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GrowthPlay Ranks No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 List

August 21, 2017

Sales effectiveness firm, GrowthPlay, announces it has been ranked No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. GrowthPlay also achieved the No. 1 ranking in the Business Products & Services segment. The list represents a comprehensive look at a vitally important segment …


New comprehensive team reports that easily analyze groups of individuals

August 16, 2017

TTI Success Insights, the world’s go-to source for research-based validated assessments and talent management solutions, is pleased to announce the release of two new team reports. These comprehensive reports make it easier for leaders to analyze behaviors and driving forces for entire groups of individuals.


How Sales Can Have a Positive Influence on Customer Service

February 06, 2017

Businesses have a tendency to view customer service as something that only occurs post-sale, but customers do not see it this way, and view every interaction with your organization as “customer service.”


5 Reasons Why Sales Management Training can Fail

January 17, 2017

Monika Götzmann, EMEA Marketing Director from Miller Heiman Group shares her insight and thoughts on five reasons why sales management training can fail.


The New Year Rules to Managing Performance

January 11, 2017

A New Year is upon us and many employees will be thinking about ways to boost their career – new opportunities, challenges and learning experiences, so now’s an ideal time to ask yourself, “are managers actually managing performance effectively?”


TTI Success Insights Annual Event Explores What Is Yet to Come in Talent Management Solutions Around the Globe

January 5, 2017

The 2017 international conference will gather the best coaches, trainers and consultants to discuss innovations in the talent management industry. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Best is Yet to Come,” celebrating TTI Success Insights’ legacy while articulating the vision of the next generation of company leadership.


Attention Sales Executives and Leaders!

December, 2016

GrowthPlay and The Sales Management Association have partnered to conduct the first annual “Best Companies for Sales” research project. The purpose is to introduce new levels of practical business intelligence applied to recruiting, hiring, coaching, training, and developing of sales forces and to ultimately reveal sales organizations that companies admire enough to learn from and emulate.


AchieveForum Global Leadership Development Survey

December, 2016

We want to hear from you! There’s still time to participate in AchieveForum’s annual Global Leadership Development survey. What are your people development priorities and challenges heading into 2017? Voice your opinion and be the first to receive the results!


Top Sales Experts Form Evaluation Panel for “2017 Best Companies for Sales” Selection

November 15, 2016

Chicago-based GrowthPlay, an integrated sales effecti veness services provider, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Sales Management Association to conduct the first annual “Best Companies for Sales” research project. The purpose of this research is to introduce new levels of practical business intelligence applied to recruiting, hiring, coaching, training, and developing …


Invest in Leadership Management

November 03, 2016

“It is a proven fact that investing in leadership development can boost business growth,” said Samuel Egerton, regional director, Asia at AchieveForum. Yet, despite all the studies done on leadership development, organisations in the APAC region still do not have it as part of their HR practices.


AchieveForum Launches Digital Learning Solutions to Strengthen Mid-Level Leaders

November 03, 2016

AchieveForum, a global leader in linking leadership to strategic business objectives, today released four new digital learning solutions designed to help mid-level leaders strengthen the tie between their people and the overall strategy of their business. Developing leaders at every level is a key to the  …


Miller Heiman Group Names Richard Hilton Managing Director of EMEA

October 24, 2016

Miller Heiman Group, one of the largest sales and service development and performance enhancement companies in the world, named Richard Hilton Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Hilton, originally from Balfron, Scotland, and based in London, will guide …


Why Great Sales People Make Terrible Sales Managers

October 12, 2016

Spend any time with a sales organization and you are bound to hear a similar story – a story about a great rep who failed the transition to sales manager. This story is about Jon. It is set in a venerable, widely known, widely respected organization headquartered in the Northeast and Jon was their latest superstar …


AchieveForum Introduces Four New Digital Learning Solutions

October 04, 2016

AchieveForum, a global leader in linking learning to strategic business objectives, today unveiled four new learning solutions. Geared toward the modern learner, these innovative new programs are strengthened and reinforced by technology and designed to improve collaboration and support new and innovative performance management practices.


Skills that the Next Generation of Business Leaders Need

September, 2016

Employees looking to climb the corporate ladder often have this mistaken notion that performing tasks well is all it takes to get to the next rung. But the reality is that technical competency does not make you the best candidate to get promoted and manage a team.


Introducing Miller Heiman Group

September 6, 2016

MHI Global, Inc., one of the largest sales and service development and performance companies in the world, announced it has changed its name to Miller Heiman Group effective immediately to better take advantage of the brand’s reputation and clout within the workplace performance industry ..


GrowthPlay Expands Commitment to Customer Success with Hiring of Sales Transformation Expert Tim Caito

September 1, 2016

GrowthPlay is pleased to announce the naming of Tim Caito as Managing Director of Customer Success and Strategy. Caito brings more than 30 years’ of experience in sales effectiveness and management consulting to GrowthPlay. Caito has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, including AT&T, FedEx, Microsoft, Walmart and American Airlines …


GrowthPlay and Qstream Ensure High-Growth Tech Sales Teams Have What it Takes to Win in 2016

August 3, 2016

Qstream, makers of mobile enterprise software for igniting high-performance sales teams, and GrowthPlay, a leading sales effectiveness firm, today announced that a growing number of successful, high-growth technology sales teams have deployed the companies’ innovative approach to improving client interactions. Proven in rigorous scientific trials …


Four Areas Sales Leaders Must Stress for a Strong Finish to 2016

July 12, 2016

MHI Global, one of the largest organizations dedicated to workforce performance improvement, announced today that sales and service organizations must focus on four key areas during the second half of 2016 to impact their revenue targets and have a greater effect on the business. Byron Matthews, CEO of MHI Global, revealed the four main focus areas …


CSO Insights Releases New Findings from its Global Sales Best Practices Study

June 29, 2016

World-Class Sales Performers are B2B sales professionals who deliberately establish a process for managing global accounts, implement social media guidelines and use sales analytics to measure and predict sales performance. They outperform their competition by at least 21 percent, according findings from a global research study released today by CSO Insights.


Multiple Assessments Are Key to Organizational Success

May 17, 2016

TTI SI’s booth at ATD this year will focus on showcasing assessment tools that can help attendees dive deeper than DISC, one of the most widely used behavior-based assessments in the market, to help organizations maximize their greatest asset: people. Using a DISC assessment is a common place to start to improve communication, engagement and understanding others. However …


Four Ways to Increase the Impact of Sales Coaching

May, 2016

Everybody needs a coach — from the newly hired sales associate all the way to the top sellers. In many sales organizations, sales coaching is an important tactic among sales effectiveness leaders to help improve performance and achieve business goals. In fact, many managers rate sales coaching as one of the highest-impact activities related to sales effectiveness.


Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and VitalSmarts Co-Founder Joseph Grenny to Keynote MHI Global Elevate Summit

April 20, 2016

MHI Global, one of the largest and most impactful sales and service performance companies in the world, today announced its lineup of nationally recognized keynote speakers for its 2016 Elevate North American Summit. These presentations are designed to inspire salespeople and service providers to raise the bar on their performance in the workplace …


Investing in Long-Term Training can Boost Business Growth

April 18, 2016

How do you train your employees? Effective training and leadership development is key to the performance and success of thousands of corporate companies around the world, impacting both short- and long-term operations. Training Journal shares the training programmes that help to ensure that Coca-Cola is always available in shops, bars and restaurants across the Middle East ….


MHI Global Announces the 2016 Elevate North American Summit

April 06, 2016

MHI Global, a TwentyEighty company and one of the largest and most impactful sales and service performance companies in the world, announced details of its 2016 Elevate North American Summit, which will be held June 20-22 in Chicago. The Summit is an annual event designed to help senior sales executives, service providers and learning and development professionals elevate their game in the marketplace.


Predictive Analytics to Set New Standard for Hiring

March 16, 2016

As more businesses tap into the power of big data to shape business intelligence, TTI Success Insights will demonstrate how hiring managers can leverage the information to hire smarter, more efficiently and more successfully in an upcoming webinar. One trend – the rise of predictive analytics – is making its mark in hiring this year.


John Maxwell New Book Launch: Intentional Living

October 16, 2015

What is a significant life to you? Leadership expert John Maxwell believes the only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. In his latest book, Intentional Living, John will show you how to take that first step, the ones that follow, and inspire you on your journey to achieving a life that truly matters. Get the book and leave your legacy! Contact us »


MHI Global Combines Top Customer Experience Products to Create Achieving Customer Success Series™

September 29, 2015

MHI Global, Inc., a TwentyEighty, Inc. company, and one of the largest dedicated performance improvement companies in the world, launched a new training program, Achieving Customer Success. The highly interactive series draws from the latest research, technology and best practices in customer experience and is designed to deliver greater customer satisfaction and an improved bottom line to sales organizations.


Discover our Classic Leadership Research

To supplement your leadership skills and knowledge, we have decided to share some of the classic research papers by our partner, AchieveGlobal, an MHI Global Company. Paired with beautiful visuals, we hope to help you ELAvate your leadership to greater heights. Discover more #LeadersResearch on our social media: Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.


New Study From MHI Global Reveals Key Leadership Skills That Can Improve Performance and Engagement of Non-Management Employees

August 25, 2015

MHI Global, Inc., a TwentyEighty, Inc. company, and one of the largest dedicated performance improvement companies in the world, has published the results of a 2015 study that isolates key skills and attributes of effective first-line leaders all over the world. “The Universal Leader: A Single World Voice on Superior First Line Leadership” offers a fresh model of successful first-line leadership, outlining 14 skills encompassing four “core capabilities” that boost the engagement and performance of individual contributors.


New Automated Hiring System Minimizes Hassles of Hiring

August 20, 2015

TTI Success Insights (TTI SI), a worldwide leader at helping individuals reveal and harness their unique talents and skills, today re-launches its all-in-one hiring solution, Talent Management Plus™ (TMP), to eliminate the headaches and hassles of hiring. TMP, the only assessment-based applicant screening system powered by job matching, organizes all applications, resumes and job fit ranking, syncing talent to work for businesses.


New Brian Research into Decision-Making Models Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal

October 22, 2014

New brain pathway research that advances our understanding of the processes that go into everyday decision-making has been released, offering up new ways of understanding the human condition. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, a peer-reviewed …


TTI Success Insights to Celebrate ‘New Era’ of Innovation During 26th Annual Conference

September 11, 2014

Recognizing the spirit of collaboration and innovation, #TTISICon 2015 will celebrate “A New Era” — of talent, of assessments and of collaboration. A dynamic speakers series and inspired breakout sessions will support the energy around …


The Rise of Social Brands: Three Mega-Trends Shaping How Consumers Define Marketplace Value

August 07, 2014

Business has changed irrevocably over the last 10 years. Even as companies large and small have adapted to the shifts technology has created, many are still unaware of three major market forces at play. These forces are shaping the …


Millennials May Be Ill-Prepared for Careers

July 16, 2014

As education continues to change, one grassroots organization is launching the Indigo Project, designed to empower young people to make the learning process more personalized and better aligned with future career planning. Today, employers’ concerns are mounting over Millennials’ perceived readiness …


Best Practices for World-Class Sales Performance Released in New Report

June 24, 2014

MHI Research Institute, the worldwide research and advisory firm and a division of MHI Global, released today the results of its eleventh annual study of sales performance from the MHI Global Sales Best Practices Study, in an executive summary of findings. The summary includes key findings …


AchieveGlobal Becomes Part of MHI Global

May 30, 2014

AchieveGlobal continues to grow and evolve with every intention to build on our extraordinary track record of keeping in step with your ever changing needs. And so it is with great pride that we announce AchieveGlobal is now part of MHI Global. MHI Global brings together five powerhouse …


New Cloud-based Platform App Provides Customized Employee Self-Improvement Plans

May 20, 2014

TTI Success Insights® (TTI SI) is excited to announce the launch of HRxPlan™, a new cloud-based application that bridges the gap between assessment-based services and employees’ professional development and training. TTI SI’s distributors are the only providers of HRxPlan to …


Persuade — and Win!

May 17, 2014

Persuasion is amongst the most difficult challenges in today’s business environment. During talks, often our goal is to persuade someone. That doesn’t mean listeners just agreeing with us — we may want them to view a situation differently, change how they’re doing something or …


International Conference Booth Provides Training Development Professionals with State-of-the-Art Tools

March 25, 2014

What if a company’s employee training programs were molded from the precise skills each and every individual needed to develop? This is now possible given the cutting-edge validated assessments to be showcased during the 2014 ASTD Conference.


ELAvate! Leaders Blog

March 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new ELAvate! Leaders Blog, a blog that focuses on growing you as a leader of significance as AchieveGlobal Indonesia’s CEO, Michael Griffin and his leadership associates shares their individual years of experiences and leadership journey.


ELAvate! Sales Blog

February 14, 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new ELAvate! Sales Blog. With a “global perspective” on sales performance based on +30 years of global sales success of AchieveGlobal Vietnam’s CEO, Michael Griffin, across many cultures, this blog helps you grow sales people and sales coaches as world-class leaders.


Learning Gets a Higher Degree of Attention at Workplaces

January, 2014

Employee Development appears to be on the rebound as we enter 2014. Investments in employee training are inching up following several years of stagnation. Experts say the trend should continue in 2014 as companies try to regain their footing in a turbulent global economy.


Hersey named president by Bonnstetter, continue to lead TTI Success Insights North America team

November 07, 2013

John Hersey, who was appointed as interim president of TTI Success Insights (TTISI) North America in August 2013, has been named president of the company by Chairman Bill J. Bonnstetter. “John’s leadership during the last several months has been steady and insightful, and I am pleased to name him to this position permanently,” said Bonnstetter.


24th International Conference Finds New Home, Welcomes Author, Coach Mitchell

October 16, 2013

TTI Success Insights® (TTISI) will host its annual conference on January 19-23 at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino with Whit Mitchell as the keynote speaker. The theme “Unite the Extraordinary” is a tribute to the energy produced when TTISI’s global members gather to communicate, collaborate and inspire one another. Learn more about the conference.


AchieveGlobal Awarded Silver Honor in Chief Learning Officer’s Learning in Practice Awards

October 5, 2013

AchieveGlobal has won a Silver Learning In Practice award, sponsored by Chief Learning Officer.  The Learning In Practice Awards recognize industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. Our winning entry is for “Excellence in Content” and focused on our world-class customer experience content.


Adam Wong Appointed Vice President TTI Success Insights North America

October 2, 2013

Interim President John Hersey has named Adam Wong vice president of TTI Success Insights North America (TTISI). “Adam is a rare find for any company, a truly superior performer who brings a huge wealth of knowledge, business acumen and poise to our leadership,” Hersey said. “We are so pleased to have him as part of our leadership team, continuing to serve our network and help TTISI maintain its position as the most reliable and accurate assessment provider on the market.”


Bonnstetter appoints Hersey as the Interim President of TTI Success Insights

August 23, 2013

Bill Bonnstetter, chairman of TTI Success Insights and Target Training International, Ltd. is pleased to announce John Hersey has been named interim president of TTI Success Insights North America. Hersey’s tenure has already begun. He replaces former president Ashley Bowers, who resigned earlier this month.

Hersey has been a member of the TTI Success Insights network as a Value Added Associate (VAA) for 14 years, since 1999. In addition, Hersey is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, author and executive coach.


AchieveGlobal Named 2013 Sales Training Company by Selling Power

August 22, 2013

A leading provider of sales training programs with over 40 years of experience, AchieveGlobal has been honored again this year as one of the Top 20 Sales Training Companies in 2013 by Selling Power magazine, the most trusted industry magazine for professional selling skills, motivation and sales management.

Five main criteria were used during their 2013 rigorous evaluation and selection process:
1.    Depth and breadth of trainings offered
2.    Innovative offerings or delivery methods
3.    International capabilities
4.    Ability to customize offerings
5.    Strength of client satisfaction

We’ll like to thank all of our clients for their recognition of AchieveGlobal and look forward to working even closer with you to help you achieve your performance improvement needs for the rest of 2013.


Intercultural Awareness in Corporate Vietnam Seminar

In today’s global economy it is clear that cross-cultural understanding can play a key role in organizational development, mergers, innovation and sustainability. Business leaders in, for example, China, Singapore, Indonesia, United States of America and Australia regularly benefit from the insights from the Intercultural Awareness Profile which was contributed by 100,000 managers in over 100 countries.

Using this Profile, AchieveGlobal Vietnam, along with Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting, has run an analysis of current Vietnamese business managers so that companies working in Vietnam, and the rest of the world, can benefit from an in depth understanding of Vietnamese business cultural diversity. In this seminar we will present the results of this new research and share some unique insights about working in Vietnam, which members can take back to their employees.


TTI Success Insights Offers Business Opportunities For Talent Management Specialists

TTI Success Insights, the world’s leading source for research based, validated assessment and coaching tools, has extended its prospective distributor webinars, a public webinar series for independent talent management consultants, coaches, speakers, trainers and recruiters who work with organizations to meet their human resources needs.

By leveraging the power of TTI’s suite of employment assessments like TriMetrix® and Talent Insights™, and organizational diagnostic tools like Growth Curve and OD Surveys Plus™, distributors of TTI Success Insights are best equipped to increase productivity, reduce burnout, improve retention and help their clients identify and advance high potential employees.


AchieveGlobal named to TrainingIndustry.coms Top Leadership Companies

AchieveGlobal has been selected to the 2013 Top Leadership Training Companies List

View the full lists here.

The selected Leadership Training Companies demonstrated excellence in many areas, including:

* Thought leadership and influence within the leadership training industry
* Industry recognition and innovation
* Breadth of programs and range of audiences served
* Delivery methods offered
* Company size and growth potential
* Strength of clients
* Geographic reach
* Experience serving the market

Congratulations to AchieveGlobal on these awards!


Pioneering Research into the Whys of Life

At TTI’s Center for Applied Cognitive Research we have a state-of-the-art research lab where volunteers participate in EEG brain scans and respond to stimuli created by the qualified, trained research assistants. Brain scan images provide real-time feedback, which is then analyzed and catalogued. Studies are under the direction of Ron Bonnstetter, Ph.D., senior vice president of research and development with TTI and research assistant, Dustin Hebets.

How We Do Our Research

Our research takes place in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through statistically sound non-discriminatory data pool analysis of millions of individuals
  • In the field, with partners, who have access to a variety of populations such as students, teachers, administrators, athletes and professionals.
  • In the Applied Cognitive Research lab

Providing integral support of TTI’s research in the form of equipment and software is BrainMaster Technologies, Inc. Based on all the requests received from fellow researchers about our work, we have become distributors of BrainMaster EEG technology. Our goal in doing so is to enable other researchers to produce similar work and findings. For more information, for purchasing equipment, please call us.

Be Involved

TTI is currently seeking participants for its communication research. The research uses the EEG to study the brain activity as an individual’s behaviors, skills, attitudes and motivations are assessed. Professional people who are currently working or looking to redefine themselves in their professional careers would benefit from participating, as would corporate leaders or managers.

Participants who complete one of our online behavioral assessments and are approved for one of our studies will be invited to TTI’s Applied Cognitive Research Lab in Scottsdale, Arizona for an EEG assessment. Upon completing their EEG participants will be given a brief review of the data collected and provided a free copy of their online behavioral assessment.

People who live in or are able to travel to the Scottsdale area who are interested in becoming a participant for one of TTI’s studies are asked to fill out for form below. Once your information has been processed you will be emailed a link to one of TTI’s online behavioral assessments to approve you for a study.


AchieveGlobal named to TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Leadership Companies AND Top 20 Sales Companies Lists

AchieveGlobal has the DOUBLE HONOR of being named to not one, but TWO of TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Lists:

  • 2012 Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List
  • 2012 Top 20 Sales Training Companies List

View the full lists here.

The selected 2012 Sales & Leadership Training Companies demonstrated excellence in many areas, including:

  • Innovation in the sales & leadership training markets
  • Completeness of service offering
  • Industry recognition and impact on the industry
  • Strength of clients served
  • Geographic reach and participants trained
  • Company size and growth potential

Congratulations to AchieveGlobal on these awards.