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Staffing Advisors Blog

Never Doubt Your Ability to Change the World

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 23, 2009

I am inspired by people who take on the impossible. It's why we love to serve entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders.   I'd like to tell you about one of our clients today.

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Failure Can be A Great Teacher ... or Not

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 2, 2009


While many of my clients are thriving in this downturn, I frequently meet with companies who are only about two or three hiring mistakes from the ash heap.   In a small company, 2 or 3 key hires can often mean the difference between a turnaround or a disaster.

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The Leadership Acid Test

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 1, 2009

By now, every sentient CEO knows this is the time for bold action, for innovation, for challenging old assumptions and demonstrating leadership.  While many CEOs relish that challenge, few small businesses actually have the kind of management team that can really support innovation.

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Small and Midsize Employers Lead Innovation, and the Recovery

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 20, 2009

The secret of great entrepreneurs is "Smarts Guts and Luck" according to a recent article by venture capitalist Tony Tjan.  As he puts it, his "central philosophy" is that "human capital trumps everything else . . .  it is all about the people, and we would take a B business plan with an A team over an A plan with a B team any day."

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Rethinking Capitalism - Why Ideals are the New Business Models

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 19, 2009

In previous posts (Why Won't Your People Step Up?) we've looked back at the failure of old-school management strategies to keep pace with the nature of work today.   We've also looked at what Jim Collins has to say about managing in a time of turbulence.  Now it's time to look far forward, and for that we turn to Umar Haque, who provocatively suggests that Ideals are the New Business Models.

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