Book review: Hiring for Attitude

Hiring For Attitude By Mark Murphy McGraw Hill $30.95 Beware the Talented Terrors. On paper and at first blush, these low performers look like all-stars. They have smarts, great skills and loads of talent.  But they also have horrible attitudes. They’re relentlessly negative. Quick to blame anyone and everyone. Resistant to change. And forever inContinue reading “Book review: Hiring for Attitude”

Book review: Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail by Rom Brafman

This review was originally published in The Hamilton Spectator. Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail: The Six Principles of High Achievement By Rom Brafman Crown Archetype $25.95 One of the most resilient people I know just happens to be my kid sister. Ellie was only 11 years old when our dad suddenly died. They’d beenContinue reading “Book review: Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail by Rom Brafman”

Book review: Quiet — the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking

This review first ran in Feb. 28th edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking By Susan Cain Crown Publishers ($28) Here are five things I know for certain. I will never be the life of the party. I will never solve the mystery that isContinue reading “Book review: Quiet — the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking”