Weekly Tools and Tips to Improve Any Relationship

January 14, 2015

A Butt for Every Seat

How to Hire and Retain Great Employees We’ve all heard the term “a butt for every seat” and it has never been truer than when applied to business. With employment rates climbing and jobs becoming more plentiful, the question is “How can I be sure it’s the right butt, and if it is, how do I keep it in the seat I provide?” Right Butt/Right Seat Finding the right person for the job is half the battle. There’s no doubt that certain jobs are best suited to certain personalities. According to Susan M. Heathfield, Human Resources Expert, you should “Select the right people in the first place through behavior-based testing and comp

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September 9, 2014

The Power of Simplicity

Recently, I was on a phone call with a Color Code client. He is the training director for a large corporation that currently has over 200,000 employees. He told the story about being in a meeting with high-level employees from a company his employer was acquiring, when one of the HR people asked him “Why Color Code?” He thought about it for a minute, and then he asked her what her results were on Myers-Briggs. Even though it was the personality assessment she currently used, all she could say was, “I don’t remember, but I think it starts with an I. He responded, “That’s why we use Color Code.” One of the most powerfu

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May 5, 2014

Find the Key to Each Person

I recently had the privilege of hearing Alan Horn being interviewed for The Hollywood Reporter. Now, for those of you who don't know who Alan Horn is, let me bring you up to speed. He was one of the founders of Castle Rock Entertainment (Seinfeld, When Harry Met Sally), then went on to become the President and COO of Warner Brothers (where he managed the entire Harry Potter and new Batman Franchises among other things) and now is Chairman of The Walt Disney Company. So, ya, you could say he's a pretty successful guy and might know a thing or two about success and leadership.


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April 9, 2014

Filters That Can Affect the Bottom Line

Life is all about relationships. We have them, to some extent, with everyone we meet, from your best friend, to the person who checks you out at the grocery store. In each situation, we modify our behavior to meet the needs of the person with whom we are in that relationship. After all, you wouldn’t behave the same way in front of your Grandma as you would a peer. Whether you recognize is or not, that is the Color Code in action. There are many factors that come into play that define our outward behavior. Your core motive (color) is innate and will never change. But, what about other behavioral influences that play a part in your persona

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