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When asked why people stay, join, or leave companies, the topic of culture inevitably comes up.

Live on: January 17, 2024
Learn how to become a high-performing leader and in turn, increase team performance by implementing effective strategies and tactics.
Learning how to have meaningful, ongoing career development conversations is crucial to employees' growth, engagement, and satisfaction.
In today's fast-paced business world, middle managers play a critical role in ensuring that organizations run smoothly and effectively. In this webinar, we will explore five key habits that high-performing middle managers cultivate to excel in their role and drive success for their organization.
The webinar will review pitfalls to avoid providing this important feedback to employees. Avoiding these traps can help make this process to be more meaningful to employees and not just a mandatory process that everyone is required to go through.

The Shift that Executives Need to Make, but Only 8% Actually Make Written by: Ryan Gottfredson There is a novel and transformational approach to developing executives and leaders that is reaching the business world from the field of developmental psychology.

The Most Common Struggles of Executives & Our Only Hope of Helping Them Written by: Ryan Gottfredson I, Ryan Gottfredson, am a leadership professor at California State University, Fullerton, and I am also a leadership development consultant.

This webinar is designed to re-connect, re-energize and re-ignite the core skills in you with three fundamental management skills.

Last year we watched a house across the street be built, and now this year another house is being built next to that one.

When I was invited to speak at HRDQ-U’s upcoming webinar, Building an Agile Culture, I was ecstatic.

Gartner Research Organization surveyed over 500 HR managers of major companies in 2021 and came up with the top seven priorities for HR leaders in 2022.

An Agile culture changes your organization by focusing on agility, customer-centricity, and efficiency. Unlock the power of an Agile mindset.
Discover the four critical dimensions of emotional intelligence that we can develop to drive our behavior and use when leading others.
This HRDQ-U webinar, Untangling Talent and Teamwork, is part of our growing library of on-demand webinars. We hope you enjoy watching this content and leave us a comment!
This HRDQ-U webinar, The Most Important Skills for Supervisors, is part of our growing library of on-demand webinars. We hope you enjoy watching this content and leave us a comment!


Supervisors are an organizational linchpin, the crucial link between leadership and employees. Ensure your supervisors are serving their roles effectively, managing their direct reports while also advancing leadership’s priorities. HRDQ-U’s supervisory skills training events can help you equip this level of employee for success in their role.

The Role of the Supervisor

Supervisors play a key middle management role. They need to be effective leaders and mentors for their direct reports while also serving as authentic messengers for leadership. In many ways, they set the tone for the whole organization. It’s not a role that should be taken lightly if you’re serious about creating a positive, constructive work environment.

Crucial Supervisory Skills

No matter what industry you’re in, these interpersonal and professional skills are crucial for success in a supervisor role. Make sure your workforce is prepared:
  • Communication Transparent communication is absolutely essential for supervisors. They need to be able to set clear expectations, communicate issues and differences, and articulate any problems or areas for improvement. Clear communication is fundamental to ensuring all employees and teams are on the same page and set up for success.
  • Conflict Resolution Supervisors must be equipped to manage conflict between employees and teams. Strengths here include mediation, listening, and diplomacy. Effective conflict resolution empowers learning and growth in the process and ultimately makes for a more cohesive team.
  • Trust Employees perform better and exhibit higher morale if they feel trusted to do their jobs well. Supervisors must place trust in employees to get the job done—otherwise it can become a micromanaging situation in which a supervisor sows doubt and resentment with their direct reports.
  • Time Management Supervisors must be deadline-oriented and able to manage tasks at an appropriate cadence. This involves organization, a sense of urgency and a forward-thinking mentality. Supervisors should anticipate how projects might go, correct for any foreseeable complications, and help their employees keep objectives on track.
  • Active Listening Nurturing successful relationships, both with leadership and with direct reports, requires active listening. Supervisors need to understand the unique needs and expectations of both parties and work to deliver on those expectations.
HRDQ-U supervisory skills training events can help to set your middle management leaders up for success.
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