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Why Critical Thinking Skills are Important

Posted by HRDQ on 12/13/2018 to Critical Thinking Skills
Build Your Critical Thinking Skills With Six Characteristics Employers want to hire employees with critical thinking skills — it's a highly-desired trait. Critical thinking helps a person evaluate information, think independently, and make decisions effectively. It's a skill that doesn't always come naturally, but it can be developed with the right tools. It's important to have critical thinking skills because it helps both the individual and the organization.
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Looking at the Different Leadership Styles

Posted by HRDQ on 12/06/2018 to Leadership
Leadership Styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, Systematic Leadership is the process of influencing others to work toward predetermined goals. As a leader, knowing your leadership style will help you navigate complex work situations with ease. Style is defined as the way a person usually behaves when he or she is able to do things their own way. If you put leadership and style together, leadership style is created: a person’s unique way of influencing others to work toward goals.
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The Five Categories of Team Effectiveness

Posted by HRDQ on 11/20/2018 to Team Building
How to Overcome Blockages and Challenges to Effectiveness An effective team is the best kind of team. There are certain characteristics of effectiveness that every team should try to encompass. If an organization loses sight of their mission and goals, has ineffective team roles, or poor organizational processes the company can suffer.
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Influence in the Workplace: Assertive Behavior Has the Greatest Impact

Posted by HRDQ on 11/13/2018 to Interpersonal Skills
How Your Influence Behavior Makes a Difference Having the ability to use influence is a great asset in the workplace. It can help resolve issues, negotiate complex deals, and lead project teams. There are several different styles of interpersonal influence (like openly aggressive behavior, concealed aggressive behavior, passive behavior, and assertive behavior) and it can be a learned skill.
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The Best Ways to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

Posted by HRDQ on 11/13/2018 to Critical Thinking Skills
Better Critical Thinking Leads to Success All employees in a workplace should have excellent critical thinking skills. The challenges of every workday require staff who can tackle issues with a clear and level head. The better the critical thinking skills, the more likely the individual is to have success in their career. But developing these skills can be difficult. There are a few easy ways to improve them.
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How to Manage Accountability

Posted by HRDQ on 11/01/2018 to Accountability
Accountability is necessary in a successful workplace All team members should be accountable for their actions and tasks at all times. But managing accountability on a team can be difficult. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to become a better leader in accountability.
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How a Communication Style Assessment Helped a Struggling Admin Team

Posted by HRDQ on 10/26/2018 to Communication
Communication Style Assessments Help Struggling Teams HRDQ’s “What’s My Communication Style?” communication style assessment tool has offered many managers and employees the opportunity to learn their own style and develop a way to better communicate with others.
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How to Lead Through Workplace Change Efforts

Posted by HRDQ on 10/25/2018 to Leadership
Change is a constant in the workplace. Mitigating and dealing with change is an important skill that every manager – and employee – needs. As situations arise, it’s important to be able to handle them properly. And leading the change process can help.
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How to Handle Difficult Workplace Conversations

Posted by HRDQ on 10/17/2018 to Communication
You can navigate difficult discussions more effectively Difficult conversations are bound to happen in the workplace. It’s only a matter of time before a manager has to convey disappointment, let an employee go, or express disagreement with a decision. How you handle difficult conversations can make all the difference. If you remain calm and stick to the task at hand, you can walk away with more satisfaction that you thought was possible.
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How to Negotiate Better

Posted by HRDQ on 10/11/2018 to Negotiating
Increasing Skills With Negotiation Styles Create More Success Negotiating well is a key part of success at work. From the moment you receive a job offer, to dealing with clients, to asking for a raise, negotiation is part of the work experience. Although it can be intimidating, knowing how to negotiate will allow employees to better advocate for themselves and their company. Negotiating skills are important and knowing your negotiation style is even more imperative.
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