Author: HNews

Meet the Procrastinator

He’s the passive aggressor, the one with the tight-jawed smile. Sure, he’s a great guy when he gets his way, but give him an unpleasant task and he’ll drag his feet. Need him to fill out that insurance paperwork? Yeah. He’ll get right on that.

Why Personality?

  Say you apply for a job. You take an assessment to see if you’re the right fit for the company and the role. After you join the company, you take another assessment to gauge your managerial skills. Later you may be part of a team-building exercise, which requires an entirely different assessment. Pretty soon,… Read more »

The Office Playbook

High-Performance Strategies for Business Teams

Understanding Employees

When it comes to understanding your employees, it boils down to three basic questions:

How to Avoid Assessment Burnout & the Black Hole of Data

  Assessments are powerful, business-critical tools that predict and monitor employee performance and multiple assessments are administered based on the different needs within the organization. Over the course of a typical year, some employees might be assessed and reassessed over and over again, causing frustration and assessment burnout for already busy employees. When organizations use… Read more »

Leadership Lessons from Schwarzkopf

  Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Lessons from Freud

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. 

The Power of Team Derailers

Balancing psychological roles is an important step toward creating a high-performing team. It is equally important to understand team members’ derailers.