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A Boomer’s Decision: When to Turn Over the Reins

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Leader’s Question: I thought it was odd that Jack Ma of Alibaba decided to retire at the age of 48 to “turn the reins over to a new generation.” At my company the Boomers are staying even longer than usual. … Continue reading

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What Types of Personalities Make Up Your Team?

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Do novel, out-of-the-box ideas sometimes get passed over too quickly in meetings because they’re not presented well enough? Do you have unnecessary tension and misunderstandings when two departments try to collaborate? By breaking down your team into a series of … Continue reading

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5 Ways Assessments Help the Job Seeker

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Many job seekers have a big distaste for pre-employment assessments. This makes sense given their image as a tool that knocks even talented people out of the recruiting process! Before organizations begin an assessment program, they need to make sure … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Tip: Examine the Decision Point

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Critical thinking holds up, or breaks down, at the Decision Point – that moment when an individual or a team ends the discussion, and makes a decision that moves things forward. The better the critical thinking, the better the decision. … Continue reading

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A Leader Lesson: Communicating a Culture Change

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Leader’s Question: What is the most important way for leaders to communicate when they are trying to change a culture? Bonnie’s Answer: To change a culture, whether it’s a county or a business, one must first influence the human spirit. … Continue reading

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10 Ways Organizations Use Our Assessments

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With the cost of a bad hire as high as 150% of a person’s salary, organizations are turning to assessments to give them rich data to draw on when making people decisions: Who to hire, promote, send to a training, … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking University Launches to Teach Dynamic Problem-Solving, Decision-Making and Thinking Skills

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Interactive Courses From Pearson TalentLens Leverage Real-World Business Scenarios to Build Critical Thinking Skills August 27, 2012 — Hundreds of leaders from corporations and organizations around the country are investing one hour a week to learn dynamic decision-making and critical … Continue reading

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Pearson Named a TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Company

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June 25, 2012 — Pearson has been named one of the 2012 Top 20 Content Development Companies by TrainingIndustry.com. The annual list recognizes leading companies in the training and professional development industry and is designed to help guide organizations in … Continue reading

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New THINK Now! Training Designed to Help Employees Master Effective Critical Thinking

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Half-Day Workshops From Pearson TalentLens Allow Individuals to Change Their Thinking, Change Their Lives June 26, 2012 — Today’s competitive business environment demands employees with strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Today, in response to the success of its “My Thinking … Continue reading

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World’s Toughest Tests and Final Exams

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In addition to the fact that Life itself is a test, there are a number of other scholastic and professional challenges along the way that would defeat even the best of us. That said, below is a list of the … Continue reading

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