Author: Matt Poepsel PhD
These people problems are destroying your business—and HR can’t solve them.
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…
What drives us? Understanding personality in the workplace
A deep dive on people’s motivational drives and behaviors (and how to work with those drives to thrive in your career) Almost all issues in business are people issues. Master the art of working with others, and you’ll have an upper hand throughout your entire career. At the very core of this art is knowing…
The biggest work productivity killer: culture
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…
7 ways to create an upward spiral of confidence
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.
The dominant personality at work: high vs low dominance traits examined
This blog post is the first of a four-part series covering the four behavioral drives that The Predictive Index™ measures in its PI Behavioral Assessment. Why do we behave as we do? That question has preoccupied philosophers, psychologists, and researchers for millennia. Left unanswered, this question relegates all types of human behavior to a mystery….