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When you want the right results on the first try

Case Study: Hewlett Packard Challenge We engaged PSG to work with us in assessing the capabilities of both current and potential Applications Services Transformation Program Managers (TPMS). TPMs manage a complex, end-to-end, 12-18 month transformation process for all...

Management Type

At the core of who we are is what we do and what we like to do. Or as Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project says, “you can choose what you do, you cannot choose what you like to do. I don’t like having to try to make myself like things. I want to spend more...
Do You Have the Synergistic Advantage?

Do You Have the Synergistic Advantage?

Whatever new business books or articles you read today, the word ADVANTAGE is looming somewhere in the text. We hear a lot about competitive advantage. I just read an article on collaborative advantage. So, here comes one more—synergistic advantage. For the past...
Your Environment has EVERYTHING to do with your results!

Your Environment has EVERYTHING to do with your results!

Are you someone who sits at your desk, or work space and wants to shout—I can’t get any work done here! You’re not alone. Only one in every two average U.S employees believes that their current workspace design encourages innovation and creativity. In addition, these...

The Performance Conundrum

Getting the Right People On the Bus through Performance Forecasting For those who attended the plenary session at ICMA’s 2006 annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, these words from conference keynoter and author Jim Collins provided solemn comfort in an era...
Put Kolbe in Your Toolbox Today

Put Kolbe in Your Toolbox Today

Original research, initiated by Kathy Kolbe over two decades ago, is now converging in a powerful way with the Gallup Organization’s message. Glory Hallelujah! We have stopped trying to change people. Well, maybe. The verdict is still out, but Marcus Buckingham and...

Psychological Testing at Work

The following is an excerpt from “Psychological Testing at Work” written by Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., published in 2002 by McGraw-Hill. “How to use, interpret, and get the most out of the newest tests in personality, learning styles, aptitudes, interests, and more!” The...

Management by Instinct Leads the Way to Change

Extract Despite the best efforts of hundreds of the world’s top managers and consultants, creating an effective, repeatable roadmap for navigating major organizational change has been elusive. There have been successes, but they appear driven by the individual,...
Break the Performance Barrier

Break the Performance Barrier

Breakthroughs in human performance are rare. Yet a new type of evaluation can help you boost employee productivity to new levels. Extract Originally published in Business 2 Business Magazine, West Michigan Editions, March 1996. Rarely do we see a real breakthroughs....