Human Resources Training, Leadership

Strategies for Effective Leadership


If one were asked to name one quality that could be the difference between mediocre and great organizations, it has to be the quality of leadership that drives them. What is good leadership? It is one that brings about influence and power. Both these qualities, however, come with a major rider: they both need to be harnessed and handled rightly, failing which, they end up making leadership useless and vain.

David Rohlander, author of the bestselling book, CEO Code, as the expert at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources is organizing on November 21, will show how to cultivate leadership that brings about positive influence and power. Knowing how to get the positive aspect of these two qualities is more important than anything else in leadership, and David will show how.

To enroll for this highly rewarding learning 90-minute experience about positive leadership, please visit TrainHR.


The reason for the current social and political crisis in the US today can be directly traced to the lack of effective leadership in all the sectors that matter: the government, business, and family. David will draw a close relationship between the leadership in these sectors, all of which needs to be upright. Leadership that can be used in one of these areas is applicable to all others.

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Leadership and power are two qualities that can be beneficial beyond imagination when exercised right, and equally dangerous and futile when done wrong. Depending on the leader’s qualities, both of these can be used for either good or evil. It is imperative to understand the nature and limits of one’s own power, and with it, that of others, if they have to be nurtured and utilized rightly.

At this webinar, David will impart leadership tactics and strategies that can be used in the business environment. Although he will make a mention of certain principles and concepts, he will show how to implement them. He will show the exact ways by which to behave as a leader and exert power in order to be effective. At the end of the session, the participants will have gained knowledge of how to implement a leadership strategy that brings maximum dividends.

These are some of the benefits that the participants of this webinar will gain:

  • Profound insight into people and behaviors
  • Specific tools and methods to plan better
  • Systems to set goals, communicate and delegate
  • More free time to focus on the big picture
  • Improved morale for you and your team
  • Reduction of stress

They will gain the clarity, definition and practical methods needed to become and achieve the mission of being a quality leader.

CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents, Managers and those being groomed for promotion will gain tremendously from this session, at which the following areas will be covered:

  • 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.


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.


Human Resources Training, Leadership

Get the Edge: Become a Discretionary Effort Leader


There is something called discretionary effort that employees should bring at work. What this means is that, as somewhat opposed to smart work, which is essentially about being intuitive and tactful at doing an assigned task rather than toiling at it; it is mainly about an employee making up her mind about how much she is going to contribute to the work on a given day.

Why is this kind of outlook important? It helps to clear the clutter around tasks. It helps the employee to channelize her energies and creativity towards a chosen task, which will help her give her best to it, instead of dissipating energies into a whole host of diverse and often unneeded tasks. When the latter tactic is employed, the result is that the strengths are wasted on doing what is not going to produce results, and instead, spent on what is less productive.

Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, will be the expert at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, on October 22, at which this concept will be explained in detail.

Please log on to TrainHR to enroll for this valuable session.

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).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.


Discretionary effort is set to be a leading principle of the 21st century workforce. When exercised in the leadership position, it will help propel organizations into leading positions and will be the distinguishing factor between mediocre and excellent organizations.

Over the sixty minutes of this presentation, Karla will explain how employees can put in minimal effort at their chosen work and become a lot more productive naturally and smartly instead of having to grind it out. The result of following the principles of discretionary effort is that with less effort, employees can contribute more to the organization, increase profit and present themselves and the organization better with their customers.

This webinar is based on the book, “How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort”. Its principles, which are based on the Ross Brandau Discretionary Leadership Model TM, will help the participants to:

  1. Create a workplace where individuals feel safe, not only physically but safe to surface the truth
  2. Build a workplace where employees want to come to work and are challenged and supported in their professional growth
  3. Assess and understand the strengths and limitations of individual personalities enabling them to better communicate on a personal basis
  4. Refine the process of rational alignment of all teams and employees when providing vision and direction.

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.



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.