Author: Keith Francoeur

As Vice President, he is responsible for training and managing PCI’s global assessment team, designing and updating the assessment process (including the research and selection of the test battery and interview format), and handling custom competency mapping.

Psychometric Assessments
by Keith Francoeur

5 Reasons to replace the MBTI with “The Big Five”  

In 2013, Adam Grant wrote an article for Psychology Today called “Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won’t Die.”  Unfortunately, it seems like little progress has been made between then and now.  The Problem There is overwhelming consensus among personality researchers that personality is hierarchically structured and consists of at least five broad and essential […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Hiring People with Integrity

Personality Correlates of Integrity Most people would agree that integrity is an important characteristic for employees to have and if the don’t have it, it can’t be developed. What most people may be surprised to know is that whether someone is likely to display integrity can be predicted well by their personality. Research shows that […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Tips for Hiring Remote Teams

Even when most of the population is vaccinated, it is safe to say that the new normal will consist of a much higher percentage of people working remotely than was the case before the pandemic.  This poses both risks and opportunities for organizations and their team members. The Risks Working from home is a much […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Personality Drivers of Inclusive Behavior

Many organizations today have inclusion as a core value and are providing training on implicit bias. However, less attention has been placed on pre-employment and developmental assessments to identify people are likely to be inclusive.  People differ in their natural propensity to think and act in ways that foster inclusion, so we can – and […]

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Leadership Development Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

The Destructive Nature of Laissez-Faire Leadership

What comes to your mind when you think about toxic leadership?  Are you envisioning an arrogant tyrant who rules by fear?  While such an approach is indeed extremely harmful to others, research suggests that it is rare, and that a far more common form of destructive leadership is laissez-faire leadership¹.  Laissez-faire leadership occurs when an […]

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Leadership Development Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Leadership Consideration: The Key to Success

In 1945, researchers at Ohio State University embarked on a 10-year program that would revolutionize our understanding of leadership.  The fruit of their labor was the identification of two independent domains of leadership behavior, which were later termed Consideration and Structure.  Leadership Consideration Consideration is the extent to which a leader: This dimension is also now […]

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