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  • At ADVISA, we believe that weaving Predictive Index® into already existing structures will not only create a common language, but drive behaviors that will have a positive impact on culture. Weaving the PI thread in all parts of your organization will ensure it becomes part of the day-to-day experience.   So what does that look ...Read More The post How to Culturize PI and Maximize ROI appeared fi...

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  • There are trainers who reliably deliver content to participants, and then there are TRAINERS who bring real business savvy, emotional intelligence and facilitation expertise to change lives and organizations. ADVISA is seeking the latter – a skilled training and development professional who truly loves working with new groups of people to create breakthrough learning experiences. If this sounds .....

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  • Bob Wilson, Founder and Chairman of ADVISA, writes a quarterly Chairman’s Letter. Bob’s letters skillfully incorporate his years of consulting experience into real-life stories. He writes from the heart. We hope you’ll enjoy.   An engaged employee is one who willingly gives additional discretionary effort to the work they’re charged with doing.  That’s why you want ...Read More The post Engagement...

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  • I’m fortunate to have been born in America, to two strong parents in suburbia Pennsylvania.  I was also born a white male, which gave me yet another decided advantage in life.  It was as if I was born five feet from the finish line, when others in the same race start from 100 miles away.  ...Read More The post Living Out My Values is Exhausting appeared first on ADVISA.

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  • In last week’s blog, we reviewed three of the biggest employee experience trends of 2017, including: Our industries are complex and competitive. We must take action to keep the best people, our success depends on it. Generational differences impact both talent and business strategy. A little emotional intelligence goes a long way. In this final ...Read More The post 2017’s Biggest Trends in Employ...

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  • Over the past year, we’ve used our newsletter as an outlet to conduct short, 5-question surveys to find out more about what our clients care about and are doing when it comes to creating a powerful employee experience. We’ve called these our “Take 5” surveys, and through feedback from companies like yours, we’ve learned some ...Read More The post 2017’s Biggest Trends in Employee Experience, Part ...

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  • Join fellow company leaders – both established and emerging – for the 2018 ADVISA Leadership Academy.   The cohort-based academy is consistently one of our most highly rated programs. Led by Dr. Fredricka Joyner and Kate Fagan, the Academy offers cutting edge content including mindfulness, emotional intelligence and tools for fostering innovation. Participants meet eight times throughout the year,...

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  • ADVISA is this month’s featured business on “Culture Matters,” FirstPerson’s monthly segment on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick that profiles organizations focused on building intentional cultures. The segment showcases ADVISA’s 30-year trajectory, from its humble beginnings in Bob Wilson’s basement to its recently renovated office and training space in Carmel’s Arts & Design District. ......

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  • INSPIRE is an annual one-day event to share best practices and lessons learned alongside fellow ADVISA clients. This year’s event will focus on engagement, and will bring you dynamic speakers, ample opportunities to network, and new tools to bring back to your organization. INSPIRE is free for clients. We hope to see you there! 2017 ...Read More The post INSPIRE 2017 | Speaker Highlights appeared ...

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  •   Here’s a conversation I’m prepared to have.  Short.  Direct.  Honest. Hi, ______. I’m Heather Haas, Nixon’s mom.  I wanted to introduce myself because I noticed that you’ve been yelling at my son on the basketball court from the bleachers.  I want to let you know that Nixon is a kind, happy and hardworking little ...Read More The post Yelling from the Bleachers appeared first on ADVISA.

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  • Bob Wilson, Founder and Chairman of ADVISA, writes a quarterly Chairman’s Letter. Bob’s letters skillfully incorporate his years of consulting experience into real-life stories. He writes from the heart. We hope you’ll enjoy.   Dear Fellow Leaders, My last newsletter was entitled, “Relationships Matter”.  And they do.  Interestingly, when you dig under the surface of organizations ...Read More The...

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  • While “doing more with less” has always been important to anyone running a business, recently, I’m hearing this more and more from my clients, and am reading it in a variety of business articles and on social media.  I’d bet it’s on your mind too.  I thought I’d share a few findings from a client ...Read More The post Helping our Clients Do More with Less appeared first on ADVISA.

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  •   I’ve recently started training for a half marathon. Each Saturday—my long run day—I lace up my shoes, stretch, and get mentally prepared to run just a little longer than the week before. When I run shorter distances during the week, I usually take off quickly and try to push my pace, decreasing my mile ...Read More The post In A Quick Fix World, Pace is Your Long-Term Advantage appeared first on...

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  • I have four sons – three Millennials and one Generation Z – who each in his own way grapples with the generational themes we hear so much about these days.  Recently, when one of my sons was feeling overwhelmed by these issues – securing meaningful work, repaying school loans, finding affordable housing – he told ...Read More The post Five Tips for Extinguishing a Garbage Can Fire appeared first o...

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  • The Take Five! questions in our previous newsletter issue were related to the ability to clear the “mental space” necessary to focus attention more intentionally.  Here are some highlights from the 40+ responses we received: 70% of those who responded reported being less than satisfied with their ability to eliminate tasks with limited productivity value. ...Read More The post Take Time to Make Ti...

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  • Starting in mid-July, you may have noticed a few more (20, to be exact) questions on the Job Assessment in the PI Software. These additional questions are designed to measure the amount of cognitive ability needed for a role and eventually provide a recommended Target Cognitive Score along with the Target Job Pattern that you’re ...Read More The post Changes to the Job Assessment in PI Software ap...

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  • As President of ADVISA, I’ve always viewed my highest point of contribution as building and optimizing a team of sharp, caring people who share a passion for leadership development and employee engagement.  As a result, I take a fair amount of meetings with folks who reach out to me about joining our team and leaders ...Read More The post Networking to Land a New Job appeared first on ADVISA.

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  • Registration is now OPEN for ADVISA’s 13th annual INSPIRE conference, taking place on Thursday, October 5th at The Alexander Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. You can expect a day chock-full of a-ha moments, opportunities to connect with other clients who are interested in hiring the right talent, developing leaders, and engaging employees, and stories directly from company leaders about what’s work...

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  • Bob Wilson, Founder and Chairman of ADVISA, writes a quarterly Chairman’s Letter. Bob’s letters skillfully incorporate his years of consulting experience into real-life stories. He writes from the heart. We hope you’ll enjoy.   A client CEO recently told me, “I’m concerned about our culture.” I asked him why; and he couldn’t really put a finger ...Read More The post Relationships Matter appeared f...

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  •   Optimizing talent starts with understanding and evaluating your talent in terms of performance and potential. The 9Box tool for evaluating talent is not new, but here’s a new twist.  What if you began to define for people what it would take to get to the next level.  That is, if you have a “Trusted ...Read More The post Get the most out of your people by evaluating performance + potential appear...

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  • When I joined ADVISA I spent a lot time with one of our seasoned Management Consultants, John Ranalletta.  I remember him telling a group of leaders and managers that management is a one-on-one sport.   That has always stuck with me because he’s right.   Leaders and managers must build individual relationships with their people to ...Read More The post Management is a one-on-one sport appeared fir...

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  • Confidence is the Currency of Onboarding Success My use of the word currency probably makes you think of money.  Good.  Because when you hire a new employee and they enter your onboarding process, your investment in hard dollars, time, opportunity costs and other resources adds up quickly.  However, I’m actually not talking about your financial ...Read More The post Welcoming a new employee? Inves...

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  • I recently visited Hawaii for the first time and as I watched new groups of vacationers arrive and settle in, I noticed something interesting taking place. After the first couple of days even the most serious-looking business types were wearing funny shirts and had flowers around their necks. It seemed as if the shirts and flowers had ...Read More The post Aloha! [ADVISA client Fizziology’s “Find ...

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  • Spring typically signals the beginning of conference exhibit and speaking season for ADVISA, and this year is no exception. ADVISA President Heather Haas and Dr. Fredricka Joyner, Senior Leadership and Organization Development Consultant, recently co-presented, “The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: Driving Change and Engaging Millenials” at the AMBA Leadership Summit at the JW Marriott Desert Sprin...

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  • Emotional Intelligence (EI) is nothing more or less than a set of skills that supports us in making our way in a very complex world.  EI is defined as the ability to identify how people feel; to use emotions to help you think; to understand the causes of emotions, and to include and manage emotions ...Read More The post Leverage the Power of Emotional Intelligence to Turn Up the Volume on Engageme...

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  • I was recently traveling through west Michigan meeting with clients. After my last appointment, I realized something incredible: we are no longer just “the PI People” to so many of our clients.  After 31 years of providing Predictive Index® programs, training, consultation and support, it’s no surprise that many of our hundreds of clients know ...Read More The post ADVISA: Not Just Your “PI People...

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  • Read about the creative employee perk our friends at Fizziology came up with to bring the benefits of the “vacation state of mind” to their work.  Get the whole story in my latest post on LinkedIn.   The post New blog post spotlights Fizziology appeared first on ADVISA.

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  • Check out these pics! Our friends at Ultra Steak used the PI Behavioral Assessment™ to take their team-building activity at The Escape Room up a notch! Using their profiles, they intentionally created teams that each had a variety of approaches to investigation, problem-solving and decision-making. Have you used our tools and assessments in a creative ...Read More The post Team-building fun with t...

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