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Taylor Chan

Taylor hails from Boston, Massachusetts, with a deep passion for design and innovation. With over ten international creative publications, she brings a trained, artistic eye to Birkman’s marketing department. When she isn't consuming 17th century European works, you can find her dancing, running, or serving her church on the weekends.

5 Ways to Build Stronger Teams Using Personality Assessments

Build a stronger team. Sounds like a great goal, right? However, you may feel unsure of how you can achieve this goal, as well as what results to expect afterwards. One of the best ways to overcome common team challenges and cultivate authentic connections among team members is to use personality assessments to improve communicate and heighten emotional intelligence within your organization.   

Using a robust personality assessment in various team building activities leads to a variety of benefits for your organization—check out these five ways to build stronger teams using personality assessments! 

 

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The 4 Most Common Challenges That Teams Face

Anyone who has worked on a team knows that there are unique challenges that come with working in a group of diverse personalities. Each person brings their own set of values, opinions, and preferences to the table which influence how they communicate and execute tasks. 

Check out these common challengesare any present in your organization?  

 

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Designing A Leadership Development Mentor Program

Whether you are dealing with departmental growth or succession planning, it's always important to be developing the next wave of leaders in your organization. While there are several strategies to train employees with the knowledge and experience needed to successfully spearhead a team, one of the most effective and rewarding ways to address this situation is through a leadership development mentoring program. Specifically, preparing and training high-potentials in your organization to grow into a leadership position by pairing them with an experienced employee.

Besides harnessing the people you already have in your organization, an in-house leadership development program helps:

  • Increase employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Boost retention and recruiting efforts
  • Provide the attention and training high-potentials need to excel
  • Develop meaningful relationships between experienced leaders and those looking to develop new skills
  • Allow seasoned employees to give back

Here are five steps to keep in mind when designing a leadership development program to equip your employees with the skills to make an impact on your organization.

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