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Fight or Flight at Work: Your Stress Response

The fight-or-flight response (or fight-flight-fright-freeze-faint) is also known as the acute stress response, although many writers refer to it simply as the stress response.

Jul 20, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Coaching & Mentoring- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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What Are Organisational Diagnostics?

An Organisational Diagnostic is a tool that analyses a business (or department) to identify gaps in the way it functions and opportunities for improvement. They offer effective insights into how a business can perform better. 

Apr 27, 2021

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools- Culture & Organisational Development- Change & Transformation

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Psychometric Testing in the Workplace

Psychometric assessments were first used by the US Army during World War I in an attempt to predict which soldiers would suffer from post-traumatic stress (called “shell shock” at the time). Today, the psychometric testing industry is estimated to be worth more than $500 million with annual growth estimated at 15%. 

Feb 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Recruitment & Selection- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Brain Imaging and the Future of Psychometric Testing

In 2011, our research partner and psychometric assessment provider, TTI Success Insights, began conducting brain research using electroencephalographic (EEG) electromagnetic tomographic analysis (ETA) imaging techniques. 

Feb 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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The Reasons People Work & Previously Unseen Challenges

According to the American Psychological Association, “Motivation is important in almost every aspect of human behaviour. When you make a decision, your choice is certainly influenced by your motivational state.”

Aug 11, 2020

Topics: Motivators & Drivers- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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12 Driving Forces™

A motivator (or value) is a cluster of beliefs with a similar underlying pattern or idea that we believe to be fundamentally important. Our primary motivators help determine what gives us joy, happiness, energy and purpose — at work and in life.

Aug 10, 2020

Topics: Motivators & Drivers- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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How to Talk about DISC on Social Media

As a coach, consultant, end-user, or partner, you might want to talk about DISC on social media. However, if you’ve studied DISC, you know that it takes time to learn and properly debrief others. So how exactly do you effectively share its value online? 

Mar 5, 2020

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools- DISC Profile

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The Astoundingly Positive Power Of 3 Awful Words

In my time wading through the treacherous, murky waters of self-development literature trying desperately to make sense of what’s signal and what’s noise, what’s just a Band-Aid fix and what’s hitting upon deep truth...

Jan 28, 2020

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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