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What is Industrial-Organizational Psychology and How Can it Benefit Companies?

Many people ask us what we do on a daily basis, and usually our simplest response is Industrial-Organizational Psychology. However, many people don’t actually know what this even means, how what we do at Behavioral Essentials fits into that spectrum, and how it can benefit their company. Let’s find out.

How you can Level Up your Coaching Process with our Tools

By incorporating scientifically validated behavioral data into your coaching process, you can help your employees achieve measurable results and sustainable change faster, without getting burned out yourself.

How to Manage Highly Dominant Employees

If dominance isn’t one of your key behavioral attributes, confronting a highly dominant employee or coworker can be a scary and intimidating thing, but it is an essential skill to have as a leader. Once you become aware of how they think and realize that dominance isn’t a scary thing to them, you can learn to assert yourself and, consequently, grow yourself and your team.

Best Practices for Coaching Employees

As a leader, you are responsible for developing your employees, and, in most cases, this is accomplished through coaching. Here are a few best practices for leading a coaching session using the BE Success Survey.

Quick Tips on Hiring and Retaining Millennials from a Millennial

While Millennial employees’ mindset may seem completely foreign to previous generations, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are any less engaged. Despite the stereotypes you’ve heard, the reality is that the success of American companies depends on the understanding and engagement of this new generation. Find out how you can attract and retain millennials in this post.

How to Manage Highly Creative Employees

Allowing the creative juices to flow within guidelines, deadlines and the demands of modern business is a constant test for the skilled manager when dealing with “creative types.” However, if you know how to nurture their creativity to help them grow, your company will reap many benefits. Here are some tips to encourage that growth.

How to Motivate your Team & Increase Productivity

The common societal conception that if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, you’ll be happy, is backwards. Instead, happiness leads to success. So the real question is: How can managers positively motivate their employees in order to increase happiness and productivity? Find out in this post.

Bringing Compassion into the Workplace

When we treat ourselves and others compassionately, we tend to come together in a collaborative manner that boosts the group as a whole. With this, deep relationships are formed, trust is established, and a willingness to collaborate on projects and shared visions is cultivated, which has a direct impact on a company’s bottom line.

The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Bringing mindfulness to the workplace has the potential to decrease people’s stress and anxiety through heightened awareness, which in turn leads to improved performance. Also, perhaps most importantly from a leadership perspective, mindfulness encourages engagement. Learn how being fully present as a leader— and allowing your team to be fully in the moment — will reap rewards both personally and professionally.

The Importance of Listening as a Leader

If we can retrain ourselves to focus on the present moment and truly listen to our people, many issues in the workplace can be avoided and you can get to know your people and better understand their needs in order to make them happier.