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“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Conclusion

TRANSITION! Hello Good Friends, I have a pretty exciting announcement to share, a new direction in which to take our conversation. I believe we’ve covered the atomic unit of two messily competitive managers bidding, at auction, over the future contributions of your True STAR. As I meditated on the most basic and fundamental skills to […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 38 of a Continuing Series

4. When you’ve learned correctly, your enemy will hardly come to striking, at all. In my daily work, I do a great deal of prepping for worst case scenarios. We address as many possible paths and outcomes as possible. We do determine our strategy. But, the real heat always gets turned on when we GO […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 37 of a Continuing Series

3. No enemy will be able to defend against you without danger. I haven’t burdened you with too many of my own personal stories and anecdotes, and we’d be watch out, or that could become a problem. I love to tell stories. In fact, as you guessed already, I’m going to share one right now. […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 36 of a Continuing Series

Today’s counsel – Fight all enemies without regard to how they behave – is one of my very most favorite true fundamentals! For one thing, as I’ve mentioned, I truly love the self-contradiction entailed. Certainly, we bob and weave with the enemy, his every opening indicating a possible attack, his rising and falling spirit guiding […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 35 of a Continuing Series

Here are Master Liechtenauer’s four points for review and context. Below, we’ll simply explore #1 today: 1. Aim, so you hit certainly. 2. Fight all enemies without regard for how they act. 3. No enemy will be able to defend against you without danger. 4. When you’ve learned correctly, your enemy will hardly come to […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 34 of a Continuing Series

Manuals on swordsmanship often have scores and scores of technical terms. I’d love nothing more than to work through each term, make it clear in combat terms, and then apply each to business! But, of course, this is not the place for that wonderful, glorious endeavor. So… In the passage I’m about to share, you’ll […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 33 of a Continuing Series

Today’s quote will be the most important we’ve yet considered. I’ll give a bit of context and background after the quote, and then, as always, we’ll apply it to our revolutionary fundamentals. Today, though, I’ll be asking you to make the application! “And when you close with him thinking that you have the correct measure […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 32 of a Continuing Series

Here is today’s quote: “When you are closing to an opponent, do not watch his blows and do not wait for what he might use against you. Swordsmen who just wait for their opponent’s blows and do nothing other than ward them off…are usually defeated.” Sigmund Ringeck c. 1430. What is the ultimate, most revolutionary […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 31 of a Continuing Series

I hope to offer some tremendous encouragement in a moment. But first let’s tie down our simplicity again. We have found a True STAR. We found messy competition. We found two managers who compete against each other. I imagine this may stretch your vision, just a bit, but likely not to the snapping point. Ah, […]

“The Revolutionary Fundamentals of Recruiting”, Part 30 of a Continuing Series

Have you ever been to an auction, or been bitten by the auction bug? Have you ever paid some ridiculous amount of money for something because of the heat of the moment? There’s no questioning it, when the heat of the auction hits, you may well over-pay for what you get. Yet, no one seems […]