How to Know the Potential of People in Your Organization?

A few years a good client and friend posed an interesting question to me – What is Human Potential? He stated that he had been hearing this term for years and was truly troubled by his lack of a good answer. We began a dialogue and more questions than answers about the concept of human…

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How Assessments Fit in the Hiring and Selection Process

Okay, so how do assessments fit into the process? Their are three factors to look for in the assessment process. First, the assessment process is only part of the overall process. No one should be hired or eliminated solely on the assessment results. The norm is use the assessments for up to one third of…

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Assessments and the Hiring and Selection Process

Many people ask me why they should use assessments – primarily in their hiring process. Many believe that the only tool necessary is the behavioral question model and hiring will be great. My response to these people is that the behavioral question model is an excellent tool and I encourage its use in the selection…

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Is DISC Validity Really Important?

People have a tendency to treat assessments as a commodity item. They feel that all DISC reports are equal and there is no difference between the different vendors of DISC. Well, this is not an accurate statement or belief. Let me explain the differences based upon validity factors.

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DISC Patterns Show the Truth of Behavior

Keep hearing people who teach the DISC material talk about the high this or the low that – well, this is close to the truth. It is the patterns and combination of core elements that are more important than just a high factor. Yet, everyday people get labeled as a high D, high I, high…

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Objectivity in a Subjective World – the Role of Assessments

In this subjective world where everyone has an opinion or position, how do you capture the consensus of the group? Most organizations use the subjective methods of “gut feel” or the SWAG method of determining what is going in within the organization. However, I believe there is another way that is more meaningful. Use assessments…

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Using DISC for Team Effectiveness

The key to understanding the makeup of your team and each member’s unique strength is a common format for identifying and understanding each person’s work habits, strengths and communication preferences. Using this information allows for a clear understanding of who is capable of delivering upon the expectations of the team. There are many ways you…

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