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New Format for Assessment Reports

Too much of a good thing is often not a good thing.   Consider this scenario:  Your recent candidate had “Above Average” or “Superior” marked for all the selected competencies on his final report.  It sounds like you have a promising candidate, … Continue reading

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Levi Strauss’ CEO Chip Burgh on the importance of Accountability

Chip Burgh knows the importance of people in any organization. As the CEO of Levi Strauss since 2011, Burgh sought out employee input on a large scale as he worked to re-establish the brand as a front runner in the … Continue reading

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Four Qualities of Successful CEOs

What does the successful CEO profile look like? In a recent article by The Harvard Business Review, they noted a fundamental disconnect between board members’ perceptions of what constitutes a successful CEO and the true indicators that more practically result … Continue reading

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Generation Z enters the workforce

As Generation Z prepares to enter the workforce, many employers are asking, “How can we prepare? What can we expect from this generation, as opposed to Millennials?” Ryan Jenkins, a columnist and speaker who helps organizations engage with younger generations … Continue reading

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Good business judgment—how crucial is it?

The underlying skills that contribute to good business judgment can be identified and learned to some degree. The leadership consulting group, DDI, recently pulled together assessments on over 15,000 high-potential leaders and determined 4 common skills on those exhibiting a … Continue reading

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Does (management) practice make perfect? The role of tenure in growing leaders

While the path a developing leader can be unpredictable, complex and offer different types of challenges, the one thing they have in common is experience on the job. Everyone knows that becoming a good leader takes plenty of time—to grow … Continue reading

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Identifying new avenues to promote women upward

Women, on the whole, possess more of the “soft skills” valued at higher levels of leadership (empathy, conflict management, etc.), where influence can be more effective for forward motion than raw power. Yet, women continue to be under-represented at all, … Continue reading

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Empathy as a Measure of Corporate Success

Empathy is emerging as a top indicator for corporate success, according to the Harvard Business Review’s 2016 Empathy Index. Empathy, the understanding of your impact on others and willingness to make a change accordingly, touches all facets of the business … Continue reading

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Assessment Tools Ranked in Top 3 of Importance for Talent Acquisition

As 2017 approaches, companies are reassessing their talent acquisition needs and budgets. In preparation, LinkedIn completed a comprehensive survey of human resource professionals and compiled their findings in their “Global Recruiting Trends 2017” report. According to their blog, “The report … Continue reading

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