August 2023

The Dichotomy of Inertia

By |2023-05-05T14:50:21-04:00August 28, 2023|Companies, The Dichotomy of Inertia, TalentSphere|

When it rains, it pours; most are familiar with this phrase.  It’s what we use to describe the inertia of negative circumstances building and snowballing. Can you think of the equivalent phrase used to describe the opposite? The experience of positive inertia? “Just look at the bright side”… “turn lemons into lemonade”… “there’s a light at the end of the tunnel” might come to mind, but those all build on turning a negative into a positive. What about turning a […]

An Era of Authenticity

By |2023-05-05T14:39:46-04:00August 21, 2023|An Era of Authenticity|

It’s probably a fair statement; if you are the kind of person who needs to read an article on how to be authentic, is the very act of reading such an article in and of itself inauthentic? Setting aside that seemingly debatable fact, the topic of authenticity is likely often discussed in counseling sessions but rarely discussed related to the workplace. However, we live in an era where social media has perpetuated the need to showcase an idyllic life, in […]

A Perpetual Prime of Life

By |2023-05-05T13:21:33-04:00August 7, 2023|Training, Recruiters, A Perpetual Prime of Life, Candidates, Companies|

As recruiters, there is a powerful question we ask candidates which typically elicits immediate pause, reflection, and authenticity in the answer. It is a question that catches most off guard, creates a feeling of nostalgia, and sometimes even prompts a smile.

“At what point in your career did you feel most fulfilled? When did you feel you were truly in your prime, or at your best?”

Unfortunately, more common than not, the answer is a story […]

Loss Aversion

By |2023-02-22T14:54:44-04:00August 7, 2023|Recruiters, Loss Aversion|

Imagine this scenario: a colleague offers to flip a coin and give you $20 if it lands on heads. If it lands on tails, you give him $20. Stop and ponder; would you accept that bet? For most of us, the answer is no. Behavioral science experts Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman performed an experiment which resulted in a clear example of human bias towards losses. The experiment involved asking people if they would accept a bet based on the […]

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