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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 Made Jerry Garcia Great

He didn’t try to make music that everyone would like. He tried to make music that he liked.

When a Hire Just Doesn’t Work Out

Of the millions of hires made each year, some people just never fit in, others get sick and can’t deliver, and still others wind up as little performers with big resumes.

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.

Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Science helps explain why so many people are afraid to get turned down in business, love and anywhere in life.

Times Square’s Lesson on Making Great Hires

If you want to make a spectacular hire, look for the person with a sense of wonder. Look for someone who’s excited and not afraid to show it.

What’s the Funniest Thing That’s Ever …

It never hurts to be able to laugh at yourself. It makes you attractive to those around you — even the ones who may be giving you a job.

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 World Cup’s Lesson on Hiring

When you’re picking talent, there are things you can control. These things can give you an edge — sometimes a decisive one.

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.