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Businesses Don’t Fail – Leaders Do.

“Why do businesses fail? If you’re willing to strip away all the excuses, explanations, rationalizations, and justifications for business failures, and be really honest in your analysis, you’ll find only one plausible reason - poor leadership.” (Mike Myatt, Forbes Magazine, 2012)

Profiles International has recently introduced an Executive Leadership Report derived from data collected from the ProfileXT, which provides insight into the Six Components of Leadership Success.

The Checkpoint 360 survey combines feedback from direct reports, peers, supervisors, and clients, with a personalized program for developing specific leadership skills based on that feedback for Eight Universal Management Competencies.

Partner Management Past and Present

The history and development of management will be discussed in this paper, in an effort to better understand what management is today and gain some insight into what it will become.

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The Executives Guide to Succession Planning

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It’s called succession planning: the process for identifying and developing the people within an organization, with the potential to fill key business and leadership positions in the future. When implemented incisively, succession planning should be a natural progression.

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Technology and Innovation in Corporate Assessment

The primary role of corporate assessment, also known as talent assessment, is to determine which candidates are likely to be successful in a particular job for a specific industry. The charge of each instrument is to ascertain whether or not the candidate has the requisite characteristics, skills, and abilities to be successful in a given position.

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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

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Those who prefer the bliss of ignorance take solace in the belief that what you don’t know can’t, or won’t, hurt you. However, in some instances exactly the opposite is true. Few situations are more consequential to commercial interests than knowing how well a revenue generating workforce is performing, especially when performance is measured by appropriate criteria.

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Four Essential Tactics for Optimizing Organizational Talent

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The state of the economy is still in question, but now more than ever you have the opportunity to optimize your organizational talent. While cost cutting may be inevitable; it is important not to fall into some of the common traps that will put you at a disadvantage when the economy turns around.

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Five Critical Management Derailers

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Times of change present many challenges for organizations, particularly for front-line managers, whose people will be responsible for implementing the change. Pressure to perform is high, as are emotions, and everyone is expected to do more with less.

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Six Crucial Behaviours for Customer Facing Employees


In both good times and bad the lifetime value of a customer can be exponentially greater than the value of a series of single transactions from one-time customers. In this era of social networking, it only takes one Tweet or Facebook status update to seriously damage a company’s reputation.

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Eight Signs of Incompetent Managers

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Effective managers do more than just supervise employees. They take responsibility for ensuring that an individual succeeds, and that the team, department, or business unit achieves expected results. Effective managers are like successful coaches who develop teams that win championships year after year.

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Creating a Team-Building Culture


Engaged employees are excited and enthusiastic about their jobs. They resist distractions, tend to forget about time, and routinely produce significantly more than the job requires. They enjoy searching for ways to improve circumstances, and they volunteer for difficult assignments. They also encourage others to achieve higher levels of performance. Finally, they are proud to be involved with their organization and are likely to stay with the company for the long term.

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Leaders Guide to Managing Workplace Fraud, Theft, and Violence


Of all the reasons that businesses fail in today’s market, challenges such as competition, financial mismanagement, leadership failure, and disconnection from consumers are sure to top the list. A less commonly recognized factor is the costly challenge of managing fraud and theft.

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