Four Ways to Keep Great Employees

Four Ways to Keep Great Employees

Do you believe people are your best asset? If so, what are you doing to keep them? Knowing each employee’s personality, motivators and behaviors — which we measure through the MAP (Multi-Assessment Profile) hiring and management assessment — can help you manage your...
How to Turn Around a Toxic Company Culture

How to Turn Around a Toxic Company Culture

Perhaps you are trying to transform a negative company culture. Or maybe you haven’t been consistent with hiring to fit a healthy company culture, so there is inconsistent culture alignment. You might also be dealing with the fallout from employees carrying the...
Activator Strength: Hustle or Haste?

Activator Strength: Hustle or Haste?

An important concept to understand when taking the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment is understanding the difference between a talent and a strength. The organization (Gallup) that created the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment defines both: Talent: a natural way of...
Achiever Strength: Workhorse or Workaholic?

Achiever Strength: Workhorse or Workaholic?

If you have taken the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, you have a Top 5 list. But is this list your Top 5 strengths or talents? What is the difference? Gallup--the organization that created the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment--defines both: Talent: a natural way of...
DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High C

DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High C

This is our final post in our series on 4 DISC traits every manager should know. Today, we'll take a look at the High C. If you have a High D, High I or High S on your team, don't miss our previous posts where we looked at the common characteristics of each one. For...
DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High S

DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High S

This post is the third in a series of four. Today we will take a look at the characteristics of the high S's on your team. If you missed it, be sure to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the high D's  and high I's, too! For those highest in...
DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High I

DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High I

This post is the second in a series of four. Today we will take a look at the characteristics of the high I's on your team. If you missed it, be sure to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the high D's, too! For those highest in the Influence dimension,...
DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High D

DISC Assessment Types: Managing a High D

I say it all the time: People do what makes sense to them. And yet, I meet with manager after manager who can't figure out why their employee is behaving so randomly or illogically. It is not unusual for a new client to say to me that they don't put a lot of stock in...
Evaluating Conflict Management Strategies

Evaluating Conflict Management Strategies

Let's face it. Anytime you work closely with anyone, conflict is bound to happen. It is an unfortunate, normal part of teamwork. Countless articles, books and conferences have been devoted to the subject because it is so commonplace. Most likely, you've already chosen...