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Creativity has been called the “secret sauce” of personal growth and organizational success. And in today’s organizations the demand for more creativity is greater than ever. But what exactly is creativity? And is it possible for people to improve their creative talents? We recently interviewed Dr. Lynne Levesque, a creativity expert and author of Breakthrough Creativity and the Breakthrough Creativity Profile, about developing creativity in the workplace.  Q:           How do you define creativity?   A:            I believe we are all creative. But popular definitions of creativity such as “brainstorming,” “the generation of big ideas,” “creating groundbreaking innovations,” “genius,” and “artist” miss, Read More

In today’s results-driven world, the demand for increased productivity and bottom-line results is greater than ever before. And that means employees are expected to take responsibility for monitoring and quantifying their contribution to the organization, regardless of their background, experience, or skill set. But chances are most employees have a limited knowledge of financial basics, even if they sailed through Accounting 101 at some point in time. The fact is everyone can benefit from a working familiarity and understanding of the most commonly used financial instruments, including: Budget Balance Sheet Income Statement Statement of Cash Flows EBITDA Break-even Analysis Liquidity, Read More

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2pm – 3pm EDT Organizations that integrate creativity into their DNA achieve significant benefits, including better team performance, increased flexibility, greater retention rates, creative problem solving, and strategic decision making. And when it comes to leadership, creativity is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. But just as there are multiple styles of intelligence, there are multiple styles of creativity that produce different yet equally valuable results. Variations in how individuals look at the world, gather information, and respond to challenges all have an impact on creative contributions. That’s why self-discovery is an, Read More

Positive buzz, measurable results, and improved performance top every trainer’s wish list. It’s also the key to getting management buy-in and achieving professional success. But you won’t get there with lecture-style training or e-learning programs where rows of chairs face forward or the only activity taking place is the clicking of a mouse. The question is…how can you take your training to the next level? The answer is…try adding a training game to the mix. Why Choose a Training Game? Say goodbye to doodling, daydreaming, and worrying about what’s for lunch. Simply put, training games add life to the classroom., Read More

There’s always been a lot of buzz about the benefits of collaboration. But before you assume collaboration is the best strategy for executing organizational goals and objectives, consider this: there’s a right way to collaborate and a wrong way to collaborate. And sometimes, collaboration is the wrong strategy altogether. Successful collaboration requires a combination of the appropriate situation, a well-developed skill set, and an open mind. So how can you determine with confidence when—and if—to choose this approach as a means to achieving your goals? Let’s start with the need for collaboration. The Need for Collaboration Do more with less., Read More

Many consider experiential learning to be synonymous with learning by doing. While it does incorporate a high level of activity and interaction, models like the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model guide individuals through a series of building blocks that engage the participant, offer relevant lessons, and provide an adaptable learning environment. Built upon the highly-respected research of several adult-learning theorists—including Kolb, Honey, Mumford, and Jones—this model represents learning as a closed-loop cycle that begins with Focusing and progresses through Integrating. The core of the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model is based upon the underlying premise that adults are motivated to learn when, Read More

Our managerial, supervisory presence has the productive potential to inspire those who follow us and help move the company forward. We want to leave our mark on things. We want to be remembered. This inventory takes the vanity out of such a human endeavor and enables one to ‘pay it forward’ – both by inspiring future leaders as well as demonstrating what best practices just make sense. What makes the Legacy Leadership Competency Inventory (LLCI) different from other programs is that it offers a compelling set of leadership practices that are designed to perpetuate a cycle of leadership development. It, Read More

Good leaders do not fear taking a risk. The reason the good leader doesn’t fear taking risks is that she knows that she has prepared and practiced more vigilantly than anyone else. Such preparation instills the confidence and competence that enables this leader to drive everything forward. People will follow her lead and guidance as she not only effectively communicates her movements with her team, but also cuts a path that people will undoubtedly follow. Courageous Leadership is a comprehensive training package that introduces courage-building, a practice that guides leaders to meet challenges more readily, embrace change more fully, and, Read More

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.”  Henry Kissinger In order to make this happen, it helps if one employs a little higher order thinking to take a personal inventory of his leadership style – and how he motivates his team to exceed all expectations. It’s more than just getting people to jump through the hoops and maintain the status quo. If a leader truly wants to engage her colleagues and light the fires of innovation and progress, she will assess her own skill set such that, Read More

A successful manager dances a delicate dance. On one hand, he has to exert a confident sense of purpose and direction and efficiently communicate strategy and tactics to his team. On the other hand, while his team expects him to genuinely lead the charge, it is also imperative that he intelligently work with his team, welcoming all input and collaborative motions so that he can competently lay the tracks in front of the racing locomotive of progress such that it continues to move make sure that things are moving in the best direction. The Matrix Manager Inventory: Leading in a, Read More

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