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Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

Innovator/Banker - Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.

Steve has a career in information technology, software development, and project management spanning three decades. He is the author of a series of fantasy novels called The Taesian Chronicles (ruckerworks.com), and when he isn't writing he is an aspiring multi-instrumentalist and composer, a virtual pilot in a home-built flight simulator, and a cyclist.

Articles

Fight the Peter Principle: How to Avoid Bad Promotions

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 17, 2022

Hiring the wrong person for the role has obvious costs. What about promoting someone above their level of competency? That can cost even more because the top reason people quit their jobs is bad bosses.

Ethical Hiring in 2022

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 3, 2022

The Great Resignation has thrown employers into turmoil as they struggle to maintain existing staff and hire replacements. Desperation can motivate some to pursue methods that are not only unproductive, but may even be unethical.

Should Hiring Be Like Dating?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
December 27, 2021

Many people seek relationships via dating apps. These apps gather numerous types of information about people and use algorithms to find matches between individuals who share a lot in common and have similar tastes. Why should hiring be any different?

Focus: Get More Done With Your Core Values Index Profile

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
December 20, 2021

We live in a world filled with too many distractions. Never in human history has it been harder to stay focused, and it's because we have filled our daily lives with Too Many Shiny Things. What can we do to regain a sense of focus?

Common Questions About the CVI

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
December 13, 2021

Even though the Core Values Index psychometric assessment only takes 8-10 minutes to complete and the report is easy to understand, there are still some commonly asked questions about the CVI. We have answers!

What is Best For My Clients is What is Best For Me: A CVI Success Story

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
November 29, 2021

We interviewed mortgage broker Gary Boyer before and after taking the Core Values Index psychometric assessment, and discovered the reason why he has been so successful.

Don't Double Down On Conflict

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
November 22, 2021

When we get into an argument, we have a tendency to double down on our approach. When our approach isn't working, why do we try even harder (or louder) from the same perspective?

Why Do You Work?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
November 15, 2021

Whether you are an employee that reports to a supervisor or you are a business owner that reports to customers, someone has the opportunity to express appreciation for the value and worth of what you do — or not.

It's All About Your Team: A Profile of Ted Davis, Airstream Adventures

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
November 8, 2021

We interviewed Ted Davis, the CEO/President of Airstream Adventures, a successful retailer and customizer of the iconic Airstream brand of travel trailers. We learn the secret to their success (hint: it's all about their team).

Do you have the psychometric profile of a leader?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
November 1, 2021

Think of someone you consider to be a great leader, either living or dead. How would you describe their personality? How many of those traits do you have? Do you have the psychometric profile to be a leader as well?

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