In The News This Week…January 22

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

by Jeff Haden

“Good employees follow processes. Great employees tweak processes. Exceptional employees find ways to reinvent processes, not just because they are expected to… but because they just can’t help themselves.”

5 Creative Interview Questions to Ask Job Applicants, Approved by Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Reid Hoffman

by Matthew McCreary

“But how can you use the interview process to ensure your company hires the absolute best person for the job? Specifically, are you asking the right questions, and how do you know if you’re hearing the right answers?”

A Simple Flow For Thinking About Organizational Alignment

by Jeff Boss

“Your goals are more likely to be achieved when there is a clear and meaningful purpose behind what you’re doing, simple goals to attain, a practical strategy for achieving those goals, daily priorities that keep you on track and metrics that measure progress and provide feedback along the way.”

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

by Walter Frick

“To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is.”

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Vulnerable: 6 Ways to Build Trust With Your Team

by Young Entrepreneur Council

“Showing your human side can go a long way toward establishing positive and productive relationships with your team.”