Do you recognize this cast of workplace characters?  The “my way or the highway” tough guy (or girl), the gossipy saboteur, and the quiet pushover.  It’s fair to say just about every organization has them. But then there’s the one who always seems to get his or her point across. The assertive one.  The one who is calm, confident, and communicates with a synergistic attitude. I’m sure you agree that your organization… Read More

It is about you. You help the people in your organization to become better communicators, productive team members, and more influential leaders. You assess training needs, establish the curriculum, and facilitate countless hours of programs aimed at improving workplace performance. As a training professional, your responsibility is the development of others. But now it’s time for you to take a front row seat in the classroom. Welcome to HRDQ-U, our new, free… Read More

by Daniel Lerberg We’ve all, at one point or another, thrived under good leaders and suffered under bad leaders.  Those great leaders demurely hold a mirror before us and allow us to see the absolute best we are able to produce and envision. Those inferior leaders simply nonchalantly- or maliciously- stick a foot out and let us trip and fall while they check their watches and wonder who might have been looking…. Read More

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

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