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13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Microlearning

Microlearning is a technique that focuses on small, easily digestible lessons, instead of longer and more comprehensive teaching sessions. The benefits of microlearning are particularly well suited to the modern “on-the-go” lifestyle, especially when it comes to business environments. Whether you’re a leader in your organization or simply an interested employee, microlearning has the potential to transform your organizations’ training programs. […]

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Next-Level Situational Leadership

This post is one of a series of blog posts exploring specific leadership competencies and how they fit in the various stages of the organizational life-cycle, organizational culture, and change management efforts. Your comments and suggestions are welcome to guide the areas of focus. When Hersey and Blanchard rolled out their Situational Leadership Theory in […]

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Two Questions to Ask Before Any Performance Assessment

I recently had a conversation with an L&D manager who told me that he was being asked to assess all of the Directors in his organization. It struck me at that moment how broad a request that was, and I began to ask him questions to uncover just what his leadership team needed from the […]

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Selecting The Best Management Training Fit For Your Team

Do you see issues in your team’s performance and think that management training could be the solution? Recognizing that you need a new training program isn’t enough. For a commitment-based training program to achieve maximum effectiveness, it must speak to the typical problems your employees face and the management skills they currently lack. While some training providers push off-the-shelf solutions, it’s essential […]

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Silicon Valley Serial CEO, Cathy Light, Announces Membership to Women Presidents’ Organization

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —  Assessment Leaders LLC., CEO, Cathy Light, returns to her native hometown in the bay area after commuting to and from her other office location in Idaho, and announces the rejoining to WPO. “I’ve missed the amazing mindshare and fellowship from these talented women and I’m delighted to be back in the circle […]

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Silicon Valley Serial CEO, Cathy Light, Announces Membership to Women Presidents’ Organization

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Assessment Leaders LLC., CEO, Cathy Light, returns to her native hometown in the bay area after commuting to and from her other office location in Idaho, and announces the rejoining to WPO. “I’ve missed the amazing mindshare and fellowship from these talented women and I’m delighted to […]

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Assessment Leaders’ Sister Company, Leadership Balance, Unveils New Website

We are proud to announce that our partner organization, Leadership Balance, has launched a new website that celebrates a new generation of leaders. Leadership Balance combines contemporary leadership principles with proven strategies for developing mental competency, physical endurance and health, and an encouraging spirit. We call it “Mind to Lead. Fit to Lead. Heart to […]

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When NOT to Solve a Problem

Many leaders and consultants pride themselves on being problem solvers. In fact, many job profiles name problem solving as a required skill. But is there a scenario in your organization when you should not try to solve a problem? The answer to that is “Yes!” Problems vs. Tensions Now that I have your attention, let […]

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CEO, Cathy Light, gets hacked at a famous coffeehouse in New York

While on a recent business trip in New York, I took a break to visit my daughter, who lives in Manhattan. I hadn’t seen her in several months and was excited to hear about her work at PWC and other mother/daughter catch-up talk. To begin our day, we met at a trendy (highly rated by […]

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