Coaching and development

Feedback Doesn’t Have To Be Frightening

For many, feedback is a word said with dread. Whether you're giving or receiving it, it's a rare person who walks happily into a feedback meeting with no worries whatsoever. While that truth is...

It's Time To Start Following The Platinum Rule

We've all heard of the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. While that's pretty sound advice, a new rule has made its way into the topic of employee development and team...

Coaching vs Improvement Plan: What Do You Need?

If you’re a manager -- even a very task-focused one -- you need to be thinking in part about employee development. How can you make your best employees even better (and advance their careers in the...

Your Employee Development Program Needs Attention

One of the big problems with conventional employee development is that it can be pretty one-size-fits-all and cookie-cutter. Why is this a problem? Well, if you're training 15 people in a room,...

Why Is Employee Engagement So Hard To Generate?

There is a big mystery among employers and it has to do with employee engagement. Over the last decade, employee engagement has suffered. We’ve all heard the dismal statistics on how many employees...

Looking Ahead: Talent Management Trends For 2018

It’s a pretty exciting time to be part of the talent management world! There are so many cool technologies and initiatives that companies are rolling out to improve the everyday lives of employees....

3 Ways Job Benchmarking Affects Employee Development

So – you’re considering a promotion for an existing employee. Or maybe it’s a lateral move to another department to gain cross-functional experience. Whatever the scenario, your goal is to provide an...

5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Do Leadership Development

Am I crazy? If you’re the owner/leader of your organization, or if you work in the HR department and you don’t have a leadership development program to offer your employees, this is the question you...

How To Debrief Assessment Results In 5 Simple Steps

Personality assessments are amazing tools because although they’re critical to an effective hiring process, they’re also useful for coaching and developing staff. Assessing employees and holding onto...

What Happens When The Whole Team Trusts Assessments?

HR leaders know the value of personality assessments when it comes to making important decisions. We use assessments for hiring, but their potential for impact doesn’t stop there. We can use the...

How To Improve Team Dynamics By Mastering Blending Patterns

One of the most common questions during the hiring process is the classic ‘how will this person fit in with our culture?’ In order to improve team dynamics, it’s critical to find an answer to this...

Are You Ready For Change? Fostering The Creative Process

The creative process allows for breakthroughs and permanent change. It’s constant, vibrant and active, and it combines thought, rational, fact-based knowledge, behaviour and emotional feelings to...

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