Right Team 09.17.18 // Michael Canic

How to Make Prospective Employees Want You

All signs point to the “war for talent” dragging on. Low unemployment. Fewer people seeking permanent work. More employees jumping at the prospect of greener pastures. It’s a frustrating and discouraging time for many business leaders. ... Read More


Right Team 08.21.18 // Michael Canic

Want to Hire High Achievers? Look for These 3 Traits

Want to Hire High Achievers? Look for These 3 Traits

I’ve written extensively about the importance of hiring for traits, not just skills and experience. While a base level of skills and experience might be needed to get you in the game, it’s your traits that help you win the game. ... Read More


Right Team 07.09.18 // Michael Canic

The Latest: 6 Traits Linked to Workplace Success

The Latest: 6 Traits Linked to Workplace Success

Those of you who regularly read my blog know that when it comes to hiring the right people I place a lot of emphasis not just on skills and experience but on traits. For each job there are a range of traits that are critical to success. Yet are there comm ... Read More


Right Team 05.28.18 // Michael Canic

Hiring a Former Athlete? Here’s What to Look For

There’s a lot to be said for hiring former athletes. Aside from the technical skills and experience you want in a job candidate, former athletes often possess traits that are associated with success in a business environment. Still, not every former ath ... Read More


Right Team 04.30.18 // Michael Canic

Hiring in a Tight Labor Market? Here’s How to Increase Your “Win Rate”

Everywhere I travel I hear the same thing: it’s a struggle to find and secure top talent. As I’ve written many times, you no longer have the luxury of simply recruiting talent, you have to compete for talent. ... Read More


Right Team 04.02.18 // Michael Canic

How to Strengthen Your Employee Selection Process

How to Strengthen Your Employee Selection Process

You’ve done a great job of recruiting. You’ve got a pool of candidates. Now it’s time to evaluate them and select the best person for the job. ... Read More


Right Team 03.05.18 // Michael Canic

What Enduring High-Performance Teams Have in Common

It’s one thing to have a high-performing team. It’s another to have a high-performing team that endures over time. What characterizes such a team? ... Read More


Right Team 02.05.18 // Michael Canic

Why You Should Promote Diversity and Conformity

Why You Should Promote Diversity and Conformity

Ferrari – an iconic name in auto racing – won six consecutive Formula 1 world championships into the early 2000’s. It remains a record for consecutive world titles in the now almost 70-year-old series. ... Read More


Right Team 01.15.18 // Michael Canic

Hiring? Here’s Why Skills and Experience Aren’t Enough

Here’s Why Skills and Experience Aren’t Enough

You need to hire. To fill new positions, to replace others. What do you look for? Candidates who have the required skills? Those with the experience, who’ve done it before? Those who reflect the right values? ... Read More


Right Team 12.19.17 // Michael Canic

How to Become Expert at Hiring

How to Become Expert at Hiring

I recently read Bloomberg Businessweek’s, “The Year Ahead 2018”. While I was interested in their predictions for the coming year (and the rationale for those predictions), what I especially enjoyed was their assessment of last year’s predictions. ... Read More

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Michael Canic

Michael has posted a weekly blog on Making Strategy Happen for over 5 years. (Well, he did miss one on New Year’s Eve 2012 that we won’t talk about!)

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