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Chris Ruisi Behavior

Attitude vs. Skill: It’s All in the Behavior

As more and more people find employment during this growing economy it is creating a burden for employers trying to fill open positions. Highly and even moderately skilled workers are being hired at a rapid pace creating a challenge for all employers trying to fill their open positions.

Part of the solution for this challenge is for employers to willingly relax their skills requirements and begin to place greater emphasis on a candidate’s attitude. A rule of thumb which I have always followed simply states that you can always teach someone the required skills for a job, but you can’t teach them the right attitude. Hence, if forced to choose, I would always take attitude over skills.

In order to properly evaluate a candidate’s attitude, the interviewer needs to use more of a behavioral style of interviewing versus asking the typical questions that most of us use. In a behavioral interview, you are attempting to evaluate how the candidate will respond in different types of scenarios like working with other team members, handling problems, handling less than happy customers, avoiding conflict in the workplace and many other situations. All of this puts a big spotlight on the questions asked and how you prepare for the interview.

However, as I will explain, using a behavior-driven interviewing style is probably a good thing and something you should be doing more of regardless of the “hot” employment environment we are currently experiencing. Continue reading

The Problem and Solution Can Usually Be Found At The Top

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When solving organizational problems, Chris learned from his past experiences that a top down approach was the fastest way to uncover the cause of the problem and the fastest path to the solution. Chris discusses the importance of leading the team and setting the right performance expectations.

 

 

Chris Ruisi’s “Step Up and Play Big Moments” is all about personal and business success. Chris’s goal is to offer today’s entrepreneurs, CEO’s and business leader’s practical guidance, tips, strategies and tactics that work in today’s challenging business climate. Chris brings his practical and successful experience at senior level management and Board positions to help his listeners cut through the clutter to Step Up and Play Big. Also available on iTunes.

 

 

Developing Go-To People

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Most leaders earned the top job by becoming the “go-to person” – you know the person everyone counts on. However, to grow a business, a leader cannot afford to be the only go-to person. They must develop other go-to people. Chris explains how leaders can grow their team by developing their own go-to people.

 

 

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Chris Ruisi’s “Step Up and Play Big Moments” is all about personal and business success. Chris’s goal is to offer today’s entrepreneurs, CEO’s and business leader’s practical guidance, tips, strategies and tactics that work in today’s challenging business climate. Chris brings his practical and successful experience at senior level management and Board positions to help his listeners cut through the clutter to Step Up and Play Big. Also available on iTunes.

 

 

How To Become A Good Listener

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A critical component of communication is how one listens. Chris shares 10 steps that one must follow to become a great listener and an even better communicator.

 

 

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Chris Ruisi’s “Step Up and Play Big Moments” is all about personal and business success. Chris’s goal is to offer today’s entrepreneurs, CEO’s and business leader’s practical guidance, tips, strategies and tactics that work in today’s challenging business climate. Chris brings his practical and successful experience at senior level management and Board positions to help his listeners cut through the clutter to Step Up and Play Big. Also available on iTunes.

 

 

Three Guaranteed Ways To Hire The Wrong People

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It’s a lot easier to hire the wrong person, but it is extremely difficult to repair the damage a bad hire can do. Chris identifies three ways to hire the wrong person for your next job opening as a “don’t do this” guide.

 

 

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Seven-Step Selection Process

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The most important factor that will determine the success of your company is the quality of the team. Chris shares his seven-step selection process for finding the best candidate for the job.

 

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3 Guaranteed Ways to Hire the Wrong People

I’m always amazed how everyone agrees that the quality of your team will determine the quality of your business. Yet many still approach the hiring and selection of employees as a burden or something you “have to do”. Well, you do have to do it! And you had better be doing it right if you want to avoid mistakes, lost money and productivity, and cause your customers to go elsewhere.

So here are 3 sure-fired ways to make certain that you continue to hire the wrong employees. Here’s the point (just in case you need to hear it): do the opposite! Continue reading

Can You Work with People to Get Things Done?

Whenever I meet with or speak to a group of HR professionals, I pose this question (right from my Exceptional HR Leader’s Checklist):

What’s one thing you can do over the next 12 months that will improve some aspect of your company’s operations?

The response I usually get goes something like this: “Gee, I never really thought about that”.

So, here’s my first bit of advice: Start thinking about it! Or, you run the real risk of being left on the side of the road.

In order to work on something that will improve some aspect of your company’s operations, you have to have a strong orientation towards getting things done. To get things done, Continue reading

The Path to Becoming an Exceptional HR Leader: Step 2

Crafting Your Vision

Last month I discussed with you the fact that if you wanted to become an Exceptional HR Leader you would have to “commit” to learning as much as you can about your company – its core business and operations.

Today we are going to review the importance of you crafting a vision for yourself in your role as an Exceptional HR Leader.

The one quality that all leaders have in common is that they have a clear and exciting vision for the future. This is something that only a leader can do. Only a leader can think about the future and plan for the future each day. Continue reading