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16 Dec Six Leader Profiles That Reject Feedback

When C-Suite executives get the boot, it is not because of their intelligence or lack of knowledge. Low self-awareness is usually the culprit. On the other hand, highly successful leaders are rooted in authenticity and are astute at building and leveraging their own true talent. There...

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05 Oct I Give Leaders a Needed “Time Out”

by Nancy E. Parsons President, CDR Assessment Group, Inc. As a blogger since 2009, being able to share nuggets of learning and experiences is something I enjoy. Writing about leadership, assessments, and executive coaching comes fairly easy. Writing concisely and articulately about why I do what I...

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22 Sep Do You Know Your Intrinsic Motivators?

Retaining top talent is about rewarding people based on their individual needs and wants.  Equally important is that your people should be doing work that they find meaningful and enriching in as much as possible. We measure one's intrinsic motivators with the CDR Drivers & Rewards Assessment....

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Do You Have a Funny Bone?

30 Jul Do You Have A Funny Bone?

Do you remember the game of “Operation” growing up?  The game buzzed and the patient’s nose lit up in red alert if your surgical procedure went off track using tweezers.  As a child, one thing that I always found most appealing about the game was...

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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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