HRDQ will be hosting a webinar, presented by Jim Eicher, on Wednesday, January 18, 2011, from 2pm – 3pm EST. Overview Multi-functional teams, virtual work environments, and dotted-line reporting relationships. Modern organizations are shaped more like complex spider webs than the triangular flowcharts we learned about in Management 101. And this new structure is stretching the competencies and capabilities of even the best managers. To achieve success in today’s world, managers need a new skill set—one that enables them to shift their focus from a traditional “command and control” approach to a more fluid and flexible “influence and collaboration” strategy. Join, Read More

Performance management discussions can be filled with emotion and tension, even in the best situations. It’s no wonder that most leaders only hold them once a year. Make all of your performance management efforts pay off tenfold by taking some basic steps toward changing the way you address the performance management process overall. First, commit to giving feedback all year long. Don’t wait for the annual review. If you take the time to guide employees throughout the year, the frenetic energy that typically goes along with a performance review will dissipate naturally. Moreover, you’ll find that you become more adept, Read More

It’s the good swimmers who are most likely to jump ship, and this holds true in the workplace. With the New Year upon us, everyone is thinking about their goals for 2012. How are you going to develop your talent this year, and keep the best swimmers from doing the backstroke into the sunset? Here are four solutions and resources to help you succeed with each one: Make your workplace great. Some basic, but often overlooked qualities have the potential to make good, or even lousy, workplaces into great ones. For example, how do you typically set the stage for, Read More

The HRDQ Digital Catalog makes it easier for you to find the training resources you need. Click here to start flipping through the digital edition. You’ll be able to click on the products you’re interested in, and go directly to the website. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find inside: Watch personality style take shape On the cover of this month’s issue is the new Personality Style Toolkit: 20 Activities for Understanding, Developing, and Flexing Style. An excellent follow-up to HRDQ Style Series assessments such as What’s My Communication Style and What’s My Style, the toolkit gives people firsthand experience, Read More

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