have a performance review and a raise after one year. To date, my boss hasn’t approached me about either. Frankly, I’m…
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Hiring
August 28, 2015

Don’t Get Testy with Salespeople

People frequently ask me about the advisability of testing sales people for pre-employment or succession planning. Don’t do it! I discourage the practice for several reasons. First, the skill set of salespeople differs from that of others in the organization. Certainly, the battery of tests I use would determine if…
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March 3, 2015

Leadership: Develop a Level of Urgency to Excel

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach from UCLA, was famous for his attention to detail and his insistence that every day represented an opportunity to perfect one’s craft.  With that in mind, he asked his team to be the best they could be…
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Leadership and career
January 21, 2015

Does Your Company Need a Sterile Cockpit?

Airline captains don’t have an "open door policy," and there’s a good reason for that. Aside from the obvious terrorist and crazy passenger threats, airline pilots realize they face another adversary: treacherous interruptions. In 1974, an Eastern Airlines flight carrying 78 passengers and four crew members crashed in dense fog during…
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January 20, 2015

7 Habits of High Achievers

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search I started observing high achievers when I began playing competitive tennis at the age of 8 and continued my observations all the way through my working years.  As an executive recruiter, I am fortunate to observe habits of the most successful professionals and…
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January 16, 2015

Create a Space Where Employees Want to Be

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search So you want to cultivate an atmosphere that draws employees in, that makes them want to come to work.  But where do you begin?  Creating a space that fosters creativity, productivity and innovation takes more than adding a few comfy chairs and abstract…
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