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About Dan Ryan

Ryan Search & Consulting provides Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Succession Strategy solutions in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Industrial and Healthcare markets. Come learn more about our firm at http://ryansearch.net

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INSTANT MBA: Avoid The Rock Stars And Hire Someone You Like

Today’s lesson comes from Michael Lebowitz, founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, a digital creative agency. “I’m looking for people I like, because I’ve seen how, no matter how talented they are, the negative is always going to pull down … Continue reading

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Get a firm footing on the corporate ladder | Inside Business

Employees looking to climb the corporate ladder and stay ahead of the game should behave in a way that sets them apart from the pack. “There are many types of work behaviors that employers look for,” said Dan Ryan, principal … Continue reading

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Is there any true value in failure?

We live in a world where winners are glorified and losers are vilified.  I can cite examples on end and many of you will recognize the names.  Those of us with a little snow on the roof (grey hair) have … Continue reading

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Making Assumptions-Why do we care what others think about Jay Cutler?

If you are a living, breathing member of the human race in the USA you have probably heard something about Jay Cutler and his injury during the NFC Championship game versus the Green Bay Packers last Sunday.  Seeing players get … Continue reading

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Upcoming post: Why making assumptions can be bad business practice-Take Jay Cutler for example

Jay Cutler-when you hear the name there is an immediate response.  Some love him, some may not. This whole situation is played out in the business world each and every day.  My next post will compare the current Cutler flap … Continue reading

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The Main Reason You Won’t Find a Job – Work in Progress – Career talk for women – Forbes

It’s not big news that finding a job is difficult these days. Dependent upon which area of the country you’re in, it can be almost impossible with some areas having employment higher than the national average of 11%. But in … Continue reading

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The window that blurs our self awareness

I was walking through my house just last week and stopped to look out of one of the windows into my back yard.  It is rare that I just stop and observe like this, but when I did so it … Continue reading

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Looking ahead into 2011-100 trends to watch

I have flipped through this presentation and it contains a number of issues I agree with and a few I have never thought of. Your time is valuable, and this is worth your time. Have a great 2011!

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Volkswagen is hiring, just not Georgians | ajc.com

Three years ago, when Georgia learned it was out of the running for a billion-dollar Volkswagen car factory, state officials rallied behind neighboring Tennessee’s bid. via Volkswagen is hiring, just not Georgians �| ajc.com. This article highlights local and international … Continue reading

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