Training and Development

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2pm – 3pm EDT Your organization’s ability to manage accountability is key to its success. Among top-performing organizations, 77 percent of leaders reported employees of all levels are held accountable for results, according to an OnPoint Consulting survey. Only 44 percent of leaders said this was true at less successful organizations.  Learn how to recognize and measure accountability, manage accountability more effectively and evaluate how well your team or organization is performing in this area. Join us for Managing Accountability: Expecting and Getting Top Performance. This free webinar will delve into how many leaders will claim, 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 2pm – 3pm EDT The baby boomer generation is retiring at an alarming rate, and by 2030 the millennials will make up approximately 75% of the workplace. And millennials have a radically different view on what they expect from their employment experience. Training specialist Emily Williams is a millennial on a mission. In this one-hour webinar, Leading the Millennial – The Insider’s Guide, she will give you a deeper understanding of what drives the newest employees on the block, tips for effective performance management of a millennial direct report, insights for intergenerational communication. Participants Will Learn:, Read More

October 7, 2015 12 PM – 1 PM EDT The key to making extraordinary things happen in organizations is great leadership. It contributes more to positive outcomes than any other single factor. Great products, great strategy, great people are absolutely critical, but with poor leadership they produce only a third to a half of their potential. It takes great leadership to create great workplaces that create great results. If you want better results in your marketplace, you have to ensure that you are fostering great leadership within your organization. Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces is a free webinar in which, 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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2pm – 3pm EDT Executive presence may be hard to define, but we know it when we see it. This individual walks into a room and make instant connections. Conversation opens up to involve them. When they speak, they create total engagement. When the waters get rough, they remain grounded and open to the world around them. When they lead, people follow. Not everyone gets the opportunity to capture the attention of decision makers at the highest level. Join Suzanne McCall, Senior Consultant of the Pinnacle Group, for this one-hour webinar entitled, Talking with the Top: Tips, 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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