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Blind Spots - We Overestimates Our Strengths And Underestimate Our Weaknesses

Posted April 22, 2013

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Why is it that the most incompetent people have the highest opinions of themselves?

Ken Nowack a licensed psychologist and President & Chief Research Officer of Envisia Learning, provides an explanation for this common problem and speaks of the frequency of the "Better Than Average Effect".   Ken's key point is that we all need help in identifying our blind spots so that we may focus on the hard work necessary to address them.

The No Clue Gene—Why We Inaccurately See Ourselves...

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How Well Does High Intelligence Correlate With Career Success?

Posted June 8, 2013

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Does high intelligence correlate with career success?  Many organizations have observed not.  Do “Highly Gifted” individuals score differently then the “Average Gifted” people in four categories of career related personality attributes: (1) career orientation, (2) work behaviors, (3) social competence, and (4) psychological constitution? The answer to the latter question is yes, but not always favorably.

Yosh Beier, an executive coach and co-founder of Collaborative Coaching...

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"The Talent Paradox" - Deloitte's Top 10 Challanges For P&C

Posted June 13, 2013

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It should come as no surprise that “Deloitte’s 2013 P&C Insurance Outlook” cites staffing as one of the industry's top 10 challenges.

Forward thinkers may be eager to learn that Jacobs Executive Advisors has mastery, experience, and a record of success in executing the recommendations made by Deloitte. We welcome inquiries about the results we've provided to others and about solutions we can deliver for you and your colleagues.

To tickle your interest in Deloitte’...

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Assessing A Candidate's Intrinsic Characteristics: Personality, Character, & Attitude

Posted June 20, 2013

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How best to judge a candidate's defining intrinsic characteristics such as personality, character, and attitude? 

In a recent HBR post, venture capital CEO and author, Anthony Tjan, shares ten questions to guide a hiring manager’s assessment of the aforementioned intrinsic candidate characteristics.

Candidates, take note!

To tickle your curiosity, I’ve posted article excerpts below.  To benefit from Anthony’s wisdom, follow the article link below.<...

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Hiring Tips From Big Data Devotee, Google

Posted June 24, 2013

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New York Times columnist Adam Bryant recently interviewed Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, and discovered some of Google’s wisdom about hiring.  Key takeaways reported by Adam were as follows:

Very few people are good at hiring, even at Google. GPA and test score have no correlation to job performance. Behavioral interviewing works best. In choosing leaders look for consistency, fairness, human judgment, intellectual curiosity, inspiration, and creat...

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50 Most Common Interview Questions

Posted January 22, 2014

50 Most Common Interview Questions

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Are you well prepared to either conduct or be the recipient of an interview?  Glassdoor.com recently published what it concluded were the 50 most common job interview questions.  Which of these would you ask if you were an interviewer?  Which of these are you prepared to answer if you were the interviewee?

Access the list here: http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/common-interview-questions/

 

 

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You’re Not Alone - Leaders Have Similar Feelings of Insecurity and Fear

Posted March 19, 2015

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Feeling a little insecure at some point?  You’re not alone. Research by Roger Jones, a consultant who assists organizations in enhancing performance, suggests that leaders possess common human performance-related fears. Roger's survey work and subsequent one-on-one interviews identified five common fears in ranked order:


1 - Being found to be incompetent
2 - Underachieving
3 - Appearing too vulnerable
4 - Being politically attacked by colleagues
5 - Appearing foolish

Roger's a...

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