Research shows using assessments with precise measurement leads to better hiring practices. So why are some organizations still resistant? By: James A. Scrivani, Ph.D., and Katey Foster, Ph.D. Deciding who to select for a job or promotion is as complex as ever. Companies are currently facing an increase in the […]
Boost Your Team’s Performance—with Neuropsychology!
Three-quarters of all cross-functional collaborations fail in the workplace. Solution: Stop thinking like a group, and start thinking like a team. By Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D., and Robyn Garrett Picture this: You’re in the second hour (and counting) of an afternoon project team Zoom meeting that was supposed to run for […]
Why You Need to Fire the Next 10 Percent
Canning the bottom 10 percent of your talent is a no-brainer. High-performing companies focus on those right above them—employees who’ve been on cruise control. By Marc Effron You need to fire 10 percent of your talent, and I’m not talking about the bottom 10 percent. Yes, you should can them […]
Let the Great Comeback Begin!
So, your employees are ready to return to the office. Here’s what to expect when they reconnect after working at home for almost two years. By Beverly Kaye, Ph.D. As the working world slowly inches back to post-COVID normalcy, many employees are asking themselves this question right now: “Should I jump […]
The Big Five Personality-Trait Mistakes
Many organizations rely on personality measures for selection and training. The problem? Not all measures are rooted in research. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D., and Bradley J. Brummel, Ph.D. In 2002, Sara Rynes asked 959 human resources professionals 35 true-and-false questions concerning HR issues, with considerable research support for the […]
When High-Potential Women Go Bad
The old theory says women don’t get promoted because their good qualities are overlooked. But maybe that’s because their bad behaviors are seen all too clearly. By Peter Harms, Ph.D. Mae West once said, “When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.” America’s corporations—and the leaders […]
Why S.M.A.R.T. Is Just Plain Dumb
This ubiquitous goal-setting tool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s a smarter way to enable strategic impact. By Anne Davis Gotte and Kevin D. Wilde No doubt you’re familiar with S.M.A.R.T., the oft-cited standard for the development and audit of high-quality goals: specific, measurable, agreed-upon, reachable, and time-bound. […]
Unleash Your Future Leaders’ Full Potential
Now that we know how to measure learning agility, it’s time to apply it to support development. Here’s where to start. By David Hoff In his TalentQ piece “Where Are All the Agile Leaders?” W. Warner Burke, Ph.D., wrote about his work researching and defining learning agility. If step one was introducing […]
Is HR Missing the Point on Performance Feedback?
HR is moving away from traditional performance reviews because managers and employees say they don’t like them. Here’s why this will backfire. By Sergey Gorbatov and Angela Lane The field of performance management has been in turmoil lately. Employees are getting confused. Leaders are getting frustrated. Consultants are getting rich. […]
Does Growth Mindset Actually Work?
Proponents of this principle say people can improve if they just believe. But it’s time to separate positive intention from scientific proof. By Marc Effron During a recent podcast interview, the interviewer called out the chapter in my book 8 Steps to High Performance, where I say a growth mindset isn’t […]