Scott Wintrip's Blog – October 2015 Archive (4)

Guilt-Free Leadership

Leadership requires taking chances and making on-the-spot decisions. Often, leaders make the right choice. Sometimes, they blunder.

Francis made such a blunder. In rebuilding his recruiting team, he hired not just one, but two people who ended up being bad hires. Making matters worse,…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on October 28, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Disloyalty of Customers

There’s an “affair” going on and it’s not just a tacky television series on the Showtime network.

Thousands of people are deemed unfaithful every day, including:

  • Hiring managers who circumvent their…
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Added by Scott Wintrip on October 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Why Multitasking Destroys Staffing Effectiveness

Research has demonstrated the inefficiency of multitasking. Gorillas drive home the point.

Okay, not real gorillas. Just the one in the suit featured by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons in their book, The Invisible Gorilla. The authors explain inattentional blindness—why people don’t notice the unexpected.

In a series of examples (including the story of a …

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Added by Scott Wintrip on October 13, 2015 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

The Future is Talent Sufficiency, Not Talent Scarcity

The CEO of Uber recently posed one of the most important questions leaders can ask about their own organizations.

Appearing during the first week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Travis Kalanick was asked about the future of Uber. He focused on Uber Eats, an on-demand food delivery service being quietly rolled out in select cities.

Colbert, in his patently playful manner, acted as though he didn’t understand. How could Uber effectively…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on October 6, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

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