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How a Personality Trait Assessment Helps Improve Communication

How a Personality Trait Assessment Helps Improve Communication

“According to a recent Harris Poll … a stunning majority (69%) of the managers said that they’re often uncomfortable communicating with employees. Over a third (37%) of the managers said that they’re uncomfortable having to give direct feedback about their employees’ performance if they think the employee might respond negatively to the feedback.” Effective communication is…

Assessing culture fit is this even possible

Assessing Culture-Fit: Is This Even Possible?

High performing organisations can be quite obsessive about their CULTURE as both a market differentiator and as a guiding force for decision-making. These organisations tend to be extremely careful to bring new people in who match the culture well. By ‘culture”, we can use this definition: “the organisation’s vital Purpose, its distinctive and enduring Philosophy…

Creative Grit

There has been a lot of buzz about the value of grit recently including a best seller named Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. The book explores the value of cultivating grit to achieve a more successful life. Grit is defined as perseverance, courage, resolve, or strength of character. There is no doubt that grit…

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Strategic Employee Onboarding

The First 90 Days are Critical The first 90 days of a new hire are critical because they can determine whether the person stays in the job and is productive and successful, leaves the job dissatisfied, or is terminated for poor performance. We already know how expensive bad hiring decisions are to the organisation. What…

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Beyond Hungry, Humble, and Smart

Ideal Team-players In 2016 Patrick Lencioni brought out the follow-up book to his The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, “The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues” [1]. Ideal team players, as Lencioni describes them, are Hungry, Humble and (emotionally) Smart – these are his “3 Virtues.” It is rare for people with only…

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Top 10 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

It’s generally accepted that if we have an engaged team, they’ll show up to work happy, wholeheartedly give discretionary effort to help the company succeed and very importantly, they will stay with you. They will also do things like recommend your company as a great place to work to their family and friends. However, we…

Tips for Leading Remotely

Whether its global pandemic or a regular change, our role as leader remains THE SAME. We set the goals and direction, provide the answers and solutions, communicate and help people feel safe. The 3 components to leading remotely Leading Self Everything begins and ends with us. Before we can lead others, we have to be…

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