Category: Individual Development

Building Mental Toughness in Your Sales Team [Infographic]


Mental toughness is a unique quality found in elite athletes that allows them to maintain fortitude under stressful conditions. But mental toughness isn’t something that’s found only in athletics. The same traits that make an elite athlete also make for outstanding performers in the workplace. By targeting and developing 6 specific personality traits, you can… Read more »

The Basics and Benefits of Competency-Based Training

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Training and development play a critical role in important business outcomes like employee retention, professional development, and hiring processes like on-boarding. However, training and development is also a vital piece of workplace culture and employee engagement. Though it can be overlooked, employees need training and development catered to their individual personalities and learning habits. How… Read more »

Professional Development: Goals to Turn Better Managers into Great Leaders

Professional Development- Goals to Turn Better Managers into Great Leaders

Professional development and goal setting play a huge role in employees’ success at organizations, but what about your manager’s goals? Managers spend a good amount of their time helping employees and teams meet their objectives. However, it’s easy for them to lose sight of their own. Let’s take a step back and think about what… Read more »

Bridge the Gap: How to Create an Effective Employee Development Approach

Bridge the Gap- How to Create an Effective Employee Development Approach

Growth and development aren’t always the top priorities of a business, but it could be just what they need. An employee development plan is beneficial for both employees and their employers. Before you implement a plan, you need to discover what skill gaps your workplace has. Use these five ways to help determine where those… Read more »

5 Essential Skills for Effective Coaching

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 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 »

Six Components of Self-Management

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Jobs can be aggravating. You have to deal with all kinds of personalities, some of them difficult. You see things that are broken but lack the resources or clout to fix them, and people who don’t understand your work are often the ones telling you how to do it. You just want to produce good… Read more »

The New Manager Checklist

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In an ideal business world, all companies would have programs to identify high-potential employees and develop future leaders, and upper management would establish structured training programs….

Help Your New Hires “Stick the Landing”

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This SpaceX story is simply hogging all the cool, not leaving much for the rest of us. If you haven’t followed the event: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket not only successfully deployed a Japanese communications…