The problem with measuring DISC only

The problem with DISC is that similar behavioral styles can look so different. People are unique and you can’t measure only one part and hope to understand the whole. People with same behaviors might be driven by different things to feel fulfilled. DISC may tell part of the story but it does not...

Why businesses collect your demographics and personal information

It seems that daily we are asked to take a survey of some sort. Often times, surveys will include some demographic information. Questions such as where you live, where you work, age, ethnicity and average household income are common demographics questions. Why do these questions get asked and what...

How to align your behaviors with motivators

Human beings are complex. What’s observable - people’s behaviors - only shows one aspect of the person. There is so much more that goes into making us the people that we are, including our motivators, our emotional intelligence, our background and our real-life experiences. To fully understand...

How to identify someone's behavior from a distance

Have you ever sat back and observed different tables of people in a restaurant? Not only can it be priceless people watching, it can be a study in behavioral habits. Does a person at one table dominate the conversation, waving their arms using aggressive hand gestures, while another person sits...

10 Common Misconceptions About Assessments

“Assessments are like big brother getting inside my head; they scare me,” says George. “Why do I need to conduct an assessment; I know my own strengths and weaknesses,” says Dina. “I don’t want to give any personal information to a company that may or may not hire me,” says Brenda.

Hire the right candidate every time with these 3 steps

Joe Smith seemingly has the whole package. He has a solid resume, great references, skills that showcase his expertise in his field and plenty of success stories to his credit. On paper, Joe seems like the ultimate “can’t miss” candidate. Joe looks the part and his appearance seems to match his...

Sports brings out our primal nature - but also exposes our emotional intelligence

Fall season in the United States means sports are in high gear. The World Series pits two of the Major League’s best teams against each other while college rivalries, NFL football and the start of the basketball and hockey seasons give sports fans a full plate of sporting options. Though sports are...

How to adapt your behaviors in global culture: A personal story and guide for cross-cultural behavior transition

If you ever went through cultural transition or you are an introvert living in the western culture which promotes extroverted leaders, you perhaps have experienced the pain caused by cross-cultural behavior adaptation.

Appearing today in your workplace: The clash of the motivators

Everyone is driven by different things. The reasons they get up in the morning, and the drive behind everything they do. Each person has their own set of motivators that determine what interests them, what they do for a career and what drives them to their hobbies. These primary drivers make up who...

The elevator pitch: ten seconds that can be the difference between success and failure

Have you ever run into a famous musician or actor in public, someone you have always wanted to meet, but when you got that opportunity you completely froze? The rush of adrenaline, combined with a moment of fear, completely paralyzed your senses and you simply couldn’t say a word? And the minute...