Monthly Archives July 2012

A Different Type of Recruiting

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting today from Destin Beach, Florida.  Today’s topic is A Different Kind of Recruiting. We are often asked what makes Bluewater Advisory’s approach to recruiting so unique and effective.  We like to keep things simple and it comes down to three things.  The first is called a job benchmark.  The second is a very strategic and analytical approach to sourcing and assessing candidates. The third is a continuous improvement process and the fact that we stand behind our work. Let’s look at each one briefly. The first
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Dealing with the Unexpected

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting today again from Mobile Bay, this time from the lovely town of Fairhope, Alabama. If there’s one common element you may have noticed in the recent videos of ours, I’d have to say it’s the wind. Whether it was 30 mph winds in Lake Michigan or flying into Tropical Storm Debby in Pensacola, we’ve had our fair share of wind.  But it’s apropos for the topic of discussion today and that topic is turbulence and how executives deal with unexpected events either personal or in their
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Why New Managers Fail

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting today from the windy shores of Mobile Bay in low country Alabama.  Today’s topic is Why New Managers Fail. I read an article just last week that stated that 40% of new managers fail within this first 18 months.  To me, that’s shocking – that’s 4 out of 10 that don’t make it in a year and a half. From my experience, I’d like to submit that there are three critical success factors for a new manager or conversely three potential failure points along the way. 
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