professional development

Staying on Track in Challenging Times by Sharon M. Gazda President Edizen In the past six months, I have observed a trend while coaching senior managers. The topic of delegation, and the challenge it presents, is coming up in every session. This is not a surprise given today’s work environment with tighter budgets, fewer resources, and less time. Managers are responding by taking on more work. However, this reaction is counterproductive and may actually lead to manager derailment. What is Manager Derailment? Manager derailment is the result of behaviors that cause managers to overestimate their own capacities, lose sight of how, Read More

“Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.” ~ Patrick Lencioni Deliver the same team-building lessons Patrick Lencioni himself has delivered to hundreds of organizations. Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team addresses the obstacles that prevent even the best teams from succeeding: Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention to Results This combination assessment, workbook, and workshop is the tool that will help your teams to, Read More

Managing your emotions doesn’t always mean keeping them in check. By understanding our emotions – what causes them, how we show them, and what affect they have on ourselves and others – we can make better decisions about how we interact with those around us. HRDQ has recently made available a great online tool for measuring and improving your Emotional Intelligence. The Emotional Intelligence Skills Assessment (EISA) measures your “EQ” on four scales: Perceiving, Managing, Decision Making, and Influencing. Our staff all took the assessment recently, and we’ve all found it to be a great platform for reflection and self-improvement, as, Read More

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