Should you hire a ten-year-old to work for your business? This week’s question comes from Jason. Q: Hi Dave. Jason from Utah. I’m looking to potentially hire someone and you talked about hiring slow and firing fast. So I was just wondering what your vetting process is for hiring people out there to work in … Continue reading “Why skills are overrated when hiring – Pick Dave’s Brain”
Are you a narcissist and, if so, should you be a CEO? This week’s question comes from Jayne in Adelaide, Australia. Q: Could you see value in companies establishing prerequisite testing of all CEO applicants for disorders such as BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) or NPD (Narcissist Personality Disorder) to ensure that people in leadership positions … Continue reading “Do Execs Need Psychological Testing? – Pick Dave’s Brain”
This week’s question comes from Rafael of San Paulo, Brazil. Q: In one of your seminars you said if you have an employee that’s causing problems, you should hold them to strict standards. But does that really work?
Congratulations! If you are fortunate enough to be able to read this email, then, in all likelihood, you’ve managed to reach the finish line of another year. While last year’s New Year’s resolution to eliminate pasta from your diet may have backfired, maintaining your career through another year means something must be going right. Before … Continue reading “How to Make the Most of Your Annual Review”
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve spent time in “the red.” You’ve used money, earned or borrowed, and invested into your business. Buy for a dollar. Sell for two. Eventually, you land in “the green.” What happens then? Some folks buy an Armani suit, slick back their hair with 3 pounds of hair gel, channel their … Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting (Too) Greedy”