Posts Tagged: assessment

Welcoming the New Year

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January 4th, 2019. Our first week in the office. A perfect time to be grateful for what 2018 brought to our lives and reflect on what is coming in 2019. 2018 was a testimonial to the fact that we do live in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. You see it practically everywhere… Read more »

Great Things Can Happen When You Break The Rules

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When we think about rules and processes in the workplace, what immediately comes to mind are the policies put in place to increase efficiency. While implementing rules and processes is intended to produce positive results – streamline operations, encourage consistency, provide clarity, assign accountability, and above all, increase our productivity – it is time to… Read more »

Critical Thinking and Potential for Development

Posted by & filed under Leadership Development.

When assessing potential, our clients often ask us “How quickly can the individual grow into the role?”, or “Can this competency be easily developed?”, and my response usually highlights that it depends on how committed the leader is to changing current behaviours and developing new ones. While I still wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I… Read more »

From Strategy to Execution

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It starts with a dream, an ambition – when you want, when you need to take your organization to a different place. It becomes your vision. A brilliant strategy instills confidence and calm in people around you. It fosters a degree of optimism that the impossible things can be achieved. But without flawless execution, the… Read more »

Leading in 2015 and Beyond – MarchFifteen Evolves Its Leadership Assessment Framework

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As businesses are moving towards more global outreach and virtual teams over international locations, the ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity, maintain a strategic perspective, foster engagement, and understand and respect cultural diversity, become key factors for success. Last July, Edyta posted her blog discussing the competencies global Leaders need to succeed. The research… Read more »

Test First, Then Interview – The Value of Psychometric Testing

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We, at MarchFifteen, believe that the proper use of pre-hiring tools, including psychometric questionnaires, can significantly increase the accuracy and effectiveness of our clients’ selection process. Recently, the Harvard Business Review published an article in their November 2013 issue on this exact topic, addressing the value of psychometric testing before interviewing during the hiring process. Below… Read more »

Could Smartly Investing in the Individual Development of Your Sales People Be Good for Your Company?

Posted by & filed under Organizational Psychology.

Below is a case study, not hypothetical, but an example. An organization we worked with recently is continuously experiencing growth. They are quite stunned, and not really able to pinpoint exactly what the “magic” that their sales reps bring to the table is.  They see the numbers but are not able to repeat the success… Read more »