Author Archives: David Weller

About David Weller

As a Principal at Leadership Alliance, David has been helping organizations in a wide array of industries with the selection and development of high-caliber employees for over 20 years.

Help, I think I hired a psychopath!

Here’s a surprising statistic: studies indicate that 4% of the population are psychopaths— 1% women and 3% men. That’s 1 in every 25 Americans. If you’ve been in the workplace long enough, it stands to reason that someone, somewhere that … Continue reading

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Avoiding Interview Bias (the boss does not want your resume)

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Why bosses are turning to ‘blind hiring’,” raised some interesting points about our personal biases and how they impact our interviewing. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, we … Continue reading

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The Importance of Culture Fit

Have you ever hired an employee who looked great on paper, interviewed really well, was good at what they did, but just did not work out because they did not fit your company culture? Our client companies vary in a … Continue reading

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Powerful New Tool to Identify your High Potential Talent

In the next 15 years, 75 million baby boomers will retire. That’s an average of 10,000 people leaving the workforce per day (Pew Research Center). Combine that with the findings of Harvard Business Review, which stated that nearly 40% of … Continue reading

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The growth of talent analytics

Organizations are obsessed with measuring business performance from the return on capital and top line growth to inventory turns and cost of goods. While HR has been slow to catch on to the measurement bandwagon, the latest research shows a … Continue reading

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People due diligence – the neglected piece of M&A evaluation

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, the acquiring firm spends significant time, money and energy doing their financial and legal due diligence. Unfortunately, doing the same in depth appraisal of the leadership team is often not a high priority.  … Continue reading

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Redefining Potential

Now that I have your attention, we are not so much redefining potential as broadening the definition of it. From Korn Ferry’s latest research, they have found seven key indicators (or signposts) of potential. These skills, experiences, traits and drivers … Continue reading

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Develop Talent Like a Top Company

The best leaders work for the world’s top companies because those organizations are committed to nurturing and rewarding top talent says the 2015 “Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders” report. From pre-boarding and team assimilation to coaching and mentoring, talented … Continue reading

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Assessment Management Just Got Easier

Our new, online assessment portal gives you the power to submit all your assessment requests in just a few clicks. The platform is intuitive and easy to use. Just log in and go. You can: Order assessments View and download … Continue reading

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A reasoned perspective on personality testing in hiring

Many of you have seen today’s (September 30, 2014) Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Are workplace personality tests fair?” http://finance.yahoo.com/news/are-workplace-personality-tests-fair-164715348.html and may have wondered about the assessments Leadership Alliance conducts for your firm. The premise of the article is that … Continue reading

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