Assessment Instruments

Assessment

  Assessment Instruments can be used for: Selecting or screening high potential talent for specific positions Career and skill development planning Tests used for selection and screening: Different types of assessments may be used for employment testing, including personality tests, intelligence tests, work samples, and assessment centers. Some correlate better with job performance than with […]

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Action Learning

Case Studies

Many HR managers and Learning and development specialists are skeptical of the value that traditional classroom training can produce. And they have every right to be skeptical – quite a lot of research has been done on the subject and much of it suggests that traditional ILT is a poor contributor to the bottom line: […]

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Resilience

Motivation

  Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right – Henry Ford Key to Leadership Success At one time many people used to believe that great leaders had infinite amounts of stamina, energy, optimism, and skills; that they were kind of superhuman, and that was the reason they could […]

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Project Management Maturity

Project Management

The Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPMMM) covers the systematic management of projects, programs, and portfolios in alignment with the achievement of strategic goals. OPMMM offers the key to Organizational Project Management (OPM) with three interlocking elements: Knowledge – Learn about Organizational Project Management (OPM) Best Practices. Assessment – Evaluate the organization’s current capabilities and […]

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Psychometrics – a Necessary Tool for Talent Development2

Assessment

  In the first installment, I talked about the difference between aptitude assessments and psychometric assessments, and the further division of psychometric assessments into “type-based”, such as MBTI or DiSC, and “trait-based”, and how they are different. I pointed out that while “type-based” assessments are useful for understanding how people tend to react, and as […]

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Building High Performance Teams

Team Building

  When thinking of high performance teams, the tendency is to focus on specific project teams or so called ‘tiger’ teams, often with a clear remit and a defined conclusion. I prefer to think that high performance teams extend all the way to senior management. “Building a team” is certainly not the same as “team […]

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Proactive Communication

Case Studies

The client was a global ICT manufacturer with over 1200 employees locally and more than 150,000 globally. Challenge The Project Management Office of this organization is responsible for providing support services to all of the project managers and staff in the organization. Often these support people were required to directly address the behavior of the […]

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Global Project Leadership

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The client was a Japan-based global organization with offices around the world. Challenge The organization wished to develop project leaders with the ability to manage global projects. Most of the targeted managers had never worked outside of Japan and had little or no experience managing people from other cultures. Solution A team of project management […]

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