You Might be Breaking the Law: The Problem with Using Personality Tests for Hiring

Is your pre-screening assessment introducing bias into your hiring process? Read this excerpt from our whitepaper to find out why you should rethink using a personality test for hiring. Obviously, employers have every right to attempt to determine if applicants are likely to perform well. According to some estimates in recent years, up to 70 [...]

Begin 2016 with Stop. Start. Continue.

I have played this game with CEOs I’ve coached and it’s clearly not a game. It is an assessment of where you are now and how you might essentially reconstruct your future based on what is working and what is not working to get you to your goals. Simple and profound, the exercise can be [...]

Fat Cats and Smart Rats are Slowing HR Transformation

“The ability to make good decisions regarding people represents one of the last reliable sources of competitive advantage since very few organizations are very good at it.”- Dr. Peter Drucker Making good decisions about people means elevating “people” to a strategic conversation. It means inviting HR into the inner sanctum. REALLY. That is not an [...]

Why are A-Players Fired? Why do they Leave Voluntarily?

Let’s say an employee — let’s call him John — takes initiative to advance the team’s efforts to reach a goal.  After much convincing he had team alignment, but his name was all over this project. His idea and its implementation fail.   Is his failure a good thing or a bad thing?   By what [...]

Why does your What not Work? Could it be Behavioral Preferences?

This blog is a sticky one that could cause reactions. Some folks are open to suggestions, to opinions, to thoughts of others and some are not so much. Optimally, a co-worker would know when to hold the line on their opinion and when to ask for more information before coming to a conclusion. The territory [...]