5 Reasons Your Assessment Results Might be Wrong

I use assessments in a lot of the work I do with team development, individual leadership and career coaching. Why? It gives you a baseline of information about yourself and your group. You learn about different personality or behavioral styles which influence how well you communicate and work together. It helps to identify the areas for you to develop and can pinpoint what is limiting you from reaching your goals more quickly. Once in...

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What we do not see might be more important than what we do see
Jun25

What we do not see might be more important than what we do see

Are you trying to increase the skills or brain power of your team or organization? Accomplishing it might be different than you think. Traditionally, training processes using these steps: Identify the skill Determine the level of competency desired or required Establish the baseline of the participant Develop a program or process to close the gap Measure the results This approach is systematic and usually addresses one skill at a...

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The list of assessments grows – 31 and counting

A couple of weeks ago, I asked for your help in developing a list of assessments and you responded with gusto. The use of assessments is prevalent in business, education and as a tool for personal growth. Sometimes we find out what we want to know from taking one assessment and then there are situations where we continue to look because the one we selected was not the right one. Recently, I was talking to a Vice President, Human...

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Why are people dissatisfied with assessments?

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog on assessments – asking what kind you have taken and what you liked or did not like about them. The article was posted in a few groups on LinkedIn and Brazen Careerist. (BTW – Brazen Careerist is one of the newest Gen Yer social networking sites.) A comment that seems to pop up more than once is discussion on the level of dissatisfaction that sets in with some assessments after you get the...

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The list of assessments

If you have taken an assessment, this is for you. You may have taken any of the following assessments: Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Strengthfinders, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), DISC, Hogan, FIRO-B, Thomas-Killman Conflict Mode, Strong Interest Inventory…the list goes on. This is a call for all owners, administrators and participants of assessments. An assessment is a process of collecting information and analyzing data...

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Conversation Breakdowns: It Just Might Be the Approach
Apr24

Conversation Breakdowns: It Just Might Be the Approach

Have you ever felt that your boss, co-worker, friend or spouse just did not understand what you were trying to communicate? Both of you seem to be approaching the problem from two radically different places? You want to chalk it up to them not listening; chances are they just are processing the information much differently than how you prefer to do it. One of the ways I help to explain why you feel frustrated with some individual...

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