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I’m Impressed

I’m Impressed

I wasn’t involved with the planning of the event, so I was quite pleased to arrive at the top floor of Hotel Nikko to find everything so well organized. Teams of CPP colleagues were stationed anywhere I looked to answer questions participants might have.

Before I knew it, the conference was about to begin. Jeff Hayes, CPP’s president and CEO, kicked it off by thanking everyone for coming, and pointed out Linda Kirby and Nancy Barger in the audience. I thought that very fitting—Linda and Nancy have influenced so many of us over the years and have taught me so much about the MBTI® tool. They are also authors of several of CPP’s products.

Josh Bersin then took over as the opening keynote speaker. He shared his thoughts on the role of culture in business, citing “culture” as one of the most popular search words on the Internet. Josh reminded us that job candidates that come to our companies are no longer just looking for a career—they are looking for an experience. That’s a lot for an organization to take on. I really appreciated Josh sharing that there needs to be less emphasis on evaluation and more emphasis on coaching and feedback. “The evaluation process is too complicated,” he said. “The mere fact that you give someone a rating lowers their performance.” I think this reminds us how the MBTI tool can and should be offered in organizations.

What a way to get things started. It’s going to be a great two days! Stay tuned…

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