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Some call it The Great Resignation. We call it The Great Reevaluation. As millions of Americans make career changes, even more are reevaluating their life’s purpose and long-term plans…
I read an interesting article by Tony Gambill on Forbes focused on aligning intentions with goals…
Only an ostrich is unaware of today’s recruiting challenges. Nevermind the pandemic, our national and local economy is red hot…
Reflect on the most demanding employee you’ve ever experienced. Presumably, a demanding employee that exhibited reasonably positive behaviors.
Happy Holidays from Hawthorne Services! Our winter newsletter includes useful articles on leadership, a valuable sales development resource, and a tool to improve customer service.
We have new assessments (cue the fireworks.) But first, please congratulate my partner, Karen Kehr, on her retirement. Karen started developing leaders and transforming organizations in 1997, however, priorities change. After several years of reducing her involvement, she graduated to the role of “Super Grandma” for five impressive grandchildren. Our loss is their gain! Please send well wishes to Karenmk “at” HawthorneServices.com.
COVID-19’s impact has greatly tested our society in ways the Great Recession did not. We turned to several sources of wisdom for this newsletter.
In this newsletter, learn about the parallels between nature (like Yellowstone Park) and business organizations. Missing system elements create obstacles and foster problems in unseen ways.
This newsletter focuses on the power and leverage provided by a strong pre-hire assessment.
Besides reducing hiring mistakes and predicting more successful job
candidates, we suggest there are other benefits in focusing on
better pre-hire planning.
In this edition, we discuss how a new tool gives us greater insight into a candidate’s leadership potential and their approach to meeting workplace challenges.
The 5 Levels of Leadership, by John Maxwell
Leading With Questions, by Michael Marquardt
Start With Why, by Simon Sinek
It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, by D. Michael Abrashoff
First, Break All the Rules, by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
Personal Leadership and Results
7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
Presence, by Amy Cuddy
Rising Strong, by Brene Brown
6 Ways to Lead When You Are Not In Charge, Frank Powell’s blog
The Power of Focus, by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, & Les Hewitt
The Power of Story, by Jim Loehr
Mojo, by Marshal Goldsmith
Triggers, by Marshal Goldsmith & Mark Reiter
Your Oxygen Mask First, by Kevin Lawrence
Change Management and Embracing Change
Who Moved My Cheese?, by Spencer Johnson
Leading Change, by John Kotter
Coaching for Supervisors, Leaders
Crucial Conversations, by Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan
Catalytic Coaching, by Garold Markle
The Servant, by James Hunter
The Way of the Shepherd, by Dr. Kevin Leman & Bill Pentak
Marketing & Sales
Selling Boldly, by Alex Goldfayn
5 Minute Selling, by Alex Goldfayn
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Think Smarter, by Michael Kallet
Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradbury and Jean Greaves
Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
Triggers, by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
Employee Engagement & Retention
The Power of Stay Interviews, by Richard Finnegan
Teamwork, Team Building
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni
The Ideal Team Player, by Patrick Lencioni
Leaders Eat Last, by Simon Sinek
Peernovation, by Leo Bottary
Business Management, Planning, Diagnostics, and Valuation
The Leadership Capital Index, by Dave Ulrich
Navigating the Growth Curve, by James Fischer
Built to Last, by Jim Collins
The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them, by Jim Muehlhausen
Traction, by Gino Wickham
The Road to Excellence, by David Mattson
No Ego, by Cy Wakeman
Nimble, Focused, Feisty: Organizational Cultures That Win in the New Era and How to Create Them, by Sara Roberts
No Ego, by Cy Wakeman
Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times, by Peter Steinke