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When highly productive teams are essential

Case Study: Reformed Church in America Challenge In anticipation of great staff turnover (51% of staff in less than three years), and with moving from a more traditional reporting style to matrix management where all staff would work in teams, the RCA leadership began...

When you have committed to change the way you do things

Case Study: Ottawa County Challenge For city and county governments, the stakes of a bad hire are extremely significant. Solution PSG introduced the County of Ottawa to the Kolbe RightFit™ for selecting new hires. For the county, the Kolbe System™ represents the...

When you’re ready to reimagine team dynamics

Case Study: America’s SBDC formerly MiSBTDC Challenge Collaboration amongst consultants from different regional branches and between our GR based headquarters and a field of offices across the state is critical, and yet it is a constant challenge due to the vast...

When an entire congressional district is counting on you

Case Study: Congressman Huizenga Challenge With most small businesses, you get to add new members one at a time as your business grows.  As the newly elected U. S. Congressman in Michigan’s second district, I needed to go from a staff of 0 to 18 in a nanosecond....

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...