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Halloween is tomorrow, you guys.   I know.  You’re all going to be Miley Cyrus.  But wouldn’t it be nice if your costume matched your Personality Style?  I think it would.  So let’s figure out which classic movie monster you should be for Halloween! Personality Style is a sum of natural tendencies that can be observed by the people around you.  It’s a disposition to information processing and communication styles that is measured by expressiveness and assertiveness.  By expressiveness, I mean the extent to which you share your emotions, and by assertiveness, I mean the extent to which you try to influence, Read More

October 23rd marks the 55th anniversary of the Smurfs.  Today is a day to pause and take note of the exemplary teamwork embodied by these little guys. From Wikipedia: The Smurfs’ community generally takes the form of a cooperative, sharing, and kind environment based on the principle that each Smurf has something he or she is good at, and thus contributes it to Smurf society as he or she can. In return, each Smurf appears to be given their necessities of life, from housing and clothes to food without using any money in exchange. Now the Smurfs, of course, live, Read More

Conflict, properly managed, can yield many benefits – but it’s something people generally don’t like.  Conflict doesn’t always feel good; it can bring guilt, shame, anger, and hurt feelings to those involved.  But it’s like at the doctor’s office – how they get you to be less wary of something by breaking it down and explaining how it works before applying it to you. Conflict is more approachable when you understand exactly what it is and how it relates to you.  You don’t need to avoid it if you can make informed choices about it.  Very basically, conflict is when, Read More

Open Door Leadership A Radically Simple Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11 am – 12 pm ET Presented by Bill Treasurer Leadership. It’s one of the most overanalyzed, meticulously dissected, and utterly confused topics in business. With unrealistic and overly complicated expectations being placed on today’s leaders, it’s no wonder why some people choose to opt out of the chance to lead altogether. So that’s why it’s time – time to lighten the leadership load and get back to what’s most essential about leading others. Simply put, true leaders open the doors of opportunity for, Read More

On this day in 1950, the first Peanuts comic strip was published.  The series met with great success and transcended social movements and media. One of the things that makes Peanuts work so well is the difference in each characters’ Personality Style – it opens the door for conflict, reflection, and growth by learning from others.  We like to watch the characters disagree about fundamentals and fall in love with each other’s peculiar traits.  There are no “good guys” or “bad guys” – there are likeable and frustrating aspects of each personality, just as in life. And, as in life, love, Read More

Even the most technically skilled, personable, committed, and hard-working employee can see his own downfall in poor time management.  When tasks are not prioritized correctly, problems can arise – not just for the individual, but the whole team.  While prioritization may seem like a very specific and personal process, there are proven methods – applicable to anyone – that address generalities of managing one’s work. Managing oneself well can have immeasurable benefits on an organizational and personal level: increased productivity, engagement, and efficiency for the organization; increased confidence and job satisfaction, and decreased stress levels for the individual. Everyone will, Read More

A post from author and leadership expert Bill Treasurer. Leadership is the most over analyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. Just think of the expectations that we have of leaders, and the definitions that we want them to live up to. We expect leaders to be bold and calculated, flexible and principled, tactical and strategic, competitive and cooperative, etc. We want leaders to be everything. Of course it is possible to be all of those diametrically opposite things…if you’re God! By holding unrealistic and unattainable expectations of our leaders, we’ve made the concept of leadership unattractive, causing, Read More

Communication is about more than transferring information from one person to another.  It’s how we learn, how we build relationships, where we place value, how we are productive, what we hold on to – it’s a part of everything in our work lives. It includes how we build messages (what we choose to say and how we choose to say it), how we receive messages (how we listen and what we perceive in others), and how we are perceived by others (knowing how to shape that perception and effectively work with others). There is immeasurable value in developing communication styles. , Read More

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

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