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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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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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Training – What’s my ROI?

Learning & Development

  In his book “Evaluating Training Programs”, Donald Kirkpatrick proposed four ways of evaluating training programs: Step 1: Reaction – How well did the learners like the learning process? Step 2: Learning – What did they learn? (the extent to which the learners gained new knowledge and skills) Step 3: Behavior – What changes in […]

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Management Communication

Project Management

Good communication skills and behavior can make or break a project (and your career as a project manager).  According to PMI’s Pulse of the Profession™In-Depth Report: The Essential Role of Communications[1], a full 50% of failed projects got into trouble because of ineffective communications. To keep projects on track, project managers must know how to […]

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Global Leadership Competencies

Leadership

Theories and models of leadership are like snowflakes… History of Leadership Thinking At one time people believed that leaders were “born, not made”, that certain inherited personality traits made them naturally great. However, when researchers began seeking evidence of this, the belief quickly proved to be false. Researchers then began to ask questions like: “What […]

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The Meaning of “Meaning”

Motivation

A personal observation This month I’ve been teaching a project management course for the Rotary Peace Center Master’s Degree program at ICU (International Christian University). The class is made up of experienced humanitarian workers from around the world who have won the Rotary Peace Fellowship. Aside from the fact that they all agree that most […]

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2014 Trends in Talent Development

Learning & Development

  2014 looks like it will be a year of business recovery and growth. This will create new opportunities for businesses, but with these opportunities will come challenges, especially in the area of talent management, because we cannot manage growth without leadership and talent development. As expected, businesses are investing more into employee learning and […]

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