Three Ways Great Leaders Handle Adversity

adversityWhen things are at their worst and it seems there isn’t a clear end in sight, the way you handle that challenge can reflect the strength of your leadership — or show its weaknesses.

In a recent Forbes post, serial entrepreneur and contributor Mike Maddock shares three techniques used by his own mentors when they are faced with a problem or circumstance that seems impossible to resolve. 

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Hiring Based on Experience Could Damage Your Business

hiringFor years, businesses have always been advised to hire based on proven track records of success. New research suggests that this approach can be potentially damaging to the success of your business.

In a recent post on Open Forum, business and workplace author Alexandra Levit examined research from Monika Hamori of the IE Business School in Spain, and Burack Koyuncu of the NEOMA Business School in France (as recently reported in Forbes).

She notes job-specific experiences may actually slow down learning because “some knowledge and techniques need to be unlearned before learning in the new context can take place.”

Companies seeking top performers shouldn’t necessarily look for those with extensive job experience in the same role they are trying to fill. Instead, try these four alternatives when hiring a top candidate.

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