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  • Well over 10 years ago when beginning work with a new family-owned business client, the matter of leadership succession emerged as a primary topic. The small business owner had built a highly successful boat dealership with growing revenues and high levels of customer satisfaction. The ...


  • I had the pleasure of training a company in…let’s call it turmoil.  Divisions within the company were truly divided and employees were disengaged from one another.  In listening to the managers tell me about the arguments I noticed they were all focusing on the actual ...


  • Question:  Why do companies send managers and executives to receive executive coaching? What do most senior level executives need from coaching? How do you know if the coaching was successful and what do you look for in an executive coach?  Answer: Exectuive coaching... read the fulll answer ...


  • PI Midlantic's Senior Consultant Caitlin Iseler gives smart advice on how to survive your first week on the job as a dominant personality type in this BusinessNewsDaily article. New Job? How to Survive 6 First-Week Challenges Before you start a ...


  • Purging Fruitless Practices from Your Current Hiring Strategy When it’s time to fill a position, the hiring strategy for most companies is as follows: Step 1: Position Description Develop a position description. Step 2: Job Advertisement Write a job ad listing technical skills. Step 3: Match Experience Match the candidate’s experience to ...


  • Originally published on SHRM.org Organizations are losing talent and struggling to retain employees. The average job tenure in 2014 was 4.6 years vs. 21 years in 1955, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Job tenures can vary widely depending on ...


  • Why don’t we managers get it?  There is a quote of the great coach John Wooden that says, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”  I always tried to keep this quote in ...


  • While most employers think that new hires -- high-performers, especially -- should be able to easily and quickly integrate and assimilate into an organization's culture, it is just not the reality.  Simply hiring the "right" people isn't the key to building a strong and aligned organization. The onus is on the company ...


  • Thanks to PI Midlantic for hosting the even more sports strategies to inspire small business management. Earlier this summer, I asked entrepreneurs from all over the world which strategies they borrow from sports to use in managing their companies and got such an outpouring of incredible ...


  • The Importance of Great Followers The names of great leaders fill the pages of our history books, are spoken at countless awards ceremonies, and punctuate the daily news. Great leaders may enjoy fame and fortune, but there is one thing every leader, no matter how great, ...


  • For many employers, selecting the best candidates is the toughest part of the job. Once candidates have been selected, the challenge shifts to managing and understanding those individuals’ needs. Make the wrong choice and you run the risk of investing thousands of dollars training employees, ...


  • Question: Dear PI Midlantic, PI helps us assess someone’s leadership style. How can we assess what kind of boss the person will work best with (i.e., his followership style)? For example, in Rahul’s PI below, what kind of supervisor will he work best with?InderjeetMumbai, Maharashtra, India


  • My close friend is an attorney who spent 11 years running a real estate title company. Although it wasn’t what she planned to do with her law degree, the opportunity was "too good to pass up”.  As the company became more and more successful, it ...


  • There is a large gap between the kind of culture in which employees want to work and the culture in which most find themselves working, according to findings from the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2015 Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey report. Yet the ...





  • While most of us love a challenge, and leading new people is always that, most of us also appreciate insights into this process to expedite the road to success. However, the “opinion of others” about their new team, is highly unlikely to be anything but ...


  • According to findings from the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2015 Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey report, the employer-employee relationship is very important to making the employee feel motivated. We decided to run our own survey to get more information on how employees ...


  • In May 1985, as John Parr's St. Elmo's Fire was topping Billboard charts and President Ronald Reagan was starting his second term in office, a young Steve Picarde, Sr. was opening the doors on his new business: PI Midlantic.   A Young Pharmacist Fresh out of school, ...


  • ‘We’ve got hiring problems.’ We often get calls from HR personnel who are looking for a ‘tool’ to help them with their hiring challenges.  Often they are acting on a directive to ‘go find something’ without any real plan as to the desired impact – reduce ...


  • In my travels, it is somewhat common for clients to comment that one of their “Highest B” (extroverted) people is somewhat reserved or downright quiet. They point to the PI and say, “She’s not like that at all!” So, what is going on? When I ...


  • Congratulations if you’ve been using the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment to hire the right folks for your team. And kudos if you’ve asked others you manage to take it, so you can best understand how to utilize their strengths and what they need to keep ...


  • I had a client come to me last month, highly upset.  She had begun working with two people who both had a PI almost identical to hers and she said, “Melanie, please tell me I don’t come across like those two!”  Unfortunately I could not ...


  • When you talk to your friends and family about your day at work, what are those conversations about?  My guess is that these conversations are not about corporate strategy or the financial health of your organization. My guess is that those conversations are about human ...


  • Whenever someone brings up the subject of Morale in the workplace there seems to be two common reactions.  Some managers see this as a meaningless topic that is more of a “feel good” topic than a legitimate business issue while other managers understand the bottom ...


  • “Don’t be that guy!” We’ve all said it before – perhaps even at the office water cooler – when talking about the clueless boorishness of some scandal-plagued celebrity of the day, or maybe someone closer to home, like Lloyd in marketing. And sometimes, we get that haunting feeling that ...


  • There are several buzzwords around business today. These include Empowerment (old), Employee Engagement (everyone is looking for the secret recipe), Diversity (now inclusion), Retention (moving beyond turnover), Succession Planning (talent replacement, high potential development, exit planning), and more. Individually the ‘words’ are great to have ...


  • Recently, I listened to an NPR piece that focused on an all too common problem for companies - the micro-manager.  You can listen to the story here: http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=537750774:537754658   Bottom line - if you are a micro-manager, there is a good chance that you have employees ...


  • Finding the right fit is a big win for any business. The recruitment process takes time and resources. After such an intense exercise, every employer is happy to have the right person for a job. When a good employee leaves a company, it is a significant ...


  • The search for executive talent is a unique part of the human resources world. Recruiting for these C-suite positions is very different than looking for front-line workers, and success here requires a particular kind of talent and plenty of real-world experience. Continue reading: http://www.refresher.com/7-executive-search-trends-for-2018-and-beyond/ 


  • No matter what services you provide or what products you sell, everything starts and ends with your staff. If the team is not up to snuff your business is sure to suffer. On the other hand, if you built your company of nothing but ace ...


  • There is a paragraph from Victor Lipman’s book The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World which fundamentally describes the challenges managers face in their roles. “People say many things about managers: He’s too demanding.  She’s too intense. He’s a great motivator.  Her team really ...


  • If this month did not end as well as you had hoped, or you are looking to find ways to ramp an already good month for the remainder of the year, then you need to look inward.  By that, I mean your most likely underutilized ...