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What ‘Drives’ You Crazy?

Every high or low drive has its strengths and accompanying limitations. Often, the limitation is how the drive is perceived or received by others. In some cases, like drives do seem to attract. Low A's do tend to work well in team driven environments with other Low A individuals. High C’s do seek to affiliate with other High C co-workers. In other cases, like drives may repel one another. High A’s can be actively aggressive sometimes. To other High A’s, that ... Read more

War Stories | The Value of the Position Profile

We often get emails and calls from clients about the Position Profile and how it impacts a hire. Once a Position Profile is created and validated, you can simply compare and get a Green, Yellow or Red match. Green means it is a perfect match to the Position Profile. Yellow means it is a good match, but look at the profile closer to determine if that candidate is a fit. A Red means the "long-term chance of success is marginal." To illustrate ... Read more

Millennials are the least engaged generation in the workplace

Millennials have a reputation for job-hopping and a recent Gallup report supports that conclusion. Twenty-one percent of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the last year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials reporting the same statistic. The cost for millennial turnover is estimated by Gallup to cost the U.S. economy $30.5 billion annually. But the more intriguing question is why? Why do millennials show less willingness to stay in their current jobs? One potential reason is that millennials appear ... Read more

Wiring and an ‘Open Door Policy’

Most of us pride ourselves on our “Open Door Policy.” We appreciate and solicit input from everybody in the organization. Let’s reflect for a minute on how our wiring might affect us in the execution of this policy, focusing specifically on the C drive. Low C drive profiles accept distractions and interruptions and sometimes even embrace them. Since Low C profiles operate under more of a LIFO (last in, first out) approach, they tackle problems as they arrive through the door. What ... Read more
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