I’m excited to introduce the fully updated Conflict Strategies Inventory, Third Edition. The first edition launched in 1994. Since then, thousands of learners have used it to improve their ability to successfully manage conflict and it remains a trainer favorite almost 20 years later. The third edition is packed with exciting features, including a fully revised, full-color facilitator guide with a half-day workshop, paper and online learning style assessment options, a comprehensive participant workbook, additional facilitator support materials, handy participant takeaways, and more. The fallout from unmanaged conflict takes a huge toll on organizations. Studies show that managers spend as, Read More
It is about you. You help the people in your organization to become better communicators, productive team members, and more influential leaders. You assess training needs, establish the curriculum, and facilitate countless hours of programs aimed at improving workplace performance. As a training professional, your responsibility is the development of others. But now it’s time for you to take a front row seat in the classroom. Welcome to HRDQ-U, our new, free learning community created for people just like you—trainers, organization development professionals, management consultants—and anyone who shares a passion for improving the value of human capital through experiential learning, Read More
“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.” —Confucius Powerhouse organizations have one thing in common. They know how and when to challenge conventional wisdom so that they always stay one step ahead. Even more, they know that complacency is a recipe for disaster. That’s because they are equipped to anticipate change, sense industry swings, and meet client demands, maybe even before the client recognizes a need. This skill isn’t limited to the Fortune 100. Big, small, or somewhere in between, your organization can gain a competitive advantage with the right mindset. Each, Read More
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Great leaders aren’t just born that way—they must learn how to lead and influence others through experience, mentoring, and training. Leadership 101 is a half-day instructor-led training program, as well as a 30-minute self-study e-learning program. Participants will learn techniques to increase and develop emotional intelligence. They’ll be guided through proven methods to apply emotional intelligence in the workplace to enhance employee relationships and increase productivity. By addressing everything from trust to perception to attitude, Leadership 101 is a training program, Read More
Join HRDQ at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition! Come visit us at booth 1927 and give our prize wheel a spin! Everyone who spins will go home with a great prize and be entered for the grand prize drawing for a Bluetooth Bose radio (a $200 value). While you’re there pick up a copy of our latest catalog to see all of our soft-skills training including: Experiential learning activities Assessments Hands-on games e-Learning Customizable courseware and more! We look forward to seeing you in DC at booth 1927!
Soft-skills training is, in large part, about fostering good citizenship – in our teams, our organizations, and our communities. At HRDQ, we believe that good citizenship extends beyond the workplace and even beyond the community. We must also be good global citizens. In 2014, we will continue our efforts (and take new steps) to minimize our impact on the environment. Along with a critical eye focused on our daily habits, our business strategy is focused on the future – e-Learning and digital products. Over the past year, we published 5 new online assessments and 13 new digitally-formatted training programs. Delivering top-quality content,, Read More
Change is not an easy thing for most organizations to deal with – especially when paired with conflict. Maintaining high performance in a changing environment is a challenge, but it’s one that can be overcome by starting with the individual. Resilience in individuals extends to teams’ ability to handle conflict. When an individual sees the value in issues or problems identified, conflict and change can be seen as opportunities, not obstacles. But, not everyone is naturally disposed in this way. Some need leadership to guide them through times of fluctuation. A good leader provides transparency throughout processes – he encourages, Read More