The Great Leaf Blower Incident

By Jim Mathis

Some time ago my wife suggested I stop patching up my old leaf blower and buy a new one. So I bought one at a local home improvement store. After a few minutes of blowing off the patio, however, I realized I had come very close to cutting off my fingers because there was no guard on the machine’s impeller.

Tags:  Competence, Experience, Standards, Excellence

The 4 ‘C’s of Effective Hiring

By Rick Boxx

When employers hire someone, they often reverse the order of what I call the “4 C’s of Hiring”: Character, Calling, Competence, and Chemistry. Many search for those people with a good resume and experience for the position to be filled. Once the list of candidates is narrowed, many select the one they like the best.

Tags:  Hiring, Character, Calling, Competence, Chemistry