Category Archives: Talent

The “If / Because / In spite of” Dynamics of Motivation

   At a manufacturing plant in Illinois, a foreman told me he returned from vacation to find his crew had accomplished very little during his time away.  He was disappointed in production numbers, and I could tell he was disappointed … Continue reading

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Interrupt the Ascent

 as·cent a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill. an instance of rising through the air. My colleagues at Definity Partners ( in Cincinnati, Ohio, are preparing to launch a series called “What’s Next?”  This series … Continue reading

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Find the Right Fit

Working for a large organization allowed me to participate in many functions of the business, sometimes even outside my traditional job responsibilities.  While my position was not focused on recruiting, I soon discovered that I really enjoyed interviewing and selecting … Continue reading

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