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The Worst Hiring Decision in NFL History

The New York Giants could have had Bill Belichick as their coach. But George Young, the team general manager at the time, saw reasons not to hire the man who may be the greatest football coach in history.

What’s Your Response to Criticism?

Everyone gets criticized one time or another. But when you’re attacked, it helps to have a sense of worth that comes from having accomplished things.

The Nine Most Important Words for Any Employer

At the beginning of every semester, every sports season, every hiring, we know three things for sure:

The Sixth-Grader No One Saw Coming

Right now in a sixth grade somewhere sits a person who one day be the best in the world at what they do. And no one knows who that person is.

What Wrestling Did for Tom Cruise

It brought together forces that would shape his own life as a “Mission Impossible.”

What Does Being Valedictorian Mean?

If you’re looking for the groundbreaking leaders of tomorrow, you’ll likely not find them among top grade-getters.

What Horse-Racing Tells Us About Hiring

Longshots can finish first. Favorites fall by the wayside. Best bets turn out to be sucker bets. Too many picks are also-rans.

The Man of a Thousand Voices

Celebrities may seem like they were born to stardom. But chances are they had to overcome rejection to get where they are.

The Lesson of Yoenis Cespedes

His contract and his injuries are a stark example of how much a bad hiring decision can hurt an organization.

The Biggest Mistake in Job Interviews

If the interviewer is not more nervous than the interviewee, then something is wrong.