Automation: Is Your Career at Risk?

  • Posted 04-29-2022

Many people may be concerned about "automation" since it implies being replaced by machines. Although the advent of automation may alter the skills and criteria required to take advantage of new technologies, it usually entails streamlining smaller and repetitive operations. Here are some of my recommendations to help you prepare if you're worried about job loss due to automation.

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The Importance of Employee Flexibility

  • Posted 02-16-2022

There is a lot of talk these days about what is being called "The Great Resignation." But the reality is that talent has taken on an entirely different element and an entirely different focus.

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Thoughts on "The Great Resignation"

  • Posted 12-22-2021

As their people have begun to leave in droves, many leaders are left with many questions and difficult decisions. Here are some of my thoughts on what is being referred to as "The Great Resignation."

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Hybrid Work Arrangements and Workplace Culture

  • Posted 09-15-2021

Recently, I've been asked about the impact of hybrid work arrangements on company culture. My answers to two frequently asked questions are below. Note that these are my own opinions and that there isn't a single approach that works for every hiring manager or organization.

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How Hiring Practices Have Shifted in 2021

  • Posted 08-04-2021

I've recently fielded inquiries about changes in the hiring process as a result of the pandemic. Here are my responses to two frequently asked questions. Please keep in mind that these are my personal thoughts and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every hiring manager or company.

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Versatility in the Workplace is Crucial to Success

  • Posted 05-19-2021

For the past year or more, the overall work environment has continued to evolve in ways that none of us expected nor were prepared to address. In many cases, both companies and individuals have flourished as they have learned to navigate through those changes effectively. 

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What Makes Cnesta Group Unique

  • Posted 11-11-2020

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Founder of Cnesta Group, shares a short commercial he recorded for The Conference for Women. He explains the Cnesta approach to search any why it is unique in the industry.

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Commit to Leadership and Come Back Strong

  • Posted 10-14-2020

It goes without saying that these are uncertain times and everything seems to be changing rapidly. As business leaders, we must remember the one constant that will allow us to pull out of all this and come out on top: leadership. 


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The Changing Foundation of Leadership

  • Posted 06-10-2020

As business leaders, regardless of industry or function, we are responsible for ROI across the organization. We are all dealing with a scenario that had not been anticipated and for which most of us were unprepared. 

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How a 6-Pack Relates to a Career Transition Plan

  • Posted 05-28-2020

At Cnesta Group, we use what we call a "6-Pack" Process, that is designed to help individuals and businesses during times of transition. It is a process that you may find helpful for developing a plan as you transition to a post-COVID-19 career or business reopening. I will explain how it works...

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Change is the New Constant

  • Posted 05-01-2020

Although we are getting closer to being able to reopen our businesses, it's important to remember there will be many changes and unknowns in the upcoming weeks, months, and even years. 

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Competence is Key to Moving Forward

  • Posted 04-15-2020

As we continue to move forward through this pandemic, we must remember that things are changing and will keep changing. Our levels of competence are more important than ever before. Changes are already taking shape for how we will do business and how we will lead our employees after this is complete.  

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Staying Positive While Working From Home

  • Posted 04-01-2020

Many of us are working from home now, but knowing we're not alone in this can be helpful. Kevin shares some positive thoughts and best wishes as we all keep moving forward through this pandemic.

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Finding BALANCE in 2020: Part 2 - Affectivity

  • Posted 02-07-2020

In this video, I'm picking up where I left off last time in regards to the concept of BALANCE by focusing on the letter A for Affectivity. Listen in as I describe what affectivity is, how it applies to your organization, and why it's essential.

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Finding BALANCE in 2020: Part 1 - Business ROI

  • Posted 01-15-2020

As we embark upon 2020, I would like to focus on the concept of BALANCE. I invite you to join me as I break this concept down over the next several videos. In this video, I’ll start with B: Business ROI.

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What You Should Know When Firing Talent

  • Posted 11-20-2019

When it comes to talent, we often spend the bulk of our time focusing on the positive aspects of it, such as recruiting effectively and retaining employees. However, there is another part to the talent equation we don't always pay enough attention to -- firing. 

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Why Effective Talent Acquisition Begins with You

  • Posted 09-25-2019

Effectively identifying and bringing the very best individuals into your organization - those that are going to make the team more efficient, more productive, and deliver better results for the company overall - has to start with YOU. 

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An Important Lesson for Business Growth

  • Posted 09-11-2019

I was recently involved in a bad accident which taught me an invaluable lesson about the importance of having quick reaction and response times. This lesson can be used by business owners who wish to grow their companies by improving their reactions and response times. 

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Talent Management: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

  • Posted 07-24-2019

Let's face it - with unemployment at record low levels, it's not a "buyer's market" for talent. Being proactive in your hiring process and talent retention strategy is essential for any organization.

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BALANCE: The Evolving Role of Human Resources

  • Posted 07-10-2019

In today’s organizations, Human Resources continues to evolve from a pure “personnel” department into a more visible, influential role. Achieving BALANCE affects top-line growth and bottom-line results that are sustainable.

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What Arthur Ashe Can Teach Us About Leadership

  • Posted 06-26-2019

The late tennis great, Arthur Ashe, once said, "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." In today's video, I touch on a few ways we can apply his inspirational words to our own journeys as we strive to become more positive and effective leaders.

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Lack of Talent: Should You Be Worried?

  • Posted 05-15-2019

Should businesses be concerned about losing staff? Kevin Fitzpatrick outlines why people are more likely to leave a job due to poor leadership over nearly any other reason.

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It's Never Too Early to Start Preparing for Job Interviews

  • Posted 04-03-2019

As I explain to the high school students in this video clip, the worst mistake you can make is thinking you can just “wing it” during the interview process.  No matter your level of experience or your skillset, you need to put forth the effort and prepare for the interview to get the job you desire.  

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Learning From Our Mistakes

  • Posted 03-20-2019

It's important to remember that we all make mistakes. It's even more important to know it's okay to make mistakes as long as we learn from them and do not allow them to define who we are going forward.

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Going Beyond Acquring the Right Talent

  • Posted 02-21-2019

In this industry, we often say, "The right talent makes a difference," and it really does. However, it's also good to keep in mind that the right talent only makes a difference if, as leaders, we are flexible enough to benefit from the value these people bring to the organization.

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Different Types of Company Culture

  • Posted 02-07-2019

Here is a clip of my talk from ABWA-Camelot’s January membership meeting where I talked about different types of company culture. Knowing the pros and cons of each lends to improved talent acquisition and retention.

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Choose Talent Carefully

  • Posted 12-04-2018

Every bit of talent that we bring into a good organization is going to make a difference, so choose that talent carefully.

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What’s Really Important In Your Life?

  • Posted 11-24-2018

It’s been several weeks since my last video and that’s due to some significant personal events in my life. This message is one that I hope you’ll value during the holidays – and all year long.


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Talent: All Factors Must Be Considered

  • Posted 09-12-2018

While looking at talent, one of the mistakes we make is we all too often focus just on that job; that immediate need that we have. The reality is that we must consider the entire until when making the decision.


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Balance: The Secret to Employee Engagement

  • Posted 07-05-2018

Nothing we do in business, nothing we try to differentiate in the market place, nothing in our long-term strategy can or should be attempted without understanding and living the delicate balance of talent and people.

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  • Posted 02-23-2018

Welcome to the CNESTA Blog. We will have more articles posted shortly.

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