David S. Cohen at Best Practice Institute
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My passion is about aligning company people practices with the company culture and the company’s strategic business plan. I continue to link the people side of business with the strategic business plan making the people initiatives business activities that produce results through increased: customer service, safety, quality, productivity and profitability. I have been told that my ideas are often counter to many of the 'popular" viewpoints; earning me the reputation of being a ‘contrarian’ consultant. In addition, I am called upon to coach individuals at the leadership levels of organizations.

Much of my work focuses on working with executive teams, facilitating conversations that bring clarity to the values through the articulation of behaviours. I continue to work on the implementation of integrating people management processes in the areas of behavioural competencies, behavioural interviewing, performance management, high potential identification and employee & leadership development plus succession planning.


On-Demand Learning Sessions

Aligning People with Values to Increase Productivity and Profitability

Learning Session | Published: May 07, 2013

This session will provide insight on how to develop a true competitive advantage for organizations through the integration of values, vision, strategic planning, and strategic talent management. This session will look at how to define: *What are values and what is a vision *Line of sight that...
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What You Must Know to Retain Your Best People and Build a Culture Of Commitment, Engagement, and Outstanding Contribution

Learning Session | Published: May 08, 2013

Here’s your biggest worry: a bad economy is no guarantee your best people will stay. In fact, your stars are at a higher risk of going somewhere else. Top talent is being sought after now more than ever. Join David Cohen, business author and talent management thought leader, in this interactive we...
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Letting Go Of The Past When Selecting / Promoting Employees

Learning Session | Published: May 06, 2013

Does past performance predict future performance? Not really. When using behavioral interviewing, many complain they don’t end up hiring for fit, why? Yet, they are following the process and asking what seems to them to be behavioral questions. We know that behavioral interviewing should work. We ...
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Transformational Performance

Learning Session | Published: June 29, 2016

Performance Management is a hot-topic, yet everyone hates it. We all want to create the new formula. Everyone wants the secret ingredient to improve performance and productivity. And ironically, the system we have now has created more angst and concern than it has productivity. People are re-evaluat...
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