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  • 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, ...


  • You may have seen a recent article from President, Steve Picarde, Sr.’s recollection of PI Midlantic’s history written in honor of the firm celebrating its 30th year in business (if not, take a quick read here.)   Well, what does the team of consultants who work ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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


  • 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, ...


  • This video provides a brief overview of Leadership Team Development using the Predictive Index (PI) assessment. Leadership team development with the PI consists of the following four phases and lasts anywhere from 3 months to one year. First, each company ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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?


  • What’s the big deal about big data? When it comes to employees, utilizing big data can be the difference between that perfect hire and a time soaking hiring debacle that makes you cringe each day as you drive to the office. It can be the ...


  • Whenever you bring a group of people together to accomplish a goal, there will inevitably be some conflict.  Conflict is a natural consequence of the differences in behavior among members of any group.  Conflict can be healthy, in that it can raise issues that need ...


  • If you run a sales team, or if you are a salesperson, it’s important to understand that different types of behaviors play into your success (or lack thereof) and also that of your sales force. By determining what kind of environment and what type of ...


  • If you work in a typical organization, then you know about this "fight"... The sales folks refer to the operations/finance people as the Office of Business Prevention. The operations folks talk about the cowboys out there promising the world and never providing the details, never ...


  • One of the tenets of Low A behavioral profiles is the desire for harmony. Why can’t we all just get along? That desire for harmony is compounded when a person also exhibits a High D, which means they want to do the correct thing; so, ...


  • “Younger Leaders More Fun to Work With.” It sounds like a headline from The Onion, but it’s the result of a study recently published in the Harvard Business Review. According to the study, leaders younger than 30 years old were two to three times as ...


  • As the economy picks up and the job market becomes more and more competitive, you may be seeing fewer candidates for available jobs. With unemployment now under 4%, many employers are happy just to find ‘warm bodies’ who can fill their vacancies - particularly for ...


  • Work/Life balance has been debated so often that it has become a tired cliché and lost its significance. Those who prescribe to its existence suggest one must recognize the four life quadrants, work, family, friends and self, and weight them equally to achieve real balance. Recent ...