Category: Coaching & Development

The Undeniable Qualities for Being a Team Player

The Undeniable Qualities for Being a Team Player

“Teamwork makes the dream work.” Whether this was posted in the locker room when you were in high school or used in various sports movies, this catchphrase brought inspiration to teams. However, it’s not just for the locker room, it applies to the office as well. Being coachable and a team player around your workplace… Read more »

The 5 Things Every Effective Employee Coach Needs to Know

5 Essential Skills for Effective Coaching

Coaching is a form of development in which a person supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. Just like in any sport, the workplace needs coaches to be successful.  45% of HR professionals believe coaching is essential in their organization, and 93% of managers… Read more »

The 7 Benefits of Moving Toward a Coaching Leadership Style

The 7 Benefits of Moving Toward a Coaching Leadership Style

Coaching-style leadership relies on the relationship between the manager and their employees. The manager is in charge of nurturing this relationship with the intent of coaching employees through their obstacles as well as successes. Good coaching and leadership can be difficult, but if a healthy connection is properly built, it can come surprisingly easily. The… Read more »

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

Great leaders often have several traits in common. We tend to see characteristics like strong communication, a positive attitude and a sense of integrity on the short list. But, where does self-awareness come into play? This attribute is often overlooked in leaders, but here at Caliper, we argue that this characteristic can make or break… Read more »

Caliper Delivers the Talent Development Solution You Need

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Most organizations’ talent-development challenges are complicated. In fact, many organizations don’t even fully understand their talent-development challenges. That’s okay! Sometimes you need an outside perspective. Every company, nonprofit, and government agency wants to hire good people, see them develop into top performers, and set a path for leadership succession. It sounds simple, but anyone who… Read more »

Unlocking Your Employees’ Potential

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Please excuse the racket while we bang this drum one more time: When posting jobs and making hiring decisions, companies tend to overrate experience and underrate intrinsic motivation. It seems that nearly every job posting includes some variation of “Must have 7-10 years’ experience doing X.” We have two questions: 1) What happens to people’s… Read more »

Managers Make Better Hiring Decisions after a Caliper Phone Consultation

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Caliper’s assessment tools stand out for their strong scientific foundation and practical application in a 21st century business world. But our truly unique differentiator is the Caliper phone consultation. Other assessment providers send you a report, and it’s up to you to determine what the results mean for your department and your company. It’s the… Read more »

How Hiring the Wrong Manager can Damage Your Entire Organization

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Unfortunately, there are many more ways to be a bad manager than there are to be a good one. No doubt you’ve encountered one or more of these types: the abrasive manager, the weak-willed manager, the lazy manager, the distracted manager, and the micromanager. You may have even reported to or managed one yourself. When… Read more »

7 Best Practices for Identifying and Developing Leaders

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A business faces obstacles on many fronts: competitors, changing consumer needs and preferences, and disruptive new technologies being the more obvious ones. The last thing any company needs is a challenge from within. That’s why it is so critical to hire and develop the right people, and why putting the wrong leaders in place is… Read more »

5 Components of Developing Successful Employees

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You don’t want to hire that employee, do you? Of course not. You want to hire THAT employee. That employee is one who interviewed like a star but turned out to be lazy or needy or disinterested, ultimately creating more work for management and team members than he ever completed himself. THAT employee, on the… Read more »