Category: leadership

job specific assessments leadership coaching chesterfield

Don’t Judge a Book (Job Candidate) by its Cover (Resume)

My momma told me to never judge a book by its cover and to never choose a mate solely based upon looks. If you want someone for show, pick the ones that look good. If you want a reliable, trustworthy person of integrity than you cannot choose based upon looks alone. Your employment decision works…

staff leaving company leadership coaching chesterfield

Turnover- The Ants are Fleeing the Colony

“Why is everybody leaving?” he said as he stomped into the office. “In the last four weeks we’ve lost two of our best middle managers and I just heard through the rumour mill we are going to lose two more!” Is this a familiar scene? People don’t leave jobs, they leave people. The costs of…

business problems people problems leadership coaching chesterfield

All Business Problems are People Problems

“All business problems are people problems.” My mentor said this to me. It was one of those universal statements that is used to begin a conversation. I must admit, I nodded my head in agreement and said, “Uh Huh” and blew it off (That Steven Covey selective listening thing). Yet, this simple statement keeps ringing…

team alignment leadership coaching chesterfield

Good Team Alignment Might Need a Fresh Set of Eyes

Ever play that game where you are tied to a bunch of people and you have to perform a task or reach a goal together? Or capture the flag at the top of the “impossible for one person to climb” Totem pole game in which the only way to reach the top was to stand…

reinvent the wheel leadership coaching Chesterfield

There is No Need to Reinvent the Wheel… Trick it Out

Today’s labour market is competitive. Competitive in the sense that good people are hard to find. Gone are the days of putting up a help wanted sign in the window and having highly qualified applicant’s line up to get the job. Once you do get someone hired, the costs of training and developing them are…

employee engagement training leadership coaching Chesterfield

Employee Engagement – How is it measured?

A hot buzzword around the corporate water cooler is “Employee Engagement.” So exactly what does employee engagement mean? Employee engagement is that elusive term regarding how “hard” or “motivated” or “committed” someone is to the company, their individual job, a particular project or an activity the employee is required to make. How involved are they?…

measuring ROI on training leadership coaching Chesterfield

How to Measure the ROI of a Training Program

Leaders expect training programs to yield substantial ROI for their companies. Company training ROI is a measurement that indicates the benefits of a program versus its costs. A company training program often requires a significant monetary investment and time commitment, so it’s important to be able to measure its impact. While some companies implement training programs without calculating their…

I want my brain surgeon to be nice leadership coaching Chesterfield

I Want My Brain Surgeon to be Nice

Most personality assessments take a broad view of what traits make someone good at work. They have a tendency to lump all jobs together as having the same requirements for success. The buzz words for a good employee are things like… “has empathy” or “works well with others”. One popular article lists The Top Twelve Traits of…

assessments leadership coaching Chesterfield

Assessment Use is the Foundation

Using a good psychological assessment is the essential foundation for organisational success. A high quality assessment used at the point of hire enables you to have the greatest impact on performance, productivity and retention. To be effective, an assessment must comprehensively assess both eligibility and suitability and provide an overall score. Eligibility factors include previous…

stop the job hopping leadership coaching Chesterfield

Stop the Job Hopping

Job Hopping is the new “normal” for Millennials. The average worker today stays at each of his or her jobs for 4.4 years, according to the most recent available data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, but the expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that. Ninety-one percent of Millennials (born between…