I’ll hire passion over passive any day!

On Friday night I met with Jeremy Langhans (@Jer425 and @bluelabeltalent) and Steve Levy (@LevyRecruits) in Seattle.  During the course of our discussions I made the comment that is now the title of this blog post.  They both shared it through Twitter so here are the thoughts behind the comment. In 1995 I was a captain in the [...]

Leadership Lessons from Darth Vader

Darth Vader, not exactly the nicest of bosses, so what can we possibly learn from him?  I believe we learn from everyone.  Over the years I have worked with many types of leaders, some I learned what to do and others what not to do.  I consider myself fortunate that there are far more of the [...]

ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo 2014 Spring

Interested in learning how to build or improve your employer brand? I will be sharing 20 Lessons that I learned running the Army Strong campaign and have validated in the work I have done since leaving the Army. One of the 20 lessons I will share is how I applied my experience developing tactical and [...]

The power of a brand!

This week as I was in Boston for the Human Capital Institute Conference I saw shirts and signs proclaiming Boston Strong.  Ironically, I was speaking about the Army Strong campaign.  At the end of my presentation I held up a shirt with Boston Strong printed on it and asked a simple question, would this have [...]

Marketing Secrets

Human Capital Institute invited me to speak at their Boston Conference today about lessons I learned running the Army Strong campaign. I spoke about many things, but the one that needs to be addressed further in a future post is Effects Based Marketing Planning. After 20+ years of planning and problem solving I now apply [...]