Let’s face it, we all get into heated situations in the workplace, whether through observation or active involvement. When taking the high road is not always the easiest or most instantly gratifying solution we need to remind ourselves of the big picture. I remember very early on in my career my boss screamed at me until his face turned red and veins protruded from his neck in front of everyone for a mistake he thought I made. Once he finished spraying his detest, holding my tongue I calmly asked him if we could continue the conversation in his office rather…
Archive for February, 2014
You are probably familiar with the term “mulligan” in golf. It is when a golfer attempts to hit a ball, but misses, and other players offer that person a second chance to hit the ball. A Blog called Yes, Candidates Can Get a Job Mulligan by HR Bartender discusses the application of this term with candidates and employers. What happens when a candidate interviews for a job, and lands the job only to discover a month later that it is not the right job for her?
More people more problems, as the saying goes. I have heard that mantra tossed around so many times during my career that I’ve gone from having a visceral negative reaction to accepting it as a conversational norm. True, being an employer is not easy.
Being self-aware is not only important in your personal life, but also for choosing the right career path. For employers, it means steering away from the traditional hiring practices to attract and retain exceptional people who are hired into roles where they can achieve great things, in an environment that allows them to really thrive. A blog from the Harvard Business Review discusses this topic further and is well worth the read.