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08 Jul TAKING A DEEP DIVE INTO LEADERSHIP SELF-AWARENESS

We find—and the research strongly supports—that most leaders lack self-awareness.  Consequently, leaders spend a lot of time trying to develop the wrong things or have difficulty honing in on what matters most. Leaders struggle with clarity and the personal objectivity needed to recognize, and build upon...

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17 Jun 3 Traps & Tips for Coaching Egotists

About 70% of leaders have an elevated score or high risk as an Egotist.  Effectively coaching the entrenched Egotist leader takes unique preparation, confidence, and patience.  I have coached hundreds of Egotists since we founded CDR in 1998 and here are few simple suggestions that...

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09 Jun External Candidate SCREENS Hiring CEO…

An Intriguing & Bold Case Study: External Executive Candidate Screens Hiring CEO to See Whether They Are a “Good Match”More and more organizations are using scientifically valid personality and motivational assessment tools as an integral part of their executive selection screening process.  One of our clients who was...

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02 Jun Top 10 Reasons NOT to Use CDR…

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Use CDR Assessments for Executive Selection Screening 1.   Turnover is a good thing.2.   Lucrative compensation packages and perks rarely attract incompetent or unethical candidates.3.   Egos seldom get in the way.4.   CDR may screen out...

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27 May Eccentrics in Business: Quirky or Costly?

Eccentrics are often misunderstood.  Being “Eccentric” implies to most as someone who is odd, quirky, free spirited, whimsical, inventive, envelope pushing, and nonconventional.  At the surface, this Risk Factor seems quite benign with regard to leadership or professional effectiveness. It is true that often times...

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29 Apr Simplifying Assessment Development & Validity

By Kimberly R. Leveridge (Brinkmeyer), Ph.D.,Personality assessment is useful for describing an individual on characteristics which can not be directly observed.  Behaviors are visible to people, but the reasons behind them and the motivations for them are not observable.  Psychological assessment results provide a vocabulary...

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17 Apr Worry Less, Lead Better

By Patricia Wheeler, Ph.D.Managing Partner of The Levin GroupWe’ve all heard the statistics….although women make up over half the workforce, less than a quarter of them rise to middle management positions.  And fewer than 10% ever claim a seat on their company’s executive committee.  ...

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02 Apr Attn Executive Coaches: Are You Seeing Too Much Gray?

Perhaps your leadership coaching and development tools are too drab to identify true talent.CDR Assessments provide clarity and self-awareness unlike any you may find.  Perhaps it is time to upgrade your toolbox!Join us in Oklahoma City on May 6 & 7, 2015 for a CDR Coaches' Certification Workshop!   The...

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