Persuader

Matt Poepsel, PhD, is the VP of Partner Growth at PI and "The Godfather of Talent Optimization." For every N. E. Patriots game, he prepares food and drinks that originate from the opponent's region.

Set S.M.A.R.T.E.S.T. goals for the New Year

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Now’s the perfect time to reflect on your progress and work toward new goals. Here’s how to set S.M.A.R.T.E.S.T. goals for 2021.

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How to get promoted during the pandemic

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As we finally approach the end of 2020, many employees are turning their attention toward career aspirations for the coming year. If you count yourself among those looking to reach the next level, a quick web search will produce a slew of tips.

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Why your 1:1 meetings are a waste of time (and how to flip the script)

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More than 20% of managers meet with their manager less frequently than once a month. Here’s why you need 1:1 meetings and how to make the most of them.

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Mindfulness in the workplace: a cheat sheet

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What is mindfulness in the workplace? Learn the basics, plus find out how leaders and employees can be more mindful—and how to establish a mindful culture.

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Want to be more agile? Look back before moving ahead.

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An increasing number of companies are pursuing an agile transformation strategy to accelerate innovation. Make sure you’re looking back when you look ahead.

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Drive innovation with a “fail fast” culture

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When you establish and reinforce your culture to support your strategic goals to innovate, you create an environment where it’s safe to fail.

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Game on! How to build agile teams

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Discover 10 key traits of successful agile teams and learn 5 tips for building agile teams.

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Talent optimization and the agile leader

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A key success factor in agile transformation is the collective mindset and behaviors of its leaders. Talent optimization can help leaders make that shift.

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These people problems are destroying your business—and HR can’t solve them.

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Business leaders, can we talk? I’ve got some good news and some bad news. First the bad news:  The vast majority of your businesses–regardless of your company size or industry–won’t reach their full potential this year. Instead, a variety of people issues will create risk for your business and destroy value. This “people tax” will…

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What drives us? Understanding personality in the workplace

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Almost all issues in the workplace are people issues. Master your understanding of those, and you’ll have a much easier time in your career.

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The biggest work productivity killer: culture

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We’ve all had days where the productive person who walked through the door in the morning loses steam by mid-afternoon. There are a variety of factors that can kill work productivity including poor job fit and being forced to work alongside low performers. But according to an informal survey PI conducted at the 2018 MassTLC…

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7 ways to create an upward spiral of confidence

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I consider myself to be a reasonably confident fellow. Need somebody to tackle a challenging work project? Have a new big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) that needs to be achieved? Seeking a karaoke partner to belt out The B-52’s “Rock Lobster”? I’m your guy.

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Levels of formality at work: high vs. low formality behavioral drive

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This blog post is the fourth in a four-part series covering the four behavioral drives that the Predictive Index™ measures in its PI Behavioral Assessment.

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The patience drive deconstructed

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This blog post is the third in a four-part series covering the four behavioral drives that The Predictive Index measures in its PI Behavioral Assessment.

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