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  • Back in May of 2012, we highlighted a powerful case study with one of our clients, Gold Key Resorts / PHR in which the company was able to leverage group analytics and make a huge difference in their bottom line. See original case study here. ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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, 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 ...


  • What would make you feel more motivated at work? Take a second to check off your answer here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5SJZWZT  


  • 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 ...


  • It’s hard to name one of my client companies that ISN’T working through change of some sort, from minor organizational restructuring, to dealing with a recent surge in business, to coping with the sale of the business to new owners.  All of these circumstances require ...


  • I’ve recently had a number of clients call to discuss challenges in managing their teams.  In discussing the issues they were having, most stemmed from differences in the management style of the manager vs. the work style of the employees being managed, specifically with regard ...


  • 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 ...