"I just wanted to let you know that [new employee] received
a favorable review from you and seems to be performing exactly as
predicted. I think I finally found a winner! I would not have given
him a chance based on how he presented himself at the interview. Thanks
for helping me not overlook his potential." Steve Dohner, Owner
"Successfully managing a mission critical team of 20 high tech
employees across three geographic areas is too risky to leave to chance
so we have been using The Nielson Group to ensure job fit and coaching.
This multi-site team is responsible for the systems that run HR, pay
and benefits for 50,000 employees across the U.S. and supporting systems
internationally. Working as a team is critical, as is a high performance
level, since there are constant deadlines and no slack time. The behavioral
and values assessments have helped us hire the right person for the
job. In addition, the behavioral style analysis used in conjunction
with a work environment analysis has given us effective coaching tools
and helped us identify and respond to potentially serious staff problems.
With the right people in the job and on-target coaching, we've been
able to continuously meet our objectives in an extremely volatile
business environment. Our low turnover rate in such high stress jobs
is also testimony to the solid job fit these tools have enabled us
to achieve. While it hasn't been easy, having the right people motivated
in the right way was our key success factor. We accomplished what
many in the corporation said was impossible and have established a
reputation as 'the group that gets it done'. In a results-oriented
company, that's what counts." Freddye Silverman, V.P. Cendant
"Carl was, from the outset, warm and approachable, clear and
effective in persuading us of the friendliness of his concepts and
tools; in that sense, disarming - he put us at ease. He listened well,
responding well, and controlled the group process at a comfortable
and appropriate level. He demonstrated throughout a command of and
comfort with his subject, a depth of knowledge beyond the text on
the page. The meeting came with its challenges - participant grogginess,
new [manager] on the team, unknown instructor, and others. Carl turned
it into an insightful, affirming and overall delightful experience."
"The seminar was very helpful. I will continue to be [interested],
as we study the results of the surveys and [hopefully] meet some more
to exchange responses as a staff."
"Very effective seminar. I wish we could have gone longer. The
discussion only raised more questions about things [that I wanted
to know more about]. I would like to have your presence in another
meeting with staff. Thanks [Carl] for an interesting time!" "Evaluation
of workshop: Interesting, polished, food for thought, instructive,
helpful, worthwhile - knowledgeable instructor."
"Nice variation of activities. Definitely worth the investment
of a day. Nice to have a whole team involved and offsite. I enjoyed
seeing [everyone] enjoy themselves and learn."
"It was interesting."
"Excellent. (Underlined for emphasis)"
"Very enlightening in terms of understanding attitude, the DISC
"Extremely informative and insightful of how people interact
and behave around one another. Well done!"
"I enjoyed this workshop. I felt it gave an unbiased look into
yourself, your perception as well as other individuals' perceptions."
"The workshop validated some of the self image I had and enlightened
me to a few I had not identified."
"Very informative. Some [exercises] were hard to follow."
"Surprised at the accuracy of the tool."
"The team feedback on the workshop was that it was very good
and enlightening. Mike M. and Judy commented to me how impressed they
were in the accuracy of the personal assessment the exercise provided
them. I also received comments on the value of having all 3 teams
attend from both locations, the opportunity of getting to know everyone
better from the dinner and workshop, and ways of working together
more effectively. Thanks for including us!" from a Sr. Executive
not able to attend
"I gotta tell ya, going into yesterday's workshop I was very
skeptical. The last workshop we had at the Marriot really didn't do
anything for me and based on that I honestly thought yesterday was
going to be a waste of time. Man was I wrong. The techniques presented
were really cool and my personal report was so accurate it gave me
chills. I enjoyed the day and came away with some real good stuff.
Thanks for the invite!"
"Enjoyable, worthwhile, excellent."
"It was interesting learning about other styles so that I can
be more effective in dealing with them."
"Receiving profiles were very enlightening and it was amazing
to see how on target the analysis was."
"I think the workshop was extremely beneficial to understanding
individual styles which ultimately will assist us with creating more
productive working relationships."
"This workshop was very enlightening. Everyone needs to have
a mirror put up to their face and really get a good look. "
"The workshop was very informative. It was like hitting a brick
wall. An individual has a general idea of the type of person they
are but it doesn't seem to sink in until you have concrete evidence.