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10 key skills for cross-functional team leadership

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Cross-functional teams make your organization efficient and innovative. Learn the best skills to master cross-functional team leadership.

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Understanding your Predictive Index score

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A lot goes into the PI Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments. Learn what makes for a “good” set of Predictive Index scores.

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A fail-proof process for hiring salespeople

10 min read

Hiring good people is tricky. Hiring good salespeople is even trickier. That’s because sales professionals spend the day being interviewed by prospects and customers. Sales reps are professionally trained interviewers. They know what to say and how to say it to capture your attention.  After interviewing over 3,000 sales professionals for a variety of roles,…

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Post-pandemic team effectiveness starts with self-aware leadership.

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Wondering how best to navigate today’s hybrid work environment? Here are three ways to get in tune with yourself and those you lead.

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Leaders at every level, including individual contributors

4 min read

Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers.  In my 20 years of professional experience, I’ve: Been an individual contributor (IC) Been on teams filled with leaders Had managers who were leaders Had managers who weren’t Managed a team Though I enjoyed being a manager, I’ve chosen to spend the remainder of…

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How to manage your hybrid team using PI Design

10 min read

As the future of leadership is multimodal, a company’s success will hinge on its leaders’ ability to assemble and manage high-performing hybrid teams. There’s no shortage of tips for managing hybrid teams. You’ll find good thought leadership on the topic, too, like Harvard Business Review’s thoughtful article on creating the office of tomorrow. PI clients…

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7 tips to develop the best cross-functional teams

10 min read

Cross-functional teams can be extremely rewarding, but are challenging to get right. Here’s how to ensure these teams run smoothly.

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Beyond the briefcase: The power of inclusive career pathing

5 min read

Hiring great talent is about more than a resume. As this talent optimization story shows, there’s so much more to a person than a briefcase.

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Dream Teams interview: Dave Zenk of Metroparks Toledo

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Dave Zenk of Metroparks Toledo shared how his government agency is building great teams through a focus on mission, vision, and culture.

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Onboarding: why involving current employees is a must

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Onboarding is a crucial process for your new hires. Learn how you can improve your onboarding by making use of your current employees.

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In praise of team-building flexibility

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When building teams, it’s easy to be drawn to brilliant minds. But skill alone can’t make up for this key trait: flexibility.

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