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The latest HRDQ catalog is in the mail, featuring the Mars Rover Challenge 3rd Edition. Breathe new life into your training with two action-packed games that will send your audience on space-age adventures in team building and leadership. A comprehensive kit with two standalone modules, the Mars Rover Challenge 3rd Edition transforms your classroom into a top-secret development lab when your audience is challenged to design and develop a new prototype vehicle for NASA.   Also in this issue: The Cross Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) workshop is a powerful experience that helps participants identify their personal areas of low cultural, Read More

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET With training budgets slashed and organizations struggling to do more with less, many employees as well as those responsible for their development are challenged to find ways to address employee development needs. While classroom and online training are popular development methods, they can be costly and complex, and often not readily available to match budgetary and other constraints. Even when training is available, it may not be the only or the best way to address learning needs. In this one-hour webinar, join expert Halelly Azulay as she explore creative non-training ways to, Read More

Ask just about anyone whether if would score very differently than their spouse or significant other on a personality test, and the answer will overwhelmingly be, “Yes!” As the cliché goes, opposites attract. However, when I ask DISC training participants if they are as attracted to their opposites at work as they are in their personal lives the answer is inevitably, “Not a chance!” What accounts for this difference in approach? Why are we attracted to our opposite in our personal relationships but wary of our opposite in professional relationships? Here’s one answer: Opposites attract when you’re in a good mood., Read More

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET Most instructional design models don’t include performance consulting or enough emphasis on measurement to deliver results consistently. Training professionals resist the idea of being put into “order-taking” roles, but many have a hard time moving beyond this approach to find a more comprehensive, results-based approach. It can be challenging to include consulting and measurement on top of your already busy schedule of training development. What training professionals need is one streamlined process that helps weigh their priorities to determine what really must be done in order to achieve real business results. Developed, Read More

It’s often said that two heads are better than one, so imagine what can be accomplished with three or even an entire team? Greater power is unleashed when a team is united to get the job done, especially if there is synergy among its members. Synergy has been defined as the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. It comes from the Greek word synergos, meaning “working together”. With the head-down, task-oriented culture that we experience in most workplaces, it is tempting for team members to make decisions independent of the team. It, Read More

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