Category: E-pinions

Welcome to Recruiting Daily Advisor’s Op-Ed page, where BLR CEO Dan Oswald and other notables freely express their thoughts on Recruiting today and in the future.

introvert

Workplace Introverts: Debunking the Myths

Introverts—they are the new extroverts, right? Quiet, reserved, always sensing and watching. Listening for the next nugget of innovation to grace the lips of a colleague. Or are they tormented by the thought of communication and interaction? Do their extroverted cohorts drive them batty? Or the question that matters, the question I pose is—does it really matter? […]

passion

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Work Passion

I’ve recently started reading Reddit semiregularly, and one of my most-visited subreddits is /r/careerguidance. While the questions submitted range from the very specific (“I’m a history major with two years of work experience at a museum. What other careers might be good for me?”) to the general (“How can I make more money?”), a common […]

diversity

The Case for Diversity

This edition of The Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Project Director for Simplify Compliance. While few American businesses self-report on diversity data, workplace discrimination and inclusion are near-daily topics in the media.

Leading, Unofficially

This edition of The Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Project Director for Simplify Compliance. For most of us, the path to becoming a leader starts years before an official leadership title and a team of employees are granted.

Embrace the Speed of Change

We live in a world that is changing rapidly. It’s a reality that we all recognize and must accept. Driven by rapid advances in technology, we’re living in a world in which information is at our fingertips 24/7, we’re constantly connected to the world around us, and a task that once took hours or days […]

strategy

Know Your Employees’ Work Languages

Note from Dan Oswald: A colleague and I, on occasion, discuss various leadership or management approaches. It was more than a year ago when he floated the concept of “work languages” during one of our conversations. I told him that I agreed with his overall premise, as I believe that a leader must understand what […]

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Focus on Your Employees’ Needs Before Your Own

On Sunday, I heard someone speak about servant leadership. I was struck by how appropriate it was that he chose that topic the day before we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, a man who dedicated his life to civil rights, once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What […]

Learn Your Mistakes in the Past, But Keep the Lessons for the Future

Just 14 days, and 2017 will be over. Another year in the books. I don’t know about you, but they seem to go faster as I get older. It’s like I’m speeding to a finish line that I don’t necessarily want to reach! But it’s like I say about birthdays, it sure beats the alternative. […]