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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 28 of a Continuing Series

So, did anyone do their homework last night, and check out April 21, here? If not, no matter, you can get your homework done anytime you wish in this school! Homework is always good. Speaking of homework, I think of that topic as actually a subset of the larger topic “Learning Stories.” How do you […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 54 of a Continuing Series

Today I’m going to try to persuade you that something I inherently hate is inherently good, and worthy, if not of our love than at least of our commitment to mastery. I inherently hate politics. I am utterly wrong to do so. The way I work with myself, you know, bringing myself along the path […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 27 of a Continuing Series

We left off with Rene’s Published Rule 4, where he hits us with the command to make thorough enumerations, or as we might say today, thorough lists. The place to dive back in is that qualifier… “thorough.” Do you agree? If so, how would you define thorough? I believe in the world of business, recruiting […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 53 of a Continuing Series

We delved our first principle last time. Today we’ll consider the next two: II. There are both friends and enemies; and no progress can be safeguarded or confidently won without recognizing and addressing their existence. III. You must have both tactics and strategies for identifying, testing and building friendship at work; you must have tactics […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 26 of a Continuing Series

This marketing challenge we’re analyzing, I have a question to hit you with about it. How much is it worth? That is, how much – in dollars – would it be worth to you to never fear marketing again? How much would it be worth to know that you are a great marketer and that […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 52 of a Continuing Series

We proposed the following four principles Monday: I. To hit your goals, you will require the help of friends as you of necessity overcome the opposition of enemies. II. There are both friends and enemies; and no progress can be safeguarded or confidently won without recognizing and addressing their existence. III. You must have both […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 25 of a Continuing Series

Rules 2 & 3 sometimes blend together in my mind, as you might note if you read my closing statements yesterday carefully! Order is the point of rule 3 here: “The third was to carry on my reflections in due order, commencing with objects that were the most simple and easy to understand, in order […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 51 of a Continuing Series

How well have you done with your time machine? Did you make it back to the 15th century and follow the life and death forces at the court? Have you ever danced with Machiavelli’s tunes before, or did they catch your ear this time, possibly, for the first time? How well did you do; what […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 24 of a Continuing Series

Did you find urgency you can doubt, in any of your current searches? If so, what are you going to do about that? I’m truly interested in hearing, if you’ll work to do the application of Rene’s first rule to your searches and most especially their urgency or doubtful lack thereof! Here’s his second rule, […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 50 of a Continuing Series

Machiavelli is possibly the ultimate counselor for politicians. They’re the closest things to princes today, in most peoples’ minds. Me, I think of the CEOs and Chairmen of the Boards of the great corporations, in their corporate jets, flying around like Apollo pulled by his four horses through the heavens. I see them as more […]