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Enhancing Communication with Remote Workers

According to this Recode article, remote work is here to stay one way or another. Research indicates that many knowledge workers will continue to work from home 2-3 days per week and will come into the office for more collaborative … Continue reading

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Form a Habit of Effective Communication

I just finished reading The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.  Part Two of the book focuses on the habits of successful organizations.  Essentially, the author states that some organizational habits are “keystone … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Foster Communication and Collaboration

One of the activities I enjoy the most at Ascend Profiles is working with teams to help foster communication and collaboration.  Here are 4 things we focus on at these workshops: 1.  Gain self-awareness by examining insights from your own … Continue reading

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Self-care for Employees

The Drake P3 System has a short survey called the Role Adjustment Profile (RAP). Using the RAP, employers can check in on employees to see how they are flexing behaviors to adapt to their current environment. The report also provides … Continue reading

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Keeping Employees Engaged During COVID-19

I just reviewed an article that provides tips on how to keep employees engaged during COVID-19.  Some employees are working remotely, while others just have additional distractions while at work or at home.  The article takes about 10 minutes to … Continue reading

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Shift The Energy In Your Workplace

I ran across an article recently that really spoke to the primary issue I see in my work using personality profiling to drive performance.  The full article is worth reading, but the content that jumped out at me was: “A … Continue reading

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The Importance of Face-to-Face Communication in a Virtual World

I love a good infographic and was intrigued by the one at the link below.  I hear from clients a fair amount about wanting their employees to use email less and to meet with colleagues and clients face-to-face more frequently. … Continue reading

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Drake P3 Helps to Develop Accurate Self-Evaluation

As seen in the article below, most people struggle to evaluate their own work performance accurately.  Drake has two tools in place to help employees to understand how they are viewed at work.  In the Performance.expert module, Drake allows not … Continue reading

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Behavioral Interviewing to Assess Emotional Intelligence

Drake P3 is one of the few personality profiling tools that provides an assessment of a candidate’s Emotional Intelligence (EI).  But what do you do as a hiring manager if your candidate comes back with a low score in one … Continue reading

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Optimizing Your Relationship With Your Boss

The article below was written by the Founder of Redbox, and is a note to his son as the son begins his first corporate internship.  Dad offers 18 pieces of advice, but my favorite is #9, “You are responsible for … Continue reading

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