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Become a LinkedIn Guru in Only Minutes a Day

July 7, 2016

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? If so, when was the last time that you updated it or even logged on for that matter? Even if you do log in from time to time are you truly utilizing the site to its fullest? I know that some people out there still challenge the relevance of…

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Stay Engaged With Your Top Performers

November 10, 2015

When is the best time to find out what your company can do to keep high-performing employees from leaving? It isn’t during the exit interview – by then, it’s already too late. The new offer has been accepted, resignation notice given and the personal contents box already packed. Now is not the time to start…

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The Art of Conversation

February 14, 2013

In all facets of business, success stems from one fluid idea. This idea is lost unless the creator articulates it; and ultimately an idea is useless until it’s shared. As a result, I think conversation is arguably the most important aspect of creating influence in the professional world. Borrowing a phrase from Milton Wright; “To…

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Take What You Need

January 18, 2013

The other night, I read a great book on leadership titled “Turn The Ship Around” by L. David Marquet. Captain Marquet commanded a nuclear-powered submarine called the USS Santa Fe. The crew went from being “worst to first.” The Santa Fe earned awards for being the most improved ship in the Pacific, and most combat-effective…

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ALL ABOARD! Steering the New Employee in the Right Direction

December 13, 2012

I used to wonder what “Onboarding and Orientation” was all about.  What do you mean I need to board a company ship and orient myself into unchartered waters?  I am sure this is exactly how a lot of new employees feel when they first start their new job and are introduced to the Onboarding and…

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Buzzwords of Business

October 24, 2011

Through regular communication with clients, conversations with colleagues, and recently reading a large stack of resumes, it has become wildly apparent to me that we business people communicate in our own unique language. Words like “synergy,” “right-sizing,” “elevator-pitch,” and “post-mortem” form part of our daily vocabulary.  But when it comes right down to it, what…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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