Understanding & Evaluating Others

Definition: The capacity to perceive and understand the feelings and attitudes of others.

Understanding and evaluating others is the ability to see the individuality in others and to recognize a person’s unique point of view. This competency also relates directly to the skill of empathy (another competency in this module); improving your empathy will help improve your ability to understand and evaluate others. Mastering the techniques in this section will allow you to help team members both identify talents and match their talents to the appropriate jobs, among other evaluation methods.

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Five Generations in the Workplace

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Dr. Jeremy Graves discusses how having five generations in the workplace right now affects how different people from different generations show up to work.

Behavioral Styles in Intergenerational Workplaces

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Dr. Jeremy Graves breaks down how the different generations behave in the workplace.

Tips to Manage Different Personalities in the Workplace

By Jaime Lisk • 2 min

Jaime Lisk offers tips on discovering and managing the different personalities of your employees.

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Best Practices in Giving & Receiving Feedback

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The 6 Types of Innovation Leaders

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No one person is the perfect fit for all six stages. With only one type of innovation leader, certain stages in the innovation process can suffer.

Ask a Coach: How Can I Get My Team to Bring Solutions?

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Technology and Innovation Specialist Dr. Evans Baiya advises a leader on how to encourage their team to being new ideas and solutions to the problems they're seeing in the company. 

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With a focus on maximizing your people’s potential, you can create a workplace that fosters motivation, engagement and success.

4 Ways to Navigate Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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Our traditional views of who is a “good” employee can cause managers to miss the talents of their team members. How we navigate this layer of diversity is key.

3 Ways to Get Your People in the Right Seats on the Bus

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Getting your people in the right seats on the bus doesn’t have to be a challenge. Using these three methods, you’ll soon have a smoothly operating team.

The Dialogue of Feedback

By Dr. Lisa Aldisert • 2 min read

Think about how you can do a better job balancing how you deliver feedback. Make it a dialogue, not a one-way street.