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Are You Smiling from the Eyes?

Are You Smiling from the Eyes?

One September, I was the Director of Association Relations for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions based in Virginia, USA. Then in November, I stood smiling in front of a post-communist management team of a chicken and egg processing facility in Moravia (then Czechoslovakia)...

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A Two-Sided Honor

On June 1st, Forbes Media and Statista gave The Barrett Group a two-sided honor. They recognized The Barrett Group as one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms 2020 in the Executive Search category. This is a great honor. Of the thousands of firms nationwide considered, only the top 200 executive search...

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TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Two Heads Are Better Than One

What does the phrase “Two heads are better than one” mean? Sometimes it simply means sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust who can give you an external perspective. From a career point of view in my experience, people appreciate a second opinion. They value the professional...

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Your money or your life

“Your money or your life?” We have usually associated these words with an act of robbery, however, now they seem to be more related to employment.  At many levels of society people are making the choice to work and expose themselves to the Covid-19 virus or to minimize their exposure—with...

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Are You Ready for The Recovery?

Recently, I was trolling through government statistics. I wanted to understand the recovery and where we really are. I researched numbers from the US Department of Commerce. Then, I looked to the Federal Reserve (Richmond) (Fed). And next, I researched the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). There...

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ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?

Are You Truly Trustworthy?

It is odd to think of most employers as gamblers.  Yet, clearly, in hiring new employees, companies actively gamble that they can pick reliable people who will add value—especially at the executive level.  More than any other value, it is the quality of trust—being able to trust an employee. Trust...

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Twenty-eight Happy Clients

There is much talk about life after Covid-19 at the moment. It seems a little premature to me, because the virus continues to hugely impact our daily lives and is likely to remain a continuous threat for a year or more. In his recent contribution to the Economist’s series on “the world after Covid-19,”...

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It’s Alright To Lie On A Resume, Right?

Hyperbole in news reporting is mainstream. Doctoring a profile picture to look younger is an everyday event. So, what difference does a little lie on your resume make? The answer, I hope, is obvious, but let’s consider why people are tempted to lie on their resumes in the first place. One reason is...

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