Leadership

Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief

by Noreena Hertz  |   9:00 AM September 11, 2013 for the HBR Blog Network We are drawn to those who echo what it is we already believe. We get a dopamine rush when we are presented with confirming data similar to what we get when we eat chocolate or fall in love. On Facebook we defriend those with different…

What Do Employees REALLY Think of Corporate Training?

Are your employees telling you what they really think of your corporate training initiatives? Probably not. Because you’re not asking the right questions, and they aren’t comfortable telling you the “hard truth.” How do you determine the success of a corporate training initiative? Most organizations survey participants shortly after a course is completed. And training…

The Ultimate Secret to Fast Learning

Want to pick up a new skill? Don’t we all. And we also want it to happen fast, so fast. And preferably without any effort as well. Well, I do have one secret that at least will “make it feel” like there’s no effort. And I can guarantee that it will speed up your progress.…

The ‘C’ Compliant Profile

By Dan Rust for Frontline Learning At the extreme, this type of individual tends to perceive the environment as an “unsafe” place over which he or she has little or no control.This drives a tendency towards caution and compliance, and dependency upon structure, order, data, and “following the rules” to provide some degree of certainty…

The ‘S’ Supportive Profile

By Dan Rust for Frontline Learning At the extreme, this type of individual tends to perceive the environment as a safe and supportive place over which he or she has little or no control.This drives a tendency towards being a good listener, reliable and dependable, a loyal team player. But not someone who will take…

The ‘I’ Interactive Profile

By Dan Rust for Frontline Learning At the extreme, this type of individual tends to perceive the environment as a safe and supportive place over which he or she has a high degree of control.This drives a tendency towards enthusiastic expression of thoughts and ideas and well as encouragement of others. But there is also…

The ‘D’ Drive/Dominance Profile

By Dan Rust for Frontline Learning At the extreme, this type of individual tends to perceive the environment as an “unsafe” place over which he or she has a high degree of control.This drives a tendency towards bold action and decision-making, but also the potential for being overstepping boundaries, taking on too many tasks and…

Understanding Behavioral Styles

By Dan Rust for Frontline Learning Four-factor “DISC” behavioral models are ubiquitous in the world of corporate training and development today. A simple Google search produces over a hundred different DISC-style behavioral profiles, assessments and surveys, all based upon the same fundamental research. The best way to make sense of all these options is to…

Manage Your Fears

Fear and uncertainty are an unpleasant reality when dealing with difficult economic times. How you manage uncertainty is the measure of effective leadership. Fear is endemic in an organization facing hard times. But managers should not show fears they feel to their team. It sends the wrong signal and can cause employees to lose faith.…