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New Year’s resolutions. We all have ’em, trainers included. If your company is like HRDQ, I bet you’re thinking about what you as a trainer can do differently in 2011 to improve employee, manager, and organizational performance. Here are some great places to start: Employee engagement. Research shows that engaged employees are more satisfied, more productive, and less likely to leave. Gallup reports that engaged organizations have 3.9 times the growth rate of those with lower engagement within the same industry. So the question is: how do you truly engage employees? The answer is quite simple: start with the connection, Read More
If you subscribe to the official ASTD T+D blog, you may have seen the most recent post from their editorial staff entitled, “Improv….As a Training Tool.” The blog post begins: “Years ago, workplaces used to hesitate to use improv as a form of skills training because there was a stigma attached that anything fun and entertaining is not proper in the workplace. Just as games and simulations are becoming accepted and preferred training methods, improv is gaining in popularity.” It was the assertion that “games and simulations are becoming accepted and preferred training methods” that jumped out at me. Are, Read More
Are there speed bumps on your career path? Tony Hayward, the CEO of BP, who recently complained about wanting his life back, recently got his wish. He has had the responsibility for managing the clean-up operation taken away from him, and returned to the UK no doubt looking forward to the relative calm. However, one of Hayward’s first decisions after setting foot on home soil was to go pleasure cruising on his private yacht, making him an easy target for journalists and the paparazzi. No doubt he has been under immense stress since the spill occurred, and no caring person, Read More
Today is a day that all of us here at HRDQ have been anticipating with excitement: the launch of the completely revised, Anniversary Edition of Jungle Escape. If you’ve not heard of Jungle Escape, it’s our best-selling team-building game, and it has been in the top ten since it was first introduced 30 years ago. Product improvement is one of HRDQ’s ongoing strategic objectives. As the head of the publishing team here at HRDQ, it also happens to be one of my personal goals. Jungle Escape is the latest product to benefit from this initiative, and I’m proud of everyone, Read More
What is it that great leaders do that other leaders don’t? Jeannine Sandstrom and Lee Smith believe the true test of a great leader lies not in their day-to-day, week-to-week, or month-to-month achievements, but whether their actions and behaviors move the organization toward a positive future. This is the focus of the Legacy Leadership Learning System, a suite of assessment and development tools created by Sandstrom and Smith that HRDQ will publish later this year. The system includes a robust and statistically proven multi-rater online assessment (incorporating a personalized browser-based action-planning application with milestones and calendar built right into the application), Read More