Category: Assessment in Practice

Assessing the Assessments: 3 Things to Consider

By on Thursday May 13, 2021

When it comes to questionnaires, there’s no question: there are a lot to choose from. And while as a coach you may have a personal favorite, different organizations, individuals, and engagements may call for different tools (or combinations of tools). That means  choosing your assessment – or justifying your assessment choice to a client – […]

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Conflict Resolution: Navigating Tricky Motivational Combinations

By on Saturday April 3, 2021

Motivation plays a major role in the way we approach the world – and often, in the way we approach others. Not only do our motivations influence our own actions, they also color the way we interpret the actions of others. And when certain combinations collide, it can lead to conflict. While people’s strongest motivations […]

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The Motivational Mix: Exploring how Drivers Connect (and Conflict)

By on Monday March 8, 2021

Understanding your motivations is an eye-opening experience. While most of us think we have a pretty good handle on what makes us tick, true self-awareness is actually quite challenging to achieve. So sitting down with the results from a deeply personal psychometric like the Individual Directions Inventory™ often leads to some pretty major “aha” moments. […]

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Webinar Wrap Up: Coaching for Career Transitions

By on Monday March 1, 2021

Looking for answers? Jump straight to the Q&A with our experts here. Careers are constantly in motion. In generations past, it was not unusual to spend decades at a single organization. These days, that is a rare pattern indeed. Even before the pandemic upended career plans for many, 51% of people in the U.S. changed […]

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Conflict Resolution: Mapping a Clear Path Forward

By on Wednesday February 17, 2021

When we think of resolving conflict in the workplace, we may think of heated moments or tense confrontations. While those moments may draw the most attention, they are typically symptoms of tensions that have simmered for much longer. To more effectively support people in preventing future conflict, it helps to zoom out and take a […]

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Workplace Conflict: What happens when motivations collide?

By on Thursday February 4, 2021

Workplace conflict. Everyone has faced it at some point. When we are struggling to work with someone, we are often tempted to attribute the fault to the other person. Our brains are more or less wired to assume that we are usually doing the right thing, and when others deviate from our expectations or standards, […]

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Conflict Resolution: Motivation as the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

By on Thursday January 21, 2021

Workplace conflict is not uncommon, but it also may not be obvious. The word “conflict” may call to mind sharp words or raised voices, but it often takes on subtler forms: undermining a colleague; dismissing someone’s ideas without sufficient consideration; avoidance; even just the emotional and mental exhaustion people experience when working alongside someone who […]

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Making Time to Talk Leadership

By on Thursday October 8, 2020

Many of us are experiencing a lonely time – not just personally, but professionally as well. We’re not breaking bread together anymore. We don’t share a laugh with colleagues in the corridors, or run into peers and clients at conferences, meetings, or happy hours. While it can be difficult, one benefit may be that it […]

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