Human Resources Training, Leadership

Be the Leader Others Want to Work With!

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That leadership is at the core of an organization is beyond dispute or debate. What constitutes the core of leadership? Leadership consists of many components. Communication is one of these prime components. Most of the time, leaders are communicating something or another to someone or another, be they the team members, the business partners, the customer, the stakeholders, the investors, or just anyone in the organization.

Communication being the cornerstone of leadership, the leader serves her purpose best when she learns how to communicate effectively. So, what is the idea of effective communication? It is the kind of communication that engages the team members to the extent that when they have listened once rightly, they simply go about and carry out their designated work without the need for rework.


Communication becomes effective when it is delivered right, to the right people, at the right time and with the right message. The purpose of communication is served right when it is devoid of miscommunication, which is often at the root of problems and issues for the organization.

So, how does a leader deliver communication that is spot on in terms of its effectiveness, reach and impact? This is the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will impart. At this webinar, which is being organized on November 27, Sarah Hilton, a presentation coach, will be the expert. Please log on to TrainHR to register for this learning.


At this webinar, Sarah will give an understanding of how good leadership will invariably lead to a workplace that is positive, energizing and inspiring. The leader who takes the creation of such a workplace upon herself and makes this a top priority, the result is obvious: such a leader is most likely to have her employees speak highly about her. The leader too, will enjoy creating and leading a team of go-getters, which she mentors.

Being in such a position requires a sound understanding of the human mind. It is only when the leader has a good grasp of the way each team member’s mind works that she will be able to lead, coach and mentor them to help them attain higher levels. Once assembled, such a leader will be one that everyone loves to work with. It takes persistent effort and motivation to develop the qualities that make a great leader.

At this webinar, Sarah will explain how to inculcate the ways in which leadership can learn, grow and experience. She will familiarize the participants with the Leadership Tool Kit, which she likens to sailing. When the boat starts to do adrift, what does the sailor do? He adjusts the sails and makes a few small tweaks in them to bring the boat back on track. Sarah will show how to adapt the same techniques for leadership which helps the communication stay strong, build relationships, and help the organization grow.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Who are you as a leader today?
  • What is a “great” leader?
  • Communication – Clarity – Confidence
  • How to lead a motivating and inspiring workplace
  • Mental Health in the workplace
  • Top 3 ways to ensure you are the leader everyone wants to work with

This webinar session is aimed at benefiting new leaders, supervisors/managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs.


About the expert: Sarah has spent the last 10 years coaching and presenting presentation techniques that lead audiences to change, grow and discover a world they may not understand.

As a known speaker on Communication, Sarah has combined her training and experience to create a speaking system that she uses to train, facilitate and inspire audiences of up and coming speakers, professionals and businesses working on their key messaging.


Charismatic Leadership: Be the Person People CHOOSE to Follow

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In the initial years of our existence, we tend to believe that other people and events revolve around us. This feeling, which makes the locates the focus of growing up in one’s inward personality, is common in childhood, and generally fades away as we grow up.

However, this continues in some people. They grow into being egotistic and highly reclusive people who always crave for attention. The other type of people is the opposite. Their focus is external or outside. They see the world differently from the inwardly-focused people. They are interested in people relationships, are ever willing to make friends, and most importantly, develop the talent of persuasion.

As this quality grows, such people become what psychologists terms as the charismatic persons. This is an invaluable quality in organizations or in work that involves team building, cooperation and collaboration. People with charisms are very successful in drawing people towards them and building teams that are highly efficient and effective.

This quality in them gives them the presence needed for leadership. This presence makes way for developing qualities that make leaders, such as building dynamic teams and learning to delegate effectively. Such people are devoid of uncertainty and apprehension when delegating or doing anything that has a positive effect on the people around them.

A highly interesting and educative learning session from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, will dwell on this relevant topic. Being organized on June 17, this webinar brings Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, as the expert.

Please register for this webinar by visiting . This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).


At this webinar, the expert will show how to cultivate the qualities of charisma, which will help people influence others and achieve winning ways for the team. She will offer tips and techniques that enhance charismatic leadership and increase one’s personal power. These tips will help the participants gain and augment their persuasion skills. As a result of this learning, uncertainty and apprehension will make way for belief in their abilities, even as they create an authentic and authoritative presence when interacting with their employees.

Karla will dwell at length on the fundamental principles of integrity that go into making leaders that employees can trust. She will offer valuable tips with which to overcome pessimism at the   workplace and become able to express their opinion in impactful ways that take the people and projects forward. This learning goes beyond being only theoretical. It consists of information that is systematized in logical and natural steps.

The foremost result of this learning is that the participants will overcome self-doubt and become able to carry themselves with poise and confidence, which are the foremost qualities of a charismatic leader. The expert will help them learn 21st century management skills that involve persuasion and with it, influence.

Karla will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Implement “Leadership of One” principles
  • Learn to lead yourself
  • Engage workers to give discretionary effort
  • Empower employees to bring their A-game to work every day
  • Uncover the mysteries of charismatic body language


About the speaker: Karla is a thought leader in management and team building techniques. A specialist in personalities, communication skills, and leadership principles, she has authored the book, How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort, which aims to teach managers how to be the leader people CHOOSE to follow, not have to follow because of their position on the organizational chart.

Human Resources Training, Leadership

How Leaders can Create a Culture of Everyday Civility that Means Business


A toxic employee is a bane to any organization. Such people are not only themselves difficult; they spread their negativity all over the workplace. They not only perform poorly; they also come in the way of others’ performance. It is estimated that as much as six percent of the total compensation costs are lost by companies due to this kind of employee.

Such employees are a challenge for an organization’s HR. But not anymore. A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources area, will organize a webinar on June 11, whose expert, Mitchell Kusy, nationally known expert on organizational development, will put the entire issue in perspective.

To gain invaluable insights from Dr. Kusy on how to deal with toxic personalities at the workplace, please register for this session by logging on to  .


What makes this learning unique is that it is not taken from any book. It is based on a three-year national study carried out by Dr. Kusy himself, in partnership with Dr. Elizabeth Holloway, on the specific topic of how toxic behaviors in the workplace rob organizations of everyday civility. The data that this study garnered, from a sample size of over 400 individuals, will be discussed. Dr. Kusy will present actual evidence and data to show that civility at the workplace can improve team performance, and of course, the organization’s bottom line.

Dr. Kusy will stress the importance of feedback as a strategy for handling the toxic employee. This is important for a variety of reasons:

  • One, most toxic employees are oblivious to the impact their actions have on others
  • Two, giving feedback about toxic personalities is different from the feedback they give about poor performers
  • Three, leaders need to understand that there are subtle differences between giving feedback to a toxic peer, a toxic direct report, and a toxic boss.

He will show what steps HR can take when this method fails. He will suggest four clear ways in which organizations can create daily civility at the workplace:

  • Integrating values into performance management in innovative, concrete, and strategic ways-so that no one gets away with uncivil behavior
  • Designing no-cost recruiting methods, which provides successful screens to reduce the probability of hiring a toxic person in the first place
  • Engaging a standardized team assessment instrument to evaluate how team members may either increase or decrease everyday civility
  • Identifying how to give effective feedback to toxic individuals-feedback that improves that behavior changes will result.

This webinar is aimed at Leadership Coaches, Organization Development Practitioners, Talent Development Professionals, Human Resource Leaders, Human Resource Practitioners, Executives, Managers and Supervisors.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Revise traditional performance management into one that positions values of everyday civility into concrete behaviors
  • Coach toxic personalities in the most effective ways to give them feedback
  • Deal more effectively with the 94% of employees who have reported they have worked with a toxic person in the past 5 years
  • Use a simple assessment tool to understand team climate, as 87% reported that team climate worsened as a result of a toxic person
  • Avoid hiring toxic people with a simple, concrete, and no-cost method
  • Calculate the financial cost of toxic individuals in your organization.


About the speaker:

Fulbright Scholar in Organization Development, Dr. Mitchell Kusy is a professor in the PhD. Program, Graduate School of Leadership & Change, Antioch University. Mitch has consulted and been a keynote speaker with hundreds of organizations nationally and internationally-helping create work cultures of respectful engagement impacting individual, team, and bottom-line performance.

Dr. Kusy has coauthored six books, of which the latest is the just-released, Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore: A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees.


Human Resources Training, Leadership

Strategies for Effective Leadership


Wondered what factors differentiate average performers from leaders, who go on to become the highest achievers? Apart from the readiness and willingness to grow, what marks out leadership is the ability to influence. It appears simple enough. Indeed, the core requirements of excellent leadership are pretty straightforward. Yet, we see far too many people struggle with it. One reason could be that lack of clarity and determination. Commitment and perseverance are necessary ingredients to leadership, and anyone who lacks these is bound to fail. It is because they lack the ability of applying the principles of being a leader that they usually fail.

Want to understand the ways by which to imbibe the right methods for leadership? A 90-minute webinar on April 23 from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for HR professionals, will offer this valuable learning. David Rohlander, author of the bestselling book, CEO Code, will be the speaker at this session. Please visit   to enroll for this session and gain deep understanding of how to learn and implement strategies for effective leadership into your organization.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).


Strategies for Effective Leadership are a proven process for helping organizations improve their leadership. The focus of these strategies is on getting results for the organization. At this webinar, David will briefly touch upon the principles and theories, but the emphasis will be on how to apply specific strategies and tactics. He will show participants just exactly how they must behave as a leader to influence. This learning will help them identify the various types of leadership and why, when and how they are effective. Participants will gain greater clarity on why they should believe what they do, how to implement a leadership strategy and how to get the best results.

This webinar will offer clarity, definition and practical methods needed to become and achieve the mission of being a quality leader. Participants will learn the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors necessary to become an exceptional leader. Another core component of leadership, power, will be discussed extensively. David will explain what power is, how one gets to use it for either good or evil, and the importance of understanding one’s own power and that of people around us.

Participants of this webinar will be able to see an appreciable difference in many areas. They will be able to:

  • Gain profound insight into people and behaviors
  • Adapt specific tools and methods to plan better
  • Set up systems to set goals, communicate and delegate
  • Have more free time to focus on the big picture
  • Inspire and improve their and their team’s morale
  • Reduce stress.

David will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • What is leadership? What is management?
  • Discover the different types of leaders and which type is best
  • How to use power in the workplace
  • Learn the practical aspects of establishing goal clarity
  • Building balanced high achieving teams
  • Develop the practice of mastering your personal organization skills
  • How to balance the four primary functions of all leaders
  • You will explore the art and science of effective communication
  • Results are the ultimate goal. How do you measure and achieve the right things?

This session is aimed at the benefit of those who exhibit leadership or are required to interact with leaders, such as CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents, Managers, and those being groomed for promotion.


About the speaker:

David Rohlander is a highly acclaimed Executive Coach at David Rohlander, Inc., David Rohlander. Following the success of this first book, The CEO Code, Penguin/Alpha Books asked him to write another, Idiot’s Guides: Management Skills, which was released in late 2014.

Career Development, Human Resources Training

Transition from Peer to Supervisor


Gaining promotion and ascending the ranks in the organization is a great feeling. It doesn’t happen to everyone easily. Many have to toil for it and earn it. While this is a well-deserved promotion, it brings with it a dilemma for the newly-promoted employee: how to deal with peers, the very colleagues who she would have superseded to phase into the new position.

This can be tricky at times because of various reasons. When an employee gets promoted, it is not always going to be a pleasant feeling for many or all of her colleagues. Competition, lack of cooperation, jealousy, backbiting and all such negative traits can come to the fore when the colleagues are not comfortable with the rise of one of their own, to whom they would have to report in the future.

The challenge is to maintain cordiality and avoid and prevent bad blood among the team members. The newly promoted employee needs to motivate the team and manage it effectively if it has to be a high performance team. How does she ensure that the team members are going to perform well when they are waiting for an opportunity to bring the new supervisor down?

The ways of doing this is the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will impart. At this session, Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC a consultant and management firm, will be the speaker. Please register for this webinar by visiting .

At this 60-minute session, Tonia will emphasize the importance of communication in preventing and resolving many of the issues concerning how to manage a team of which the new supervisor was a part till the promotion. She will show how to set boundaries, how to communicate effectively, how to build trust and respect, and how to provide positive feedback to peers and colleagues. She will show how to overcome the most pressing challenges newly promoted supervisors face.

This webinar, from which personnel in positions such as Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professional and Shift Leaders or Team will benefit immensely, will cover the following areas:

  • How to Communicate more Effectively as a Supervisor
  • When to be Flexible and when to Stand Firm
  • Steps to Build Trust and Gain Respect
  • How to Develop your Own Personal Management Style
  • How to Set Boundaries with Coworkers/Peers
  • How to Deal with Uncomfortable Situations
  • How to Motivate Others to Achieve Results.


About the speaker:

Tonia Morris, who calls herself “your Generational Connector”, owns her speaking and training company. An accomplished speaker, Tonia offers leaders training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive work place.

She has partnered with organizations such as Chick-fil-A, Oracle, Spelman and Kennesaw University to name a few, to bring training solutions for engaging Millennials in the workplace, working with leaders to transform their cultures by attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that is generationally inclusive.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.