Why We’re Changing the Assessment Business

Tom GibbonsChange, Rant2 Comments

Another post in the ‘rant’ category….. not too many of these but sometimes you’re just angry and need to express it! It seems like it should be easy in the books, the speeches and keynotes, the workshops and workbooks.  It should be easy if we could only be good enough to do what ‘they’ tell us to do.  The ‘8’ … Read More

Changing the Assessment Business – New Stories!

Tom GibbonsChange, Learning, Organization Development, Preference Assessments1 Comment

TMS Americas

Last year we wrote a series of posts focused on changing the assessment business with the last one sharing some real examples of those changes.  You can see that post here.  This post takes one of those stories and adds another chapter, 9 months later. We designed an internal accreditation with US Cellular modeling a process design (extended use of … Read More

Changing the Assessment Business – From Event to Process

Tom GibbonsChange, Learning, Preference Assessments, TMS NewsLeave a Comment

This is the third post in our series on changing the assessment business.  The first post dealt with our intentions and the second was more specific to our new social web site.  This post looks a little more closely at what we think is a very important element of changing the assessment business; that being working with assessment/profile data more … Read More

Changing the Assessment Business

Tom GibbonsChange, Preference Assessments, TMS Applications, TMS News, Virtual Teams2 Comments

Our hope and intention when we say we want to change the assessment business is really about pulling together a number of things that already occur in terms of personal and team learning and making these things a consistent way to approach assessment use.  Our focus right now falls into the areas noted below: Extend the use of assessment data … Read More

A Caution in the Search for Character

Tom GibbonsChange, Leadership, Learning, Organization Development, Social ConstructionLeave a Comment

This post was originally published in the TMS Learning Exchange.  It’s a bit longer than our normal posts…. In the aftermath of the 2008 semi collapse of investment capitalism and the ensuing and continuing global recession there is a growing trend calling on the need for ‘more character’ from those who we see as leaders in our organizations.  Business schools … Read More

Blame and Accountability

Tom GibbonsChange, Learning, Organization DevelopmentLeave a Comment

About 3 years ago I posted The Language of Value as a comment on the subtle use of language to create a perspective of personal value for ourselves by making someone else’s perspective seem wrong.  It is a subtle, often unconscious use of language to prop ourselves up while tearing others down. This post takes a look at a similar dynamic … Read More