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Struggling with engaging your employees? Look to the usual place: the top. Employee engagement isn’t just modeled by leadership; it’s directly affected by how engaged leaders themselves are. But when you think about leadership, don’t forget about the managers that sit under your C-level and VP...

Few things will improve the quality of your life more than learning how to make high-quality decisions. Yet amazingly, no one really teaches us how to do it. Not in grade school; not in high school. Most college majors don’t require courses in critical thinking...

“So Michael, what are some trends in executive recruiting?" I’ve fielded this question a bit lately, so thought I’d take the time to talk about a few of the big themes I’ve noticed this year, particularly when it comes to hiring executives. 1. Prioritizing diversity, equity and...

What’s the difference between job risk and career risk? David Rogier, CEO and Co-founder of MasterClass, puts it this way: Job risk: the chance your job might disappear Career risk: The chance you’ll damage your career over the long run He puts it in the context of deciding whether...

Shorter meetings, the holy grail of the business world.  Everyone says they want them, but in reality, they hardly ever materialize. You need practical tactics for actually making shorter meetings happen, and here are a few I’ve learned over the past 20 years in the recruiting business: ...

I’m sorry, what were you saying? Information overload is a drag on our attention span. A stressful year doesn’t help. Brains dealing with a lot of stress go into fight-or-flight mode and don’t perform so well when it comes to executive functioning. We all know the distractions...