Decision Making

Decision Making

This is the second installment in our 25 week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips to help you develop it. This week: Decision Making. We define Decision Making as analyzing all aspects […]

Conflict Management

Conflict Management

This week we’ll kick off a 25 week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips to help you develop it. Up first: Conflict Management Conflict Management is defined as understanding, addressing, and resolving […]

Radical Candor

Radical Candor

If you want to be a true leader you have to be able to provide feedback. And not just any feedback, but effective feedback. In my experience, this is the greatest fear of most new managers. How do you provide constructive feedback without hurting your employee’s feelings? Kim Scott has laid out a simple and […]

Ground Truth

Getting the Ground Truth

In the military when they want to get the full, real-time picture of what’s happening in a war zone, they call it getting the ground truth. It’s one thing to draw up a brilliant battle plan back on home soil, but if you’re not aware of the tactical realities on the battlefield, your plan won’t […]

Communication Leadership

Mind The Gap

Leaders in a company slowly start to move farther and farther away from front line employees as a company grows. This can create a gap in the communication between the two groups. What once was easy, because you interacted with every employee every day, now has to become an intentional exercise. Without addressing this breakdown […]