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Unintended Consequences of Your Leadership Style
Using the Hogan to understand how your style affects your team
Self-awareness about your style, values, preferences, and stress behaviors helps you make better choices about how to lead. In two recent blogs, Capacity Group shared how we use The Hogan Suite of Assessments to help teams connect, build trust, and accelerate performance. In this blog, we want to emphasize how these sessions generate important insights for the leader. I’ll share two examples that highlight powerful shifts leaders made as a result of investing in this work. [Read more…] about Unintended Consequences of Your Leadership Style
Beyond Breaking the Ice: Fostering Meaningful Team Development with Hogan Assessment Tools
What images come to mind when you hear the words “team building?” Are you thinking about ice-breaker exercises or mandatory social events that are meant to promote team bonding? While those experiences can be great morale boosters, they often don’t delve beneath the surface to understand the dynamics within a team, which is critical to growth and performance.
At Capacity Group, we use the Hogan suite of leadership assessments to get at the heart of what makes a team tick and to give team members the insights and tools to work together more effectively. Here are just three scenarios where we have used Hogan assessments to successfully address team challenges:
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How Learning Styles Promote Better Teaming
Looking for a way to jump-start your team working better together? Capacity Group has been doing this with teams for nearly 20 years.
Whether it’s a newly established team, one formed during Covid-19, one working remotely, a growing team, or a team struggling to work together productively, each can benefit from exploring the values and personality traits of its team members. This results in better communication and ability to perform. [Read more…] about How Learning Styles Promote Better Teaming
Accelerating Team Performance: What’s the health of your top team?
Whether it is a new team, an existing team experiencing a change in structure, strategy, or context, or a team not working at its potential, investing energy to build trust, clarity, and align intent will accelerate team performance.
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How to Regain Our Energy
Our last post discussed the energy drain and crisis many of us are experiencing, having survived the pandemic, and living in unstable times. In it, we talk about a few keys to energy, such as:
- How social connection is fundamental to our well-being
- The importance of tracking and noticing your energy
- The idea that leaders have a responsibility to be in good condition to lead, which includes ensuring we have good levels of energy and resilience
In this post, we share tips for refilling your tank so you can have the energy to lead your team and organization into the future. Taking care of yourself will help you be more caring towards others in your life, both at work and at home. In today’s dynamic and ambiguous environment, it is critical that leaders must have compassion! [Read more…] about How to Regain Our Energy
Assessing Your Energy Post Covid
Leaders are finding themselves exhausted, which is no surprise as we survived Covid, having skillfully navigated our personal lives, work teams, and organizations. As we exit the pandemic mode and enter a hybrid work mode, many leaders find themselves and their teams lacking the same drive and commitment they had pre-pandemic. The recent war on talent further compounds an already difficult situation for leaders. After two and a half years of near-stability, firms are experiencing talent exits on an unprecedented scale, creating instability once again.