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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 58 of a Continuing Series

Why did Rene hold out on us? The literature about these rules says that this first go round wasn’t too important; it was never finished; was basically just part of his “warm up” period, etc. There are exceptions, but mostly, Rene’s first go round has been almost as lost to philosophy as if Jeff never […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 57 of a Continuing Series

So let’s blunder straight into Rene right now, again.  He wrote a sword manual.  It has disappeared.  Can you imagine how that discovery broke my heart?  What we know of it, he emphasized the path to victory, regardless of style or specific sword or weapon type.  From what we know, he cared nothing about means, […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 56 of a Continuing Series

Do you blunder much?  Me, I blunder all the time.  I trip over myself.  I trip over my tongue and by all means, I trip over my feet.  For a klutz like me to take up swordsmanship is absolutely the most ridiculous thing, but I propose, pretty wonderful for all that!  I can’t tell you […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 55 of a Continuing Series

In this project, we flow from thought tools to stories and back again.  We’ve done some awesome work using Rene’s Map as a tool of thinking. Today is a story day, actually the beginnings of the next chapter in our story…but we’ll do some tactical recruiting work right now too! Our story begins with swordsmanship… […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 54 of a Continuing Series

What would Rene feel today? Yesterday, Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed [this post originally published May 2 at our LinkedIn Discussion group]. Like the rest of us, he’d surely be feeling the frustration of the many years this has taken. Like some of us, he’d also be frustrated that we did not […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 53 of a Continuing Series

We conclude our map work with phrase 4, which is the final phrase of Rule 4: 4. that I should be certain of having omitted nothing. Rene is sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. The phrase appears to be so innocent, and so deceptively simple. We just leave nothing off the list. We did our little tactical specifics. […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 52 of a Continuing Series

Our final destination in this journey, is: 4. Complete Enumerations: Omitting Nothing (aka the Thorough Lists Rule) “The last was in all cases to make enumerations so complete and reviews so general that I should be certain of having omitted nothing.” 1. in all cases 2. to make enumerations so complete and 3. reviews so […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 51 of a Continuing Series

We arrive at Rule 3 in our map, which is – and by far – the most complex of the four rules. Before I hit you with it, let me ask this question: What is the fastest way to safely negotiate a hair pin turn in the road when you’re driving? The answer, in the […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 50 of a Continuing Series

Continuing with our map, here’s Rule 2: 2. Divide Difficulties: into their Smallest Parts “The second was to divide up each of the difficulties which I examined into as many parts as possible, and as seemed requisite in order that it might be resolved in the best manner possible.” 1. To divide up each of […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 49 of a Continuing Series

If I say one word about scripts or programming, today, I’ll never get to the question of navigating Rene’s Four Published Rules. So that’s it, not one more word on those rich topics today. Navigation? Why do we have to learn to navigate in and amongst just four rules? The reason is clear. There is […]