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Leadership Insights #3: Embracing Diversity and Hiring Well - A Path to Success

Published 12 months ago • 3 min read

Dear Leaders,

As the days become longer, and summer unfolds its warmth, I find myself reflecting on the invaluable experiences we encounter and the cherished connections we make along our life's journey.

It is with immense gratitude that I write to you today, having spent time with my niece, Mary Claire. She recently returned from an incredible semester in Sydney for her studies, only to embark on a new adventure, leaving for Lisbon yesterday for a summer internship. During her brief time home we got to celebrate her 21st birthday early, hear stories about sky diving, bungee jumping oh and of course what she learned in school!

Spending time with Mary Claire and seeing her growth, as she embraced new perspectives, cultures, and people, has reinforced the notion that stepping out of our comfort zones and exposing ourselves to different experiences is vital for personal and professional development. It is through these encounters that we become more empathetic, open-minded, and adaptable individuals, enabling us to thrive in an ever-changing world.

This profound belief in the power of diverse experiences and cultures brings us to the core of this newsletter: the significance of hiring well. We cannot underestimate the impact of building a team that not only possesses the necessary skills and qualifications, but also embodies a rich tapestry of backgrounds and perspectives. The right candidate is not merely someone who checks all the boxes, but is someone who complements and aligns with the essence of your team.

We have great tools to help you hire well, ensuring the candidate is the right fit for the role. Reach out today if you'd like to meet for a consultation around your hiring process.

Cheering for you,

Erin Robison
Founder, TruPotential Group

To truly hire well, we must embark on a journey of self-discovery and team understanding. It is crucial to recognize our strengths, weaknesses, and values, as individuals and as a collective, to create an environment where everyone can thrive. By doing so, we ensure that our team remains resilient, innovative, and poised for success in the present and the future.

When we don't hire the right people, our organization may experience a myriad of challenges. From decreased productivity and morale to higher turnover rates, the consequences can be far-reaching. Misaligned values,
a lack of skills, or a poor cultural fit can disrupt team dynamics, hinder collaboration, and impede innovation. Additionally, a bad hire can drain valuable time and resources, diverting attention from more important strategic initiatives.

Resources to Help You Hire Well

Ted Talk: “Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume” by Regina Hartley

In this talk, Regina challenges conventional hiring practices and shares insights on the hidden potential within candidates who don’t necessarily fit the mold.

Article: “How to Hire” by Laszlo Bock, former SVP of People Operations at Google

This comprehensive article shares evidence-based strategies and best practices for building effective hiring processes.

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All Work and No Play? No Way!

July is usually a great month to travel and explore, as many families take advantage of summer vacations. Where are you heading this summer? If you are not able to travel, how are you taking time to recharge this summer as a leader?

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Before we go…where in the world is George?

George is our Chief Happiness Officer! He loves hiking with us around Colorado. This is a gorgeous hike, Mayflower Gulch. Other local favorites include Clinton Gulch Dam Reservoir, Officer's Gulch, Wheeler Lakes, Lilypad Lake and South Willow Creek Falls. Let me know if you are traveling through Colorado - we would love to join you for a hike!

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