Author Archives: Toby Lucich

Cultural Messaging – Stop Neglecting It

When you cast about your organization, who epitomizes your organization’s values? Do you see it just in the executive suite, or do you see it in the line (or in walking among the cubes)? How is your messaging reinforcing the … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, Change, Communication, Culture | 3 Comments

What is Talent Demanding?

So I’m doing some research for a client, looking at the staffing measures of peer finance departments in other organizations, and found the Demandments from Talent Mindset. Some pretty smart observations if you find yourself searching for in-demand talent. Why … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Develop, Honesty, HR, Recruiting, Respect, Tips | 3 Comments

Professional Peer Referrals

For those that have jumped the fence into the world of consulting, the question invariably comes up on what is a qualified referral worth? Thanks to the Bay Area Consulting Network, I’ve found the first of what may become a … Continue reading

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How Much is a Referral Worth?

Tough question, and one that shouldn’t be answered too quickly. A referral, a reference, a recommendation – these things just happen on the fly, over casual lunches and at backyard barbecues. At little league. Over beers. So easy for someone … Continue reading

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Flipping the Switch

I had lunch today with a former co-worker that has effectively “retired” at 39 (Jealous, much?). She is very much a Top 1%’er and a rockstar teammate that I know is sorely missed at our past employer. My central question … Continue reading

Posted in Agility, Change, Exit strategy | 3 Comments

Still Training?

If you aren’t, you are becoming antiquated – so goes the straight-forward advise in It’s a “Sprint” not a “Marathon,” from Incentive Intelligence. Each career cycle is getting shorter, which means that you need to be thinking about how you … Continue reading

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Performance Reviews – Then What?

You’ve had your review. Hopefully with feedback from many, likely with input and reflections just from your manager. No one becomes “valued” doing just their one thing – we are all replaceable when we fail to differentiate against our stereotype … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Develop, Execution | 2 Comments