Givers and Takers: A Formula That Works

By Marisa Arbona-Ruiz There is an apparent magic to striking the balance between giving and taking. Previously, we blogged about organizational psychologist, professor and best selling author Adam Grant and his groundbreaking book, Givers and Takers. In the book, Grant identified givers, takers and matchers as three main character types...
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On Givers and Takers and Building Strong Teams

By Marisa Arbona-Ruiz Are you a giver or a taker? Or somewhere in between? Organizational psychologist, professor and best selling author Adam Grant says there are three main types of characters that can strongly impact team performance. After a very deep dive into organizational culture, he presents his ground-breaking findings...
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Good employees hard to find? Here's how

This article by KLA principal Ken Leiner appeared in the Washington Business Journal: Internet systems developer Jeff Walker has just won a $1.2 million contract with E-WebSpeed, an Internet services company with an international client-base. The contract is one of the biggest for Walker’s company, which is a local two-year-old...
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What Makes An "A" Player?

By Marisa Arbona-Ruiz With technology booming and a high demand for top talent, I began wondering after reading Harvard Business Review’s (HBR) findings on “The Behaviors that Define A-Players,” how much they apply to technology companies. The five-year study explores the differentiators between “competent” and “exceptional” individual performers. Topping the...
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Mid-Year News & Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes at KLA

2016, The year of Boom!For our mid-year news, we’re excited to report on big changes happening here at Ken Leiner Associates (KLA.) We kicked off 2016 with a bang, being named once again in the Washington Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists, bringing in new recruiter Matt Zabel, and moving...
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