Profit Zone

Zeroing In On Your Profit Zone

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Competencies programming to introduce you to a new program we’re offering. It’s called the Profit Zone. In most organizations, less than 10 percent of the staff really understand how the company makes and keeps money. Employees choose to be employees and not entrepreneurs because they want the certainty of a … Continue Reading

Problem Solving

Making Problems Disappear Forever

This is the nineteenth installment in our 25-week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips to help you develop it. This week: Problem Solving. Problem Solving is defining, analyzing, and diagnosing key components … Continue Reading

Planning and Organizing

Organizing Yourself for Success

This is the eighteenth installment in our 25-week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips to help you develop it. This week: Planning and Organizing. When you consider Planning and Organizing, you might … Continue Reading

Personal Accountability

Focus on What You Can Control: Yourself

This is the seventeenth installment in our 25-week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips to help you develop it. This week: Personal Accountability. Personal Accountability has one of the more straightforward definitions: … Continue Reading

Negotiation

Finding the Win-Win Solution

This is the sixteenth installment in our 25-week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips to help you develop it. This week: Negotiation. Negotiation doesn’t just mean playing hardball, it requires listening to … Continue Reading

Interpersonal Skills

Finding True Connection With Others

This is the fourteenth installment in our 25-week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips on how to develop it. This week: Interpersonal Skills. Most people have a general idea of what Interpersonal … Continue Reading

Influencing Others

Influencing Others to Your Point of View

This is the thirteenth installment in our 25-week series exploring the 25 competencies, or soft skills, that our assessments measure. Each week we’ll give you the definition of that competency, explain its value, and give you tips to help you develop it. This week: Influencing Others. Influencing Others is all about being able to personally … Continue Reading