Right First Time


Dear Human Resources & Recruiting Professionals,

Let me suggest some things you can do to fix your internal corporate brand.

  • Demonstrate flawless execution.
  • Be right the first time.
  • If you cannot execute flawlessly, or you can’t be right with your actions/assessments, be honest about it.

There’s nothing worse than promising something that cannot be delivered. No one likes a man or a woman who is constantly wrong with the facts. If you commit to a project or a task, do it. If you can’t do it, don’t weasel your way out of it.

Even in my current life as a writer and a speaker, I wish that more people in recruiting and HR would say NO rather than YES. I really want someone to say that they can’t deliver on a deadline because the request is impossible. I wish HR professionals would man up and admit to mistakes.

Man up, people. Do it.


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