Drake 360 Assessments

2011-04-12

Seven keys to building great teams

By Drake Editorial Team

Fostering teamwork is a top priority for many leaders to increase productivity, improve customer service, provide more flexible systems, and empower employees...

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2011-03-16

Try feedforward instead of feedback

By Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Providing feedback has long been considered a necessary activity of leaders. As they strive to achieve the goals of the organization, their employees need to know how they are doing...

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2011-03-14 18:14:12

Convince employees to track their own performance

After seventeen years of working with leaders in organizations of all shapes and sizes, I can tell you that the most pervasive (and blatant) aspect of under management...

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2010-04-07

The traits of a true leader

By David Huggins

The inevitable conclusion to be drawn is that there are as many different approaches to the role as there are people and opportunities. It’s very hard to disprove any hypothesis...

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2010-04-16

Understanding yourself

By Drake Editorial Team

When you need a job – particularly when you need one now – it seems like the wrong time to be thinking about “finding yourself”. After all, you have resumes to send out, cover letters to write, and interviews to attend.

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2010-04-08

Linking human capital investment with organizational performance

By Dr. Nick Bontis

The intangible financial value embedded in companies has been considered by many, defined by some, understood by few, and formally valued by practically no one.

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2013-10-22

The four cornerstones of career insurance

By Dr. Marty Martin

There is more to job security than mastering job search skills. There are plenty of books about resume writing, networking, interviewing, and developing a LinkedIn profile. 

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2013-10-22

Maximize your time and achieve more with less

By Joelle K. Jay, Ph.D

Imagine you had three extra hours this week to devote to your own improvement as a leader. What kind of difference do you think that would have on your effectiveness, accomplishments, and long-term success?

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2016-08-31

Can you become a leader by accident?

By Monica Wofford

In promotion and hiring decisions, the rule of thumb is often not a rule at all, but more of a guess...

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2016-07-11

10 questions to ask when no one will listen

By David Dye

One of the most challenging leadership experiences you can have is to feel like no one's listening...

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2016-02-09

True leaders accept responsibility

By David Dye

There is strength in numbers. More people working together makes less work for all — most of the time. The idea of "team" can bring to mind the image of people pulling together in one direction toward a common goal.

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2016-01-06

Don’t get tripped up on power

By Danita Johnson Hughes

Leaders are powerful people because they have the ability to sway the attitudes, opinions, and actions of others. Leaders inspire, influence, and achieve results...

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2015-09-08

“Stay interviews”: 6 practical questions for key employee retention

By Paul Falcone

When job markets heat up, top performers may feel naturally curious to see what sorts of “greener pastures” are available in the broader job market. And let’s face it...

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2015-08-06

The management series: the challenges of teaching self-management

By Bruce Tulgan

How many of your employees always come to work a little early, stay a little late, make very good use of their time; use good systems to stay organized; make good decisions; and generally gets things done?..

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2015-03-26

Do you really know what your people think?

By Drake Editorial Team

Because employees have a huge impact on the bottom line, companies need to ensure their workforce is engaged and committed...

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2014-09-09

Yes, you can reduce employee stress – and maximize performance, too

By David Lee

Many managers mistakenly fear that efforts focused on reducing employee stress require reducing productivity or creating a “country club” atmosphere of low expectations and reduced workloads.

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2014-08-13

Seven tips for millennial managers now supervising their former peers

By David Lee

One of the most common questions I get when doing management training comes from millennial managers who find themselves in the awkward position of supervising former peers.

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2016-10-03

Profiting from business challenges

By Jim Dawson

All businesses face challenges, but not all businesses have a strategy for turning challenges into profitable solutions...

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2012-02-15

7 ways to be a better team leader

By Drake Editorial Team

As a team leader, do you insist that your team adopt your ideas, or do you encourage them to participate and contribute? Find out seven things you can do to become a better team leader.

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2012-02-13

The pros and cons to outsourcing your HR functions

By Michelle Ganuelas

Outsourcing your HR can benefit your company tremendously but like any project, there may be some concerns that linger before you come to a decision.

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2012-01-27

Why self-awareness and personal honesty is critical to career success and happiness

By Laura Plant

There are countless resources out there providing job finding tips. They have taught us the do’s and don’ts of resume writing, the importance of customizing our cover letters, how to network and navigate the job boards.

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2011-12-08

Is your hiring process hurting your employer brand?

By David Lee

Are job applicants saying things like this about your organization to their friends and family? Do you know what job applicants are saying about you? Do you know what your job application and hiring process says about you as an employer?

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2011-11-23

Engagement is an inside job

By Jim Clemmer

When faced with major organizational problems, managers often hire consultants to help provide a solution. The consultant will usually interview people, run focus groups, and gather input from a variety of sources.

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2011-11-16

15 ways to motivate and influence employee behaviour faster

By Mark Holmes

Knowing how one’s role contributes to the organization’s overall success is a key longer-term motivator and morale builder.

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2011-10-06

How to resolve conflicts rationally and effectively

By Drake Editorial Team

Conflict in the workplace seems to be a fact of life. We’ve all seen people with different goals and needs coming into conflict, and the resulting intense personal animosity.

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2011-10-06

Creating chaos to develop a high-performance organization

By Matt Shlosberg

We spend a lot of time developing leaders we can rely on to run our organizations, make the right decisions, and get things done...

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2011-09-27

Leaders born or made?

By David Huggins

This is one question that doesn’t go away. This could suggest that the answers provided simply do not satisfy or it could be that the question is a foundation-level concern.

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2011-06-05 21:20:06

Great leaders grow profits

The more comprehensive a company’s leadership development efforts, the better its financial results in terms of shareholder return, growth in market share, growth in net income, and return on sales.

 

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2011-06-13

You will be googled

By Drake Editorial Team

Some things about Web 2.0 make our lives better. However, when it comes to job searching, the way we use the Internet today can have serious implications.

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2011-05-15

Pivotal leadership - leaders matter!

By David Huggins

If you are the top person in your organization you have an awesome responsibility, likely more than you ever bargained for and certainly more than you’ve probably contemplated.

 

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2011-04-29

Maximize your profile, part 1

By Dr. John Demartini

"Building Your Profile" in business is very much about building your profile in life. It is through "pushing yourself to be your own personal best" that people around you will start to admire and follow you.

 

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