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Emerging Leaders & Networking: How to Enhance Your Status

Talent, focus and drive are three attributes that are needed to successfully climb the corporate ladder, but it’s also important to have a strong network, and the best way to make those valuable contacts is through networking. A Harvard Business Review article authored by Herminia Ibarra and Mark Hunter, “How Leaders Create and Use Networks,” identified three different types of networking: Operational—contacts made within an organization while working proficiently Personal—contacts who enhance personal or professional development and reflect current and potential interests Strategic—contacts who … Read More >

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The Hiring Dilemma: High Potential Versus High Performance

The process of hiring employees can be considered as part art and part science. The challenge faced by hiring authorities is where to put the most emphasis: on a person’s resume, which documents (and may overstate) his or her past performance, or on a less tangible determinant, such as future potential. It’s an unfortunate reality that many people who look good on paper end up not being successful in positions for which they’ve been hired. There are many reasons this can happen, but more … Read More >

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