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High Turnover is Not a Recruitment Problem, So What is It?

[I’m happy to share this guest post from my friend and colleague, Michael Kennedy—a veteran of the automotive industry and renowned automotive recruiter. Aside from the specific statistics, the challenges and solutions that follow apply to all … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside The Head: 1.5

Chapter 7   Cam just about swallowed his tongue. “You were the chief information officer of Maritime and Son?” he asked incredulously. “No, sir, I was not.” “But you just said…” “I said CIO, not chief information officer. Really, Buck, … Read the full article→

These Extreme Leadership Qualities are the Gateway to this Healthcare Facility’s Vibrant New Culture

Allen James is the chief administrator of a post-acute care skilled nursing facility—you know, a nursing home.  For many people, that brings to mind images of elderly men and women sitting alone in wheelchairs and watching televisions turned up to … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside The Head: Part 1.4

Chapter 6 (continued) “Jeez! Look at that guy. Can you believe him? He looks like a dog I used to own. Get a load of that hair. What a fleabag!” He gave me a conspiratorial nudge on the arm. “What sewer did he sleep in last … Read the full article→

Get Out of Your Office

Some of us remember the days when we could lock ourselves in the office, turn off the phone, and put the outside world on hold. But now—what with texts, social media updates, instant messages, and the incessant vibrating and chiming of our mobile … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside The Head: Part 1.3

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A WUP Upside The Head: Part 1.2

Chapter 3 Closer, dealmaker, phone demon, top producer, Cameron Summerfield is a sales god. He came to work at ILGI fresh out of state college where he’d graduated unceremoniously with a liberal arts degree. Armed with a diploma on the wall and the … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside The Head: Part 1.1

Chapter 1 I live in the Mission Beach area of San Diego, California. It’s a bit different from Michigan, especially in the wintertime, and I was desperately trying to get back there after my conference with the Jims. There are no direct flights … Read the full article→

5 Words You’ll (Still) Never Hear on the Campaign Trail

    [Note to my readers: I first wrote and published this post four years ago in our last US presidential election cycle. Just out of curiosity, I flipped back into my blog archives to see if what I'd written then would still … Read the full article→

The Radical Edge Serialized on

[Note: I'm excited to share my second book, The Radical Edge, in serial fashion here on! We'll post one installment a week until the very end of the book. If you ever get impatient and want to scarf the whole thing down at once, you … Read the full article→