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Leadership Development Best Practices

Leadership Development Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

Evaluating Effectiveness of Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching is used by more than 70% of organizations and has been shown to yield impressive ROI (up to 778% in one study). Source Yet a recent survey indicated that demonstrating the effectiveness of coaching programs remains one of the biggest challenges for organizations Source.  One good source of information that can provide guidance into […]

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Leadership Development Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

Developing Effective Leaders

The Best Predictors of Effective Leadership There has been much debate about whether leaders are born or made and more recently, about whether introverted leaders can be as effective as extraverted leaders. The research is clear: FACT: The Assertiveness aspect of Extraversion, which consists of Energy and Assertiveness facets, is indeed a strong predictor of […]

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Leadership Development Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

PCI’s Developmental Assessment Process Overview

The below graphic depicts what the participant provides and receives when engaging in the developmental assessment process. The career path piece is gathered from the resume and during the interview. The personality, leadership style, and natural aptitudes pieces are measured with psychometric tools. The outputs are provided by one of our psychologists.

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Leadership Development Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

How to Fill the Critical Skills Gap

In a McKinsey Global Study, some startling numbers were revealed by respondents around the globe: The study also looked at the strategies that organizations are using to address the skill gap. Some companies have started to address the skills gaps, and here’s what those respondents believe: Key take-aways from the study are: How to Decide […]

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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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