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5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From ‘Scandal’

Do you grab your popcorn and wine as you settle in to watch Thursday night’s… Continue reading >>

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Leadership Lessons from Super Bowl-Winning Coaches

The Super Bowl may be over, but some of us are still wondering when Joe Namath had time to raid Liza Minelli’s closet, swooning over Bruno Mars’ performance, deperately trying to forget the GoDaddy “Bodybuilder” ad, or carrying some extra “Super Bowl weight” (thanks a lot, Totchos).

As the excitement over the game half-time show and commercials finally subsides, however, let’s take some time to reflect on Super Bowls past and what we learned from those who won them. Continue reading >>

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Putting employees first can be your competitive differentiator.

Key to Successful Leadership: Make Your Employees Your MVPs

On a frigid day in New York City, employees at a local Shake Shack were greeted with a smile and a hug. No, it wasn’t a politician making the obligatory rounds to garner votes. It was actually the CEO of Shake Shack’s parent company swinging by voluntarily to personally thank his employees for doing a great job despite Mother Nature’s attempts to the contrary. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Leadership

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Soft Skills: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Soft skills are those fluffy, intangible, optional traits people won’t shut up about, right? WRONG. It’s not only a must-have for leaders, but can play a role in hiring decisions as well.

Maybe the confusion lies in the fact that they’re called “soft” skills. I was at the Close It Summit last month in Washington, D.C. where leaders from the business and education spheres came together to discuss the dire skills gap this country is facing and what we can do about it. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition


The One Quality Every Workplace Needs: Q&A with Leadership Expert Nan S. Russell

If Nan S. Russell had her way, every business would be built on one essential element: trust. Unfortunately, trust is the one thing missing from many businesses today. ”Trust is at an all-time low in workplaces across the country,” says the leadership expert and author of the new book, Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture That Will Ignite Passion, Engagement, and Innovation Continue reading >>

By in Building a Best Place to Work, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development

Finding the Next Steve Jobs

How to Hire the Next Steve Jobs: 10 Tips From His Former Boss

Ask unanswerable questions. Hire the obnoxious. Celebrate their failures. WHAT? That’s not traditional advice, but it’s what one Silicon Valley legend suggests if you’re on a quest to find and hire creative people who have the potential to be the next Steve Jobs.

Nolan Bushnell — founder of gaming giant Atari, pioneer in the video gaming industry and author of “Finding the Next Steve Jobs” — employed a young Steve Jobs back in the 1970s. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Webinars

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Management Lessons From Our Favorite TV Detectives

From Murder, She Wrote to any number of Law & Order iterations, the supply of television detective shows is never in short order, though it’s not hard to see why: America loves its fictional detectives. Though these characters may be quirky in their own right, there is something undeniably relatable about them.

They even hold some surprising lessons for managers when it comes to leading a team of employees. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Leadership Development


“Telling the Truth Is a Competitive Advantage” | Leadership Lessons from the Inc500/5000 Conference

It’s already been a few weeks since the 2013 Inc500|5000 Conference in Washington, D.C., but I’m only now beginning to process the awesomeness of the event. The annual conference honors the fastest-growing businesses in America and brings together some of today’s most intelligent, interesting and charismatic thought leaders.

Because CareerBuilder is a proud sponsor of the conference, I had the pleasure of attending the event myself, and listening to several of this year’s impressive list of conference speakers. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership Development, News & Events, Small Business

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How to Identify Top Performers: CEO Shares Tips for Hiring Your Dream Team

What are the personality traits of a top performer? How can hiring managers and recruiters identify the makings of a successful employee? What does a true dream team look like? Don Fornes can tell you.

In the following Q&A, the founder and CEO of Software Advice (pictured), discusses the research his company recently conducted that identifies the personality traits of successful employees, the four types of top performers, the roles they excel in and how to hire more people like them.  Continue reading >>

By in Leadership, Leadership Interviews, Talent Acquisition


Innovate+Educate CEO Opens the Door for Employers to Close the Skills Gap

Welcome to Empowering Employment, a new series celebrating the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize Innovate+Educate, host of next month’s Close It Summit, a first-of-its-kind conference designed to empower employers with new ways to hire and develop their workforce, create new opportunities and close the skills gap. Continue reading >>

By in Closing the Skills Gap, Leadership Interviews, News & Events


The Multi-Tasking Manager: 5 Tips for Better Time Management

Picture this: You’re managing a team of eight, and each one of them is working on multiple projects. As their leader, you’re challenged with not only ensuring the completion and quality of their work, but completing your own separate to-do list. So how can you possibly find the time to accomplish everything you need to do?

Time management is something with which we all struggle, especially when we’re constantly juggling multiple projects. Continue reading >>

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