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WIFM – Writing Competencies Correctly
Too often companies believe that they can purchase competencies off the
shelf and with a little tweaking have them fit your organization. Creating company specific competencies right means they are developed: -        In
house -        Information
collected...
Too often companies believe that they can purchase competencies off the shelf and with a little tweaking have them fit your organization. Creating company specific competencies right means they are developed: -       In h...
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The ADHD Organization (Part One)
Just what HR needs more anachronisms that make no sense: OADHD (or Organizational
ADHD).  In my next pair of blog
posts I am going to discuss ADHD and organizations. As a person who is living with ADHD, I found Daniel Goelman’s recent
post on the ADHD organ...
Just what HR needs more anachronisms that make no sense: OADHD (or Organizational ADHD).  In my next pair of blog posts I am going to discuss ADHD and organizations. As a person who is living with ADHD, I found Daniel Goel...
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Finding Your Way Around 360 Feedback (Part Two)
In the first part of my post on 360 Feedback, I discussed general
policies and ideas.   In today’s
post, I am going to focus on some more specific ways to optimize your gains
from feedback.   Let me know other
ways you have found to help ensure quality feed...
In the first part of my post on 360 Feedback, I discussed general policies and ideas.  In today’s post, I am going to focus on some more specific ways to optimize your gains from feedback.  Let me know other ways you have fou...
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Music to My Ears - Measuring the Behavioural Competency Beat
I was at a Bruce Hornsby concert recently and there
was a line in a song that got me thinking: “20/20 vision and walking ‘round
blind”.   It turns out the line is
from an old Jimmy Martin song.   You should feel sorry for me as a human resources
consultant ...
I was at a Bruce Hornsby concert recently and there was a line in a song that got me thinking: “20/20 vision and walking ‘round blind”.  It turns out the line is from an old Jimmy Martin song.  You should feel sorry for me ...
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The ADHD Organization (Part Two)
Does Your Organization
Have ADD? As someone who has grappled with ADHD
(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) I recognize the signs when I see the
behaviours in others. While there is no diagnostic tool to categorize those behaviours
in organizations, I...
Does Your Organization Have ADD? As someone who has grappled with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) I recognize the signs when I see the behaviours in others. While there is no diagnostic tool to categorize t...
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Finding Your Way Around 360 Feedback (Part Three)
For my third (and final) part of my blog
postings on 360 Feedback, I am going to focus on the outcome of the
feedback.   It is important to get
the feedback right, but it is also vital that the feedback receiver do
something with this newfound information a...
For my third (and final) part of my blog postings on 360 Feedback, I am going to focus on the outcome of the feedback.  It is important to get the feedback right, but it is also vital that the feedback receiver do something w...
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Finding Your Way Around 360 Feedback (In Three Parts)
My
first blog post of 2014 is going be in three parts.  I wanted to discuss one of my favourite topics 360 (or
Multi-source) Feedback.  I felt
that there is a lot to discuss and I wanted to give each post an opportunity to
be discussed and dissected. In
an ...
My first blog post of 2014 is going be in three parts.  I wanted to discuss one of my favourite topics 360 (or Multi-source) Feedback.  I felt that there is a lot to discuss and I wanted to give each post an opportunity to be...
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The ABC’s of Forced Ranking
No matter where you go employees hate forced ranking – the system by which all employees are ranked as A Players (Top 20%), ...
No matter where you go employees hate forced ranking – the system by which all employees are ranked as A Players (Top 20%), B Players (Middle 70%), and C Players (Bottom 10%). This is especially so when forced ranking is comb...
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  • Strategic Action Group Ltd.
    Principal, 1991 - present
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Dr. David S. Cohen has been one of the most internationally sought-after Human Resources consultants and keynote speakers since 1991.

He is the author of two groundbreaking books:

The Talent Edge: A Behavioral Approach to Hiring, Developing and Keeping Top Performers (Wiley 2001)

Inside the Box: Leading With Corporate Values to Drive Sustained Business Success (Jossey-Bass 2006)

David works internationally with the leaders of corporations and government organizations. 

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