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HRDQ Facilitator Sets are the core of every training program.  They bring self-assessments to life, provide the opportunity for experiential learning, and function as renewable resources for any trainer (certified or not) in your organization. When you purchase a Facilitator Set, you’re getting: A model for effective soft-skills behaviors – something to measure against, and to aim at, going forward. All the research and history behind that model – how we know it works, and why it’s worth your time. The structure and content for a complete and engaging workshop (including a PowerPoint presentation) that gives participants a memorable experience, Read More

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2 – 3 pm ET Presented by Laurie Ribble Libove Building a high-trust culture could be considered the Holy Grail of OD professionals. It’s a daunting task – perhaps a “mission impossible” – but once achieved, it can be the ultimate efficiency and productivity tool, providing a strategic advantage that competitors find difficult to duplicate. But high trust comes with costs, too, and many argue you simply can’t train for it. In this webinar, author and organizational development specialist Laurie Ribble Libove will challenge those naysayers by presenting a comprehensive model for identifying, achieving, and maintaining, Read More

In order to stay competitive in its marketplace, an organization must change over time.  Growth is change.  Adaptation is change.  Improvement is change.  Change is good. Change is also disruptive – it requires action and effort and commitment – which, in turn, require perceived value.  People need a reason to take action.  “Because I said so,” is an option – undeniably – but it won’t provide the best result. Leading change is communicating, demonstrating, and helping others to find the value of change.  And everyone can do it. When new organizational goals are established, individuals need to realign themselves to, Read More

I can picture it as though it was yesterday. The early ‘80s – the age when cell phones were the size of a small briefcase and Cheers was the hit show. The training and consulting business my parents Rollin and Christine Glaser had launched in 1977 was operating in full swing from their home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Organization Design & Development (OD&D at the time) was the name of their venture, and they specialized in facilitating on-site soft-skills management development programs. Our home was buzzing with business. The bathtub in the spare bedroom served as our warehouse. My sister, Read More

A Guest Post from Laurie Ribble Libove Laurie Ribble Libove, MS is a specialist in strategic human resource management and organizational development.  She is the author and co-author of several HRDQ training tools, including Leading Change at Every Level, Trust: The Ultimate Test, and The Comprehensive Leader. With the improving job market, this fall finds many people in new positions, eager to establish themselves as trustworthy employees. Whether you’re a new college grad settling into your first “real” job or a seasoned professional who has recently landed a fresh opportunity, one of your first concerns as a new hire is to secure the trust, Read More

Maya Angelou We’ll be celebrating Labor Day this weekend – a time that reminds us how important we all are to one another.  Unless you’re out in the wild, growing your own food, building your own shelter, and keeping your mind occupied and spirit fulfilled with the endless wonders of the universe (but, come on – who’s really doing that?), you depend on other people to live the life you’re living. No matter how far from the front line you are, the people that work for and with you have an effect on you.  And you have an effect on, Read More

Or anyway, the internet says so.  Failure gets a bad rap, but there’s more there than what we’re expecting, I think.  Let’s unpack failure. “Embrace Failare” –Mr. Let’s Paint Failure’s about not meeting expectations.  When expectations are always met, nothing moves forward.  We become non-critical, we miss opportunities, and we offer less to others. “It’s all about the creative possibility within each of us that we don’t partake in. We don’t jump into the murky water, the creativity water.”  Risks go untaken, things that ain’t broke don’t get fixed, “good enough” becomes good enough. Each time expectations are not met, we, Read More

A great deal of time and care is put into developing the most valuable and effective content for soft-skills training. There are, however, environmental factors that need to be addressed when facilitating adult learning. The physical setting for children’s learning is pretty specific.  Seats in a discreet array, facing a blackboard with a teacher in front of it, quiet and still, constantly watched.  Transmission of information is controlled solely by the teacher, and the children assume a passive role – facing negative consequences should they not. When an adult enters an environment that is modeled after childhood learning, they tend, Read More

When seeking sustainable performance improvement, it’s important to look at things holistically.  Personality is not separate from performance, just as relationships are not separate from teamwork. Knowing that, it’s often easiest to make large-scale changes by unpacking complicated, synthetic concepts like performance, and making sure that each component is cared for.  Personality is a good place to start.  Performance, when broken down, is a series of decisions – behavioral choices – that we use to accomplish our goals.  It’s important to know where these decisions come from and how they affect one another.  Our preference for certain types of decisions, Read More

It’s May Day!  A day to celebrate rebirth and embrace new beginnings.  With a parting nod to the difficulties of winter, we can begin sowing the seeds of our next harvest.  And, since we’re not in the farming business (not full time, anyway), we’re thinking about renaissance training.  A new kind of training that moves with you – through any topic, and into the future. The Reproducible Training Library is more than a comprehensive bank of renewable resources.  It’s something that can grow and develop with you and your organization. Making a place for the RTL in your organization is, Read More

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