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SOURCE PI Worldwide
Influencing Skills system enables organizations to measure, teach and master critical professional skills to improve performance and drive growth
WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PI Worldwide, a leader in science-driven insights that help optimize the performance and potential of individuals, teams, and organizations, today announced the launch of its Influencing Skills system. As the latest addition to the company's Skill Suite, this new offering helps organizations measure and improve the key influencing skills that its employees need regardless of their business level or function. It is available as a stand-alone solution or it can be combined with other elements of PI Worldwide's Skill Suite and Behavior Suites.
Whether articulating ideas, presenting plans, or gaining "buy-in" on projects and strategies, business people today need to influence others successfully, both from within and outside their organizations. However, while influence is one of the most essential skills required for success in business, it is often the hardest to measure, teach and develop. PI Worldwide's new Influencing Skills system uses a proven four-step approach of benchmarking current skill levels, participating in classroom training, applying lessons and re-testing to enable leaders and managers in non-sales functions to drive measurable and sustainable change.
The Influencing Skills system is comprised of four key actions:
"Organizations today have adopted a wide variety of working environments – including virtual workforces, flat organizations and highly collaborative businesses – that often have overlapping spans of control," says Nancy Martini, president and CEO of PI Worldwide. "This makes it critical for people to be able to collaborate effectively so they can deliver the right results. Effective leadership today relies more than ever on influencing others by impacting their ideas, opinions, and actions for both direct reports and the people over whom they may have no direct authority."
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About PI Worldwide
Trusted advisors to a global client base, PI Worldwide and the 400 experienced consultants at our 45 member firms change the way clients find the right people, develop leaders at all levels, and achieve growth goals. Founded in 1955, PI Worldwide pioneered a new approach, based on the Predictive Index® assessment, for optimizing the performance and potential of individuals, teams and organizations. The company offers a unique combination of behavior and skill assessments based on a proven methodology incorporating data, technology, knowledge, and business expertise. More than 8,000 clients drive dramatically better business results by leveraging our data-driven solutions in 142 countries. Learn more at www.piworldwide.com.
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