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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 ...


  • 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: In my experience, there are two types ...


  • Question: What are some tips for how to improve your work reputation? Answer: Reputations are build on trust. We tend to trust others who are admit to being imperfect and who own their weaknesses and actively work the mitigate them. At PI Midlantic, we encourage our clients to ...


  • 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 ...


  • PI Midlantic's very own senior consultant, Teri Kinsella, is featured in this BusinessNewsDaily article where she weighs in on networking advice. Going to an Industry Event? 5 Ways to Network Better Networking is a key component of any professional's career ...


  • A Q&A with PI Midlantic's Steve Picarde, Jr. The Predictive Index (PI) behavioral assessment test turns 60 this year. The PI is a customizable, bias-free assessment used by employers to provide managers with data quantifying the unique motivations and behavioral drives of job applicants or employees. ...


  • If your PI survey results show a Low C, you are motivated by a fast pace and by variety: you’re a natural juggler, but prone to boredom if there’s not enough new stuff going on (or if it’s going on too s.l.o.w.l.y).  This wonderful attribute (yep, ...


  • Yesterday we interviewed Shelley Smith, Senior Consultant from PI Midlantic, on How to Attract and Keep Talent on a Startup Budget. Today, we continue with part two and encourage startup business owners to ask themselves four questions before starting the hiring process. Read more ...


  • With tech companies like Google sporting budgets so big their average interns make $5,800 monthly, what can you do as a startup on a shoestring budget to secure your own talent? And if you’re lucky enough to get talent, how can you keep ...


  • If you’re just getting started in business-to-business (B2B) sales or need a refresher, this list is for you. We asked six sales experts to share their best secrets on everything from finding prospects to nailing the sales meeting, and here’s what they had to say.


  • “What we try to do with Predictive Index® is to figure out how best to dial people up mentally, on a consistent basis. We determine what really inspires our players individually, so that in a big game when ...


  • 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 ...


  • Back in February, CareerCloud.com let us share with you How to Pass a Pre-Employment Assessment.  We were delighted at how many of you shared and liked the article. To say thank you, we've created a companion cartoon as a quick reference for the types of assessments to ...


  • 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, ...


  • Question: Dear PI Midlantic, After a team of us has filled out the PRO, I sometimes have trouble gaining consensus on the Final PRO. Do you have suggestions for this process? Bill from Annapolis, MD       Answer:   Dear Bill,What you want to ...


  • 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 ...


  • More information and free assessment: http://www.pimidlantic.com/pi_assessment_try SCRIPT: This video is meant to answer the question: What is the Predictive Index? The Predictive Index behavioral assessment is a survey where a respondent is asked to select from a checklist of adjectives that describe how ...


  • If you’re actively job hunting at the time you’re reading this, you’re likely to run into at least one behavioral assessment during the interview process before landing your dream job. But what can an online test completed in 20 minutes tell employers about you? Learn what ...


  • 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 ...


  • This video is meant to be a brief overview of how the Predictive Index can contribute to successfully shifting an organization’s culture.When an organization faces a major change, like new leadership, a merger, or policy changes, proper communication ...


  • Thinking about using a behavioral assessment in your hiring, on-boarding, or talent development process? You’re not alone. “More than 80 percent of Fortune 500s use assessments for executive positions and… small businesses also use them,” Handling Pre-employment Screenings and Assessments. Behavioral assessments are ...


  • Strategic Workforce Planning This video is meant to answer the question: What is Strategic Workforce Planning? Strategic workforce planning is an organization’s process of determining employee productivity needs and outcomes as they relate to its goals. Strategic workforce planning is often implemented ...


  • With American companies facing an unsatisfied, unengaged workforce, strategic workforce planning is set to be a primary focus for businesses in 2016. Strategic workforce planning prepares company leadership and human resources professionals to ensure that talent surpluses and shortages are avoided, employees are operating at ...


  • This video is a brief overview of how the Predictive Index is used in workforce planning. Workforce planning starts with setting overall organizational goals which allow leadership to determine what types of people are needed on the team to achieve ...


  • This video lists five key steps that should always be included in change management planning. First, it’s necessary to demonstrate the need for change. Is change necessary for succession planning? Is the organization experiencing a culture shift due to ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • At a recent workshop with a team of senior leaders I opened by asking a few (leading) questions including: How many of you manage individuals and/or a team? Who is responsible for developing and growing people?


  • ANNAPOLIS – Paul Silberberg, CEO, attorney and advisor to ultra-high net worth entrepreneurs has devoted a section of his newly released book, The Ethical Entrepreneur: Succeeding in Business without Selling Your Soul, to the Predictive Index a behavioral assessment he says will help leaders ...


  • Are you experiencing a disconnect with the millennials in your workforce? In this video, I’m going to talk about the biggest communication problems employers experience with the generation gap and how the Predictive Index® methodology can be ...


  • It’s the age-old question of nature versus nurture rephrased: were you born a CEO or did your environment make you into one? Most of us CEOs have probably considered this before and have some thoughts one way or another about ourselves. To answer the question ...


  • The popularity of pre-hire assessments is growing among companies that want more predictive accuracy in their hiring processes. The best of these tests go beyond screening past experience or education to measuring a candidate's aptitude, fit or potential in scientifically validated and reliable ...


  • 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/ 


  • Annapolis, MD—PI Midlantic client, Salamander Resort & Spa, the luxe Virginia property owned by Sheila Johnson, has been awarded the prestigious Five-Star Rating by the Forbes Travel Guide for the first time. This places the Middleburg, Va., resort and spa among the world’s most sought-after ...