An interview with Sarah Mulvey

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Sarah, you were a teacher in South Carolina, then up and moved to Boston. You got a job as an administrative assistant at The Predictive Index, but you’ve got a totally different job today. Walk us through your journey at PI. Sure! I never expected to end up where I am now, but I guess…

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How to build leadership capacity

How to build leadership capacity at your company

7 min read

Increasing leadership capacity has an outsized impact on employee engagement and business results. Here’s how you can start building up your leaders.

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Agile leaders engage leaders at every level

Why leadership agility is critical to company success

7 min read

In today’s market, your organization’s survival is based on a number of key factors—including its ability to be agile. Are you an agile leader?

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Talent optimization and the agile leader

Talent optimization and the agile leader

4 min read

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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Talent optimization: why you should invest in leadership development

5 min read

The science says that leadership development programs are effective in developing current and future leaders, as well as improving organizational results.

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Holding employees accountable: where most leaders fail

6 min read

Accountability is key to achieving business results, and yet many business leaders fail to hold employees accountable. Here’s how to get it right.

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Matt Poepsel PhD

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

6 min read

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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3 signs you have poor organizational structure

3 min read

Here are three signs you have poor organizational structure. If you see that your organizational design needs fixing, we can help.

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Great leaders inspire followership

How great leaders inspire followership

5 min read

There is an interesting leadership conundrum that’s common in business settings: informal leaders often have many loyal followers while formal leaders may have few—maybe none! Why? Because leadership isn’t something that can be simply bestowed upon someone by an organization. It’s something that is earned. “The language used for effective followership is ‘exemplary followership,’ coined…

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Best books for leaders to kick-start 2019

5 min read

Luke Thomas is the head of growth at getAbstract, which finds and rates the top business books, articles, and video talks then summarizes them into 10-minute abstracts. Today, the company is the world’s leading provider of compressed knowledge for organizations of all sizes. A new year has begun and many of you are working hard at…

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employee in kitchen at lunch

How leaders can help their teams beat the post-lunch productivity dip

5 min read

Chris Butsch is a professional speaker who helps companies supercharge engagement, grow leaders, and keep their best people. He is a leading voice on the ROI of workplace happiness.  It’s 2:21 p.m. You’re staring down at the remnants of a burrito and half a cup of coffee that’s quickly cooling to room temperature. Emails, calls, and…

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What leaders must remember when faced with disappointment

5 min read

The creation of self-control and calmness in difficult situations is something business leaders must master. We all have a story to share. It’s what makes us real. Consider my scenario, a couple of years ago, as a published tenured academic professor with 15 years of service at the same college. My roles, responsibilities, and reputation…

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8 leadership lessons of 2018

6 min read

Take a leadership lesson—or eight—from the annals of 2018. Let’s take a look back at the year that offered a slew of successes and a few cautionary tales.

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The 5 best podcasts for business leaders & leadership

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The most successful executives are in a constant state of learning. You should always be looking for opportunities to learn, listen, and think creatively. Not only will you become a better leader, but you’ll help foster creativity in the workplace, and set an example for the employees at your company. Why podcasts are perfect for…

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Mike McKee on leadership lessons learned

An interview with an NHL player turned CEO

24 min read

From a Princeton pizza shop to the NHL, from Goldman Sachs to software solutions, Mike McKee, CEO and Director of ObserveIT, has worked on and led teams of every flavor. But whether it’s delivering pizzas or developing security software, it always comes down to people. The Predictive Index Senior Director of Marketing, Thad Peterson, sat…

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