Author - Kristen Harcourt

16 Key Principles of Leadership from Some of History’s Top Leaders

Companies, sports teams, and nations flourish under smart, successful leadership, and flounder without it. There are many ideas on what qualities make a successful leader.  Who better to look to for...

What Makes a Good CEO? The 2 Most Common Leadership Profiles

What makes a good CEO? Of course, it’s different for each company and each stage a company may be in, but when we look at our data from profiles created for hiring executives, there are hints at what...

Leading without Authority

Sometimes we find ourselves in a position where we need to lead or influence people who don’t report to us – read we have no power over. Okay, we often find ourselves in this position. In fact, this...

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a More Effective Leader

It's way easier to be a boss than a leader, and there is an enormous difference. Leaders are looked to for guidance and knowledge, trusted with heavy responsibilities, and regarded with confidence...

5 Powerful Strategies to Turn Dysfunctional Teams into High Performing Teams

Company leaders are responsible for reaching goals and bringing initiatives to fruition. This requires functioning teams. There are, unfortunately, a thousand and one ways teams can veer off-track,...

Building the Business Case for Talent Assessments

Have you ever pitched management on a really great idea, but just couldn’t get the funding to try it? Even though numerous studies have shown the benefits companies realize by using assessments in...

How to Engage Hiring Managers with Assessments

Hiring managers; you can’t live with them … Some people I speak to in HR would just end that sentence there, but the reality is you can’t live without them either. That doesn’t change the fact that...

Your Favorite Posts of the Year

As we approach the middle of the year, I thought I’d use one of our blog posts to thank you for reading and sharing our blog. I'm always interested to see which posts interest you. Sometimes I...

Don’t Become a Candidate Experience Horror Story

I recently read a LinkedIn Pulse post on candidate experience that began with the following sentence: “I just spent the last 22 weeks living through the most obnoxious, frustrating, and drawn out, in...

Leadership Styles That Make a Difference

What are the leadership styles that equal success? Which ones will help you move the company forward? Who are the great leaders you should be emulating? If you’re looking to define the leadership...

How to Use Assessments When Hiring

Research has shown that using assessments can reduce cost-per-hire, increase productivity and lower turnover, but just using assessments isn’t always enough. To get full value from your assessment...

Cognitive Ability Tests – Are They in Your Hiring Toolbox?

How do you know if someone can keep up with the pace of change in a role? If they’re an effective decision maker? What about their problem solving skills? These are key questions that need to be...

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