Greatness and Leaderhship

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/31/2015 in Personal / About Me |

I’ve been watching a couple videos of David Marquet.  He was a submarine captain that figured out a few things. Here is the short overview: And the more informative 48 minute presentation he gave at a company…   A couple of the great things I thought that were said are as follows:   People are […]



Why is Missing in Most Job Posts and Initial Conversations

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/23/2015 in Personal / About Me, Recruiting articles |

After recently watching a TED Talk called “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” by Simon Sinek, I was struck how the same concepts are immediately applicable to our job posts and how we pitch the jobs we recruit for. In the video, Simon Sinek shared his golden circle and the following definition of terms: What – […]

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The happy secret to better work

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/17/2015 in Personal / About Me |

Another TED Talk I recently watched, this time by Shawn Achor – a very funny guy. Focus and celebrate on the wins/successes and positives. 75% of job success are predicted by your optimism levels, your social support, and ability to see stress as a challenge instead of a threat.  We need to keep optimism high […]

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Why good leaders make you feel safe

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/13/2015 in Personal / About Me |

Here is another TED Talk that I would like to share that I watched recently… I really loved this talk.  It relates to employee engagement, cooperation, and commitment in a very profound way…and how the leader sets the tone within the group. If you are a manager, director, or executive…are you and those above or […]

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Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/08/2015 in Personal / About Me |

I was watching TED Talks this morning and saw this one today and found it very interesting. Groups whose members scored higher on the “Reading the Mind in the Eye” test did better as a group (because they aware of each others’ emotions more). I found two tests online (that appeared to be a little […]

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Listening to a New Audiobook about Recruiting

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/03/2015 in Personal / About Me |

I am a fan of Lou Adler and Performance-based Hiring (see more at the Adler Group).  I took the Performance-based Hiring course in September 2008, and as part of the course I received a copy of “Hire With Your Head.”  I recommend that every recruiter should read this book. It has been a while since […]

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