HRDQ Style Series

The HRDQ Style Model is an accurate and accessible model of Personality Style, based on an individual’s levels of assertiveness and expressiveness.  It defines four styles (Direct, Spirited, Systematic, and Considerate), that describe sets of natural behavioral tendencies. These styles reflect all aspects of our behavior and they represent both effective and ineffective choices.  Once we’ve developed an appropriate awareness of our own behaviors, we can resolve to choose more effective actions.  We can start by finding out which personality style we exhibit. The HRDQ Style Series offers eight personality assessments that target different aspects of work-life.  By examining some, Read More

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Or do you? Personality. It’s the part of your curriculum vitae that can’t be seen on paper and the driving force behind how you communicate, act as a leader, and get along with others. It’s the reason for success—and quite possibly the reason for failure. Characteristics of personality are witnessed every day, with every interaction. There’s the soft-spoken colleague who’s known to be a good listener. The no-nonsense client who refuses to hear a sales pitch. The poker-faced manager who’s difficult to interpret. And the bubbly work associate who, Read More

In 450BC, Confucius said, “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Let me do and I understand.” Thousands of years later, this Chinese proverb still rings true. If you want people to truly learn and internalize a new skill, you can’t just tell them how—even in a world filled with high-tech gadgets and information at the fingertips. They must do it. So when our clients started asking us for learning tools to supplement the HRDQ Style Series assessments, we knew what step to take next. Voila! The Personality Style Toolkit: 20 Activities for Understanding, Developing, and Flexing, Read More

What your workspace tells about your co-workers and your communication styles. Throwing away old papers? Dusting off that top shelf? During your office spring cleaning, take a closer look around your workspace. Does your desk have an endless supply of papers strewn across it; or is it so clear of clutter that you can see every inch of the desk with charts and graphs on your wall? Are papers arranged in neat organized piles?  Or mixed with personal photos and some clutter? Your work space can provide insight into your personality style. Personal style is developed over time and revealed, Read More

Personality Style affects all aspects of our work life – especially time management.  Just as with social situations involving different groups of people, we approach time management differently depending on what we’re doing. When thinking about time management, it’s important to consider not just the nature of the task, but the other people involved.  Team members, managers, and other stakeholders may have very different methods of time management than we do.  And while we cannot control the behaviors of others, and most often can’t choose who we work with, we can make our time-management style align more closely for a, Read More

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