Are you addicted to caffeine?

Caffeine is one of the most researched and studied drugs in history and is found in numerous beverages on the market today. However, just because caffeine is available, does that mean it’s good for you? Why do we drink caffeine in the first place? For…

Reference check: best practices

Recently, a client asked me to provide a list of reference check questions as a component of a sales recruiting project. My knee-jerk reaction was, “Reference checks? Why bother? The only thing most companies will provide is confirmation of very basic information, like dates of…

Managing change: secrets of adaptable leaders

Why do some companies consistently outperform their peers? When comparing companies facing the same circumstances, one variable stands out among the winners: the quality of leadership. The best leaders can effectively influence three determinants of organizational performance: adaptation, efficiency, and human resources. Adaptation involves changes…