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Against Empathy: Yale Psychology Professor Claims Empathy is Bad

An article in the Wall Street Journal is making waves. Its author has a bone to pick with… wait for it… empathy. Yes, you read that correctly. Some guy on the internet has a problem with empathy. And he’s got a news flash for all of us: empathy is bad, m’kay.

Dec 13, 2016

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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New Tech Detects Lies With 85 Percent Accuracy

“Lying will never be the same again” is the auspicious conclusion of a recent TED Talk. Its presenter, Kang Lee, introduces a new facial reading technology in the early stages of development that allows researchers to predict lies with a high level of accuracy.

Aug 27, 2016

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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5 Myths & Misconceptions About Personality Testing

It's time that we busted some of the most common myths and misconceptions that surround personality testing. Especially as testing is becoming more prevalent in the workplace, it’s important to be armed with information and understanding.

Aug 7, 2016

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Praise & Criticism: Johari Window

The term "Johari Window" is derived from the first names of its creators: Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham. The model was first developed in 1955 and published in the Proceedings of the Western Training Laboratory in Group Development later that year.

May 25, 2016

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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Stress Quotient Infographic

The following infographic is an introduction to our Stress Quotient assessment, which is from our partner TTI Success Insights. This tool measures 7 core factors and 17 sub-factors of work-related stress.

May 16, 2016

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools- Culture & Organisational Development

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Emotional Quotient (EQ): INFOGRAPHIC


This infographic serves as an introduction to the Emotional Quotient (EQ) profile, which measures 5 core dimensions of emotional intelligence, and includes a description of each factor, famous characters from movies as examples, who created the assessment, and the importance of EQ in business.

May 15, 2016

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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2,500 Years of Learning Theory in 40 Minutes

If you’re curious about what an award-winning e-Learning professional, blogger and TED speaker with 30 years’ experience in the learning game thinks is good, bad and ugly in the history of theory and practice, then grab a bucket of popcorn.

Feb 1, 2016

Topics: Learning & Development- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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In a Nutshell: ADDIE Model

The ADDIE model is virtually synonymous with instructional design or instructional systems design (ISD). Instructional design is the discipline concerned with the design of training programs (both online and classroom).

Jan 30, 2016

Topics: Learning & Development- Profiling & Assessment Tools- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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