As we round the curve and head into the second half of 2011, more and more BV practice leaders are poking their heads above water in the search for qualified professionals. Will the talent shortage return?

Do-it-yourself candidate sourcing can be a false economy. Read more in this issue. We bring back James Crumlin for a discussion about using social media for background checks on candidates. Ellen Warden writes about how being a great leader requires encouraging leadership in your staff. Finally, a great new book to help you develop and deliver short, powerful presentations.

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John Borrowman