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Some folks avoid the jungle for fear of a poisonous snake slithering across their path. Some folks skip the surf sessions in order to not get eaten by a man-eating shark. And still others would willingly parachute into the heart of the Amazon or go diving with Jaws rather than have to stand before a group of their peers and superiors and deliver a speech or presentation. Public speaking scares the heck out of folks for a lot of different reasons. Often there’s nothing to hide behind. You feel as though your audience is physically and intellectually assessing, evaluating, and, Read More

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET The glass ceiling is shattered. Or is it? While women are attending college and graduate school in greater numbers than men, women still earn approximately $.77 to every dollar that men make for equal work. Out of the Fortune 500, only 24 companies have women as CEOs (and 23 Fortune 500 companies have no female board directors). Yet thanks to studies by organizations such as Dow Jones and McKinsey & Company, it’s now common knowledge that companies with multiple women serving in senior leadership positions outperform those with minimal female leadership. So, Read More

Street smart. Book smart. Common sense. Knowing your Ps and Qs. There are many ways to define one’s intelligence. However, one thing that pays high dividends from the entry-level mail sorter to the chairman of the board is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence has become a lens we often use to assess and act upon problems, people, past decisions, and future opportunities. Therefore, developing such intelligence is for everyone. Emotional intelligence is our capacity to identify, use, comprehend, and manage our emotions in such a way that we can positively function in stressful situations. You are with us or against us., Read More

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET For years, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been an impending threat. Now, it’s no longer just impending — it’s happening. Each month, a quarter-million Americans turn 65. That’s a trend with overwhelming workplace consequences. Companies, big and small, will soon be faced with single-handedly being in charge of developing skills for the next generation of leaders. Join subject matter expert Daniel Tobin’s upcoming live webinar, Feeding Your Leadership Pipeline: How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders. In this one-hour webinar, he will share a plan for leadership development molded for small to large companies., Read More

The latest HRDQ catalog is in the mail, featuring the Team Adventure Series. This product is a fun and memorable way to demonstrate the concept of team synergy — the phenomenon that occurs when a team achieves greater results than the sum of its parts. Each simulation provides a safe, open environment in which participants can learn and practice key skills that lead to synergy, including problem solving, communicating effectively, managing and resolving conflict, and consensus decision making. Try the Team Adventure Series now. Also in this issue: Effective communication is the very lifeblood of any organization. If communication is, Read More

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