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5 Essential Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask a Candidate During a Job Interview

As a business owner or hiring manager, during any job interview you should spend at least 30 minutes asking your candidate a set of pre-determined behavioural or competency based questions relevant to your specific role. But then, assuming you’re satisfied with their responses, you should definitely ask the following five essential questions that will prove [...]

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Change your paradigm, Networking

Change Your Paradigm, Transform Your Network

If networking doesn’t feel right, you are doing it wrong. Midway through my master’s degree, I became concerned about my post-graduation job prospects. Bright classmates of mine were struggling with their transitions in the beginning of a recession and this filled me with fear. At the advice of trusted mentors, I decided to start “networking.” [...]

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3Ps Foundational Gears

PRODUCT – Third of 3 P’s That = Success

We’ll conclude this series on the “3 P’s That = Success” by focusing on PRODUCT, having already discussed the first two principles of People and Process. PRODUCT While People and Processes define a company internally, a company’s product or service is what defines them externally. Again, I like to start with asking a few questions. [...]

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3Ps Foundational Gears

PROCESS – Second of 3 P’s That = Success

In this blog series called “3 P’s That = Success,” we have covered the first principle for building a world class, profitable organization which is focused on People and this time we’ll talk PROCESS. We’ll conclude the series with Product. PROCESS The privately held Aerospace Company I worked for had “Obtain Capital Equipment” as their [...]

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3Ps Foundational Gears

PEOPLE – First of 3 P’s That = Success

In the first blog of this series, I introduced the idea of three principles for building a world class, profitable organization: People, Process and Product. Let’s take a look at the first of these 3 P’s: PEOPLE. PEOPLE As I mentioned in the first article, I learned long ago that people are a company’s greatest [...]

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