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Hiring Doers Takes Special Effort

Using traditional interview panels whereby those candidates who make the best impression get hired is not likely to bring many Doers to the surface. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, author of The Alliance, believes employers put too much weight on interviews and too little weight on references. “References actually tell you how people work, what their […]

Self-Examination Keeps Doers Ready

Striving for a better life in the future by changing the way you live today is good for you. Being honest with yourself regarding the potential challenges you will face along the way is also good for you. A thoughtful self-examination will trigger a search for new tools and new ways to make the journey […]

Neutralizing Negativity Takes Practice

When your expectations are conveyed clearly those on the receiving end feel good about providing the response you need. Unclear requests typically leave the listener feeling disappointed, discouraged, or disillusioned. Those who hold you responsible for their negative feelings typically walk away and say nothing rather than risk telling you what is really on their […]

Fear Of Failure Is Hard To Overcome

Performance-challenged employees will typically band together in opposition to the need for improvement. They are also the first to point out even the smallest faults of their performance-minded teammates whenever the need for change is mentioned. Fearing the loss of status, they view progress as a threat to their longevity. Because the low producers have […]

Personal Interaction Builds Trust

Time is a precious commodity in today’s pressure packed workplace. People are expected to form trusting relationships quickly—which is difficult when there is so much to get done. The widespread adoption of electronic messaging systems has further reduced interpersonal communications, making the development of trust even less likely. No one can fault you for relying […]

Doers Help Control Rumors

    We all love a juicy piece of gossip now and then. Even if we do not want to believe it, we still want to hear it. Unfortunately, those few who take delight in spreading rumors do not seem to realize that their mean spirited game-playing can harm innocent people. Here is a real […]

Performance Assessment Motivates Doers

Doers expect their leaders to form teams and to act in a team-like fashion. If they do not see teamwork modeled from above, there is no inspiration for them to make the necessary compromises to work with their peers cooperatively. Organizations without teamwork at the upper levels develop a reputation for dissent, not cooperation. Doers […]