Toxic Tenures , Part 5

 

#5 Gut feel OR the nose, knows!

At the end of the day, I have learned to trust my gut (what I call my Spiderman senses). If it looks like a duck or walks like a duck or feels like a duck it probably is. If your spidey senses start to tingle then it’s telling you to look beneath the charm, the wit or the bravado.

If something “does not feel right,” keep looking. There is probably a better applicant out there. Continue reading

Toxic Tenures, Part 4

#4 Do your background checks
Some people have what we call ‘priors’ (e.g., prior convictions, history, form).

I maintain that most people telegraph issues especially when they are trying to sound to good or too cool or too friendly or too strong etc. ‘Too’ anything. Continue reading