All About Brain Dump…And Why You Need it in Your Day

I define a successful day as one where I get a lot of stuff done, I don’t feel overwhelmed by it, and I have fun doing it. Simple in theory, very difficult in execution, right? There is a great way I start my day which helps me clear my head and begin the day with … Read moreAll About Brain Dump…And Why You Need it in Your Day

Business Lessons From the Bike Trail #1 – Knowing Where to Focus

There’s a basic object to enjoying a safe ride on a mountain bike: Look where your going. While the same can be said for business, it’s amazing how many people focus on the obstacles in front of them instead of focusing on the track, but when you fixate on the obstacles which are in your … Read moreBusiness Lessons From the Bike Trail #1 – Knowing Where to Focus

The Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

The number one stressors in business are (and may always be) money, and people. In fact, you likely know first hand how much emotional energy and loss of team synergy is wasted on a member of your team that just doesn’t fit the bill. It turns out – the key to managing attitudes in the … Read moreThe Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

What's Your Daily Number?

What if you had a friend who was trying to lose weight, but they never stepped on a scale and didn’t know their weight when they started? I’m sure, being a good friend you would suggest they find our their true weight, so they could track their changes and get a sense for if they … Read moreWhat's Your Daily Number?

3 Critical Things You Need your Team's Input on

When doing strategic planning, it is essential to gain some insights from your team members on their perceptions of the business, where it’s going, and why things are the way they are. Remember when it comes to your employees, every action they make is a direct result of their perception of the business and their … Read more3 Critical Things You Need your Team's Input on

How To Know When It's Time To Hire

When is the Right Time to Hire? You may have noticed you’ve been getting busier, and it would be great to have an extra person or two to take some things off your plate. But what things? How many people? Before you throw money at the problem and hire another team member into your midst, … Read moreHow To Know When It's Time To Hire

A Better Alternative to New Years Resolutions

Most people acknowledge that New Year’s resolutions rarely work, so why do we keep making them? Is it a moment of drunken utopia that makes us believe that this year is going to be different? The truth is, Jan 1st is just another day in the calendar. There is nothing magical about it. I know … Read moreA Better Alternative to New Years Resolutions

Culture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Today, we sat down with Aaron Lavell, Managing Director with WMS Chartered Accountants, to speak about the shift in workplace culture which led to the creation of WMS, and their fantastic culture growth which has seen them grow to be one of the Gold Coast’s largest professional firms. . Aaron tells us why principles matter … Read moreCulture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Are You Feeling Dangerous or Defeated?

When you experienced your most recent success—think back to how you were feeling leading up to that event. Were you feeling skeptical, afraid, or tentative? Or were the feelings more like ‘confident, excited, anticipation’? It might sound like a silly question. You might be thinking “well of course I was feeling good”. Well, the next … Read moreAre You Feeling Dangerous or Defeated?

How to Hire Top Performing Sales People


If every there was a holy grail, this would be it. If only there was a way to consistently hire top performing sales people!!
Well I’d love to say I’ve got the silver bullet for you … but I think you’d know I’d be lying. What I have got though, are some juicy tips and tricks shared from recruiting veteran Kristen Harcourt. Kristen is a senior consultant with The McQuaig Institute. The McQuaig Institute are leaders in the field of profiling and assessments with respect to recruiting. While The McQuaig Institute can and do help companies assess a variety of roles, their grass roots and expertise is with sales people.
In this interview, Kristen shares with us the ‘tells’, tricks and tips on finding, filtering and identifying top performers. The whole interview is 37 minutes long and it is packed with gems to help you find the sales people you are looking for.
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