Boly:Welch is thrilled to announce the launch of our new website! A great deal of time, energy and hard work has gone into its creation and we are excited to share it with all of you. Our new blog is also linked to the new site, so stay tuned at bolywelch.com/blog for updates on business news, career development and more!
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The Boly:Welch Team
As a hiring manager, you want to build a team that coalesces well, collaborates effectively and generally fits. But, according to this testimonial by Fast Company contributor Bud Caddell, it might be time to consider bringing on some “misfits” to mix things up. According to Caddell, a misfit is someone who, to reclaim the cliché, takes the drum, smashes it, and dances to the shake of their own maracas. As with any business decision that strays from the norm, there are risks. How will your existing team react to tis new agent of change in their midst? Will personality obscure clear progress? But every worthwhile risk presents rewards as well, rewards that could bring your business onto the modern playing field.
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Perhaps you’re familiar with the traditional job interview: you, sitting across from a hiring manager, answering questions about your job history, skills and what you can bring to the organization. These are important questions, to be sure, but they’re also questions whose answers are, for the most part, already reflected in your resume. What’s more, these questions are so common that the answers can be generic and rehearsed and often don’t truly reveal the unique qualities that make you a good fit- both technically and culturally – for a position. While we acknowledge (and practice) the importance of the traditional structure, we are also urging hiring managers to consider spicing up the conventional face-to-face interview with unique questions designed to asses strategic and original thinking. Read this article by Fast Company’s Lydia Dishman to find uot how you can use these techniques to fill your next opening!
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There are the visionaries and there are the operators and every enterprise needs both to thrive. While the visionaries are busy dreaming up the next innovative product or strategy, the operators are hard at work making those dreams happen. While it may be tempting to ask ourselves which is more important, the truth is that the most successful teams contain both types working in tandem. Read this article by Mary Lorenz to find out why!
We’ve officially moved into the new year and as we close the door on 2013 and get ready for a fresh start, we’re thinking of ways we can improve in every area of our lives, including our work lives. If you’re starting 2014 with a performance review, embrace the opportunity to set new goals. If you’ve historically limited your communication with co-workers to a passing “hello”, branch out and make new relationships. Rread this helpful article by U.S. News and World Report’s Aaron Guerrero to find out how you can be better at your job in 2014!
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Technology is slowly – or not so slowly – becoming a part of every aspect of our lives. From cabs to cooking to health to music, “there’s an app for that” pretty much goes without saying. So how do businesses adapt to the changing technological landscape? They key: collaboration.
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We’re counting down the days until 2014 and thinking of ways we can improve in the New Year. New Year’s resolutions can be stressful, counter-intuitive and unrealistic – but they can also be helpful if you set attainable goals. In this article, Fast Company’s Miles Kohrman lists 11 work-related resolutions that you can actually manage, to help you enter the new year ready to conquer procrastination (not in the way you think!), make the most of your free time and embrace the power of social media. Happy reading and happy new year!