Dean Hallett

Mandates from Above
The Corporate Mandate: Pros & Cons
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In the course of my career, I have worked at two large entertainment corporations with profoundly different cultures: The Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox. During my time at Disney, and to the best of my knowledge ever since,...
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Debunking The Peter Principle
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Debunking The Peter Principle Our old foe the Peter Principle, first articulated as a tongue-in-cheek parody by Dr. Laurence J. Peter back in 1968, states simply that “In a hierarchy, every employee rises to his level of incompetence.” Or in...
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Dean Hallett appears on The Armen Show podcast
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I recently appeared on The Armen Show - a podcast centered around science, mathematics and business. Armen Shirvanian, is an interesting and interested host. We had a robust discussion covering some of my favorite topics. Here are a few highlights: why...
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The Most Effective Management Tool: Feedback
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The Most Effective Management Tool: Feedback I always know when it is time to convene a feedback session among my direct reports: people are coming into my office expressing concerns about other team members and asking me to get involved. ...
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Can We Actually Be Too Kind?
Are we unconsciously doing our colleagues a disservice? So many of us want to avoid conflict.  It’s only natural, as most people I know are truly caring and compassionate.  Why on earth would we want to impose ourselves on others...
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The Missing Piece
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In a recent interview I was asked, “You have worked really hard and had a great career.  Is there something in your sights in the Corporate world that still excites you?”  The simple answer is YES.  There is one area...
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Hallett Leadership – The Next Step Forward
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Happy New Year! This week, we officially launched the new Hallett Leadership organization, specializing in Leadership Training, Executive Coaching and Organizational Alignment.  We hope you like our new online home - www.HallettLeadership.com. We think it reflects where Hallett Leadership is...
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Hiring Your Weakness!
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My guest appearance with Brandi Stankovic on her Strategic HotBox video podcast is now live.  We spoke at length on "Hiring Your Weakness." Watch it now at THE STRATEGIC HOTBOX:  
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My First Podcast!
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I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed at ceocorner.com about leadership, and any advice I could pass along. It was great working with John Janclaes, who thrives on authentic leadership.
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A Great Interview Opportunity…
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I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by Thrive Global about my career, leadership, and any advice I could pass along.  It was great working with Adam Mendler. I have included both the link and the interview below: Tips...
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