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Persuader

Matt Poepsel, PhD is the author of Expand the Circle: Enlightened Leadership for Our New World of Work and host of the Lead the People podcast. He serves as Vice President & Godfather of Talent Optimization at The Predictive Index. He holds a PhD in Psychology, an MBA, and a Harvard Business School Certificate of Management Excellence. Matt has more than 25 years of leadership experience as a software executive and consultant. He’s also a US Marine, an Ironman triathlon finisher, and a student of Buddhist philosophy.

The Leadership Inspection Checklist

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I’ve been leading people in organizations large and small for some 30 years. Not once has anybody inspected my leadership abilities using a formalized checklist. What would such a checklist even measure?

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What’s love got to do with work? (Perspectives webinar recap)

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For some, the term ‘love’ has no place at work. For others, it’s why they show up to work at all. I invited a diverse group of experts to join me on the latest installment of the Perspectives webinar series to discuss.

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Making time for leadership

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There’s a natural rhythm to work – from our five-year plans to our jam-packed workdays and everything in between.

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This or That: Appreciating our differences

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Over time, I’ve learned to not only recognize key differences among my co-workers, but to appreciate them as a result. I love to celebrate others’ preferences!

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People-first leadership: Make the First Five Minutes count

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In many organizations, the work dominates the agenda of most meetings. But as leaders, we must also make time for people-related matters.

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Balanced bookshelf: Top leadership reads

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It’s often said that “leaders are readers.” Leadership is a complex discipline, so this is great advice. If you want to feel confident and be recognized as a next-level leader, you simply have to study the craft.

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Are you even listening? (Perspectives webinar recap)

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Millions of workers are fed up, burned out, and switched off. They want to share their experiences in the hopes that we’ll take action. But are we actually hearing what they have to say?

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This is what the most effective leader in your company looks like. (Spoiler alert: It’s probably not you.)

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Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a relatively new leader, you can turn to well-established leadership essentials to identify important gaps, and guide your future development. Use this worksheet to further your own journey of self-improvement.

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Talent optimization goes mainstream

5 min read

We defined the talent optimization discipline in 2018. Since then, the concept has evolved to serve as a revolutionary link between business and people practices.

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Why I named Bank of America the inaugural Talent Magnet benchmark winner

5 min read

In my work with executive and strategic HR teams, I try my best to reinforce a simple truth: Top talent always has a choice.

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How to attract top talent in our new world of work

8 min read

The disconnect between modern job seekers and would-be workplaces is due, in large part, to poor first impressions and underwhelming employer branding.

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The future of talent consulting: 5 trends to watch for in 2022

3 min read

As a consultant, you guide organizations through their biggest changes. Stay ahead of major trends with these five 2022 workplace predictions.

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Set S.M.A.R.T.E.S.T. goals for the new year

4 min read

Now’s the perfect time to reflect on your progress and work toward new goals. Here’s how to set S.M.A.R.T.E.S.T. goals for the new year.

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How to get promoted during the pandemic

6 min read

As we finally approach the end of 2020, many employees are turning their attention toward career aspirations for the coming year. If you count yourself among those looking to reach the next level, a quick web search will produce a slew of tips.

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Why your 1:1 meetings are a waste of time (and how to flip the script)

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More than 20% of managers meet with their manager less frequently than once a month. Here’s why you need 1:1 meetings and how to make the most of them.

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