Too often, this is a common scenario. You get a job. You do what is expected of you. You collect a paycheck. You are forgettable. Your work, really, is inconsequential in the greater scheme of things. You are a cog that could easily be replaced by a strategically-written line of computer code. However, were you to join forces with a more comprehensive team of dedicated employees-and in doing so, make your presence… Read More

In military speak, “noncoms” are those non-commissioned leaders who rise through the ranks. They pay their dues while slogging through the mire and the muck, taking orders from those who they may or may not believe deserve their attention and respect. However, their personal sets of skills and abilities enable noncoms to achieve more than the average “grunt.” They become leaders–deservedly so. They will go on to be the “supervisors” in the… Read More

We are social creatures. We often enjoy listening to each other’s musings and rants almost as much as we enjoy listening to ourselves deliver similar pontifications. How often have you, as you absently nodded and grunted acquiescence, been simply thinking of what you needed to say next? Well, in a business setting, such (dare I say egocentric?) communication practices will not lead to the furthering of any ventures or tasks. Rather, they… Read More

By Martin Delahoussaye, Vice President, Publishing, HRDQ Ask anyone in your organization and I bet they can easily identify a coworker they feel they work well with and another with whom they find, let’s say, ‘challenging’. Some people seem to click and others seem to clash. The reasoning behind this has a lot to do with personality style. Some style combinations are more complementary than others. If you want the people in… Read More

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.”  —Confucius Powerhouse organizations have one thing in common. They know how and when to challenge conventional wisdom so that they always stay one step ahead. Even more, they know that complacency is a recipe for disaster. That’s because they are equipped to anticipate change, sense industry swings, and meet client demands, maybe even before the client recognizes… Read More

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams Great leaders aren’t just born that way—they must learn how to lead and influence others through experience, mentoring, and training. Leadership 101 is a half-day instructor-led training program, as well as a 30-minute self-study e-learning program. Participants will learn techniques to increase and develop emotional intelligence. They’ll be guided through proven methods to… Read More

As technology advances, organizations are moving away from the traditional workplace setting to embrace the possibility—and the benefits—of “going virtual.” However, leading a geographically dispersed team is radically different from traditional face-to-face leadership, and it comes with a unique set of challenges, such as how to collaborate, manage accountability, inspire motivation, and build trust. Thankfully, help is here. President of OnPoint Consulting and virtual team expert, Rick Lepsinger will present Leading from… Read More

Career Anchors Tapping into the Power of Talents, Motives, and Values Presented by Edgar Schein Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2-3pm ET Are your employees or clients feeling stuck in their choice of careers or unhappy with their current job, unsure of how to make a change? Perhaps “career anchors” have something to do with it. Developed by Dr. Edgar Schein at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a career anchor is a combination of… Read More

Managers as Mentors Building Relationships for Learning Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2-3pm ET Much has changed about mentoring in the modern organization. Nowadays leaders at every level—from the bottom to the top—have the responsibility to perform as learning catalysts and trusted advisors. But how can managers effectively carry out insight goals from in-charge roles? According to bestselling author and relationship expert Dr. Chip Bell, the key to success is to build a… Read More

Play Your Cards Right! How to Use Card Games to Increase Learning Outcomes Presented by Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan & Tracy Tagliati Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2-3pm ET Have you ever tried your hand at playing cards in the training classroom? Card games motivate people to take an active role in the learning process, provide a wide variety of experiences in a highly engaging context, and promote quick mastery of new skills…. Read More

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