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Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company

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How do you hire, onboard, and retain a great team?

You start by viewing your company through the EQ lens to discover your organizational obstacles―the elephants standing in the way of your company's success.

Headhunter and executive coach Caroline Stokes delivers a blend of recruiting and emotional intelligence strategies essential to helping you identify and tackle your ele
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Entrepreneur Press
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Enjoyable with lots of great points. Too many businesses want to find a unicorn - that high performer who is going to save them - but they ignore all the elephants in their organization. Stokes provides a good list of common elephants. Work through these and you'll be more attractive to unicorns.

I found the talk of AI confusing. I didn't really understand what that had to do with HR and recruiting, but it didn't take away from the overall good advice of the book.
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One of the things I loved about this book is that it seems equally great as a "read alone" or as a group book study in a professional setting. I do think I would have gotten more out of it if I had read it as part of a book study, not because there was anything wrong with the writing or delivery, but because discussion is always a better way to review concepts being studied (especially when there is the potential to put the things you are learning into practice. The author did a great job of inc ...more
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