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“You’re reading that quote from Larry Fink saying there’s never been more fear, what we need now is hope. As a business leader you may think, yeah, I’ll go in with more hope – that’s better than despair. More hope means better outcomes. But the truth is, hope alone doesn’t give an accurate picture of...
Should I be authentic at work or not? Should I bring my “whole self” or not? I recently read an article that was challenging the advice to be yourself at work. The author was making a full-throated defense of playing a role at work to get ahead. I don’t think the world needs more fear...
I have worked in and for organizations that prioritize culture. They talk about it ceaselessly, spend millions codifying it, make it a priority in hiring and firing, and make consistently bold pronouncements about how culture eats strategy for breakfast. Culture is queen. I agree with them. They do this because they understand that culture is...
This week, I am reflecting on the funny paths we take to look like we knew it all along.  I met a wonderful person this past week. We told our stories to each other. That happens many times a week: introductions, and then the canned narratives about our respective genius. But this time was different....
Companies experience a productivity decline when they surpass 150 employees. We hear it consistently from our clients, regardless of industry, growth, or tenure. They tell us that they have to hire more people to get the same amount of work done, or spend more time and attention to get the same result. They have to...
I have trouble saying no. Lots of reasons. Chief among them is that I’ve gotten reward signals for a long time that are basically along the lines of “if you say yes and solve the problem quickly, the more people would like you, the more value you will add, the more money you will make.”...
Your company culture is defined by the behavior you reward, tolerate, and punish. Talentism Founder and CEO Jeff Hunter talks to the Wall Street Journal about the hardline culture cues and commands coming from Twitter head Elon Musk. Elon Musk Takes a Hard Line on Quiet Quitters—and Anyone He Thinks Is Close The Wall Street...
Talentism CEO and Founder Jeff Hunter weighs in on the fast and furious happening layoffs across the tech industry: “They’re bringing in a ton of money. They don’t want to lose the talent war. And then the party just stops.” It’s the New Saying Among Tech CEOs: I Apologize The Wall Street Journal
Jeff Hunter, Founder and CEO of Talentism, is a key advisor to Compass CEO Robert Reffkin. “Mr. Reffkin in said he’s learned key lessons from Mr. Hunter, who helps Mr. Reffkin find blindspots and keeps him accountable.” Where the CEO of Compass Found His Direction The Wall Street Journal
Jeff Hunter, Founder and CEO of Talentism, shares perspective on how to find your calling, how to manage well, and what it really means to accept reality. Practice Makes Perfect: Finding Your Calling Anchor