Saturday, August 18, 2012

"A Solution to Broken Leadership" Presented by CDR’s Nancy Parsons for HR.Com

"Leadership is broken. For more than a decade, studies have consistently shown that 50-75% of leaders are ineffective. Unfortunately, despite over $40 billion invested annually in
leadership development initiatives, things are not getting better,” according to Nancy Parsons, President of CDR Assessment Group, Inc.

Tulsa, Oklahoma - CDR Assessment Group, Inc., provides break-through psychological and performance assessments for leader and talent development for global clients.  CDR’s experts are known for being mavericks in the leadership development field because they provide bold and unvarnished messages and solutions to clients.  According to Parsons, “we can no longer mince words or tell leaders what they want or expect to hear – we need to be truthful with accurate data to rapidly turn leadership around.”

Parsons elaborates that “while nearly everyone can describe what an effective leader should do, few people can do it well.   Doing it -- performing well as a leader with consistency -- goes well beyond merely talking about it or cognitively understanding what the behaviors should be.“

Parsons will explain why these systemic leadership problems exist in this web presentation scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 1:30 ET as part of the two-day Integrated Talent Management Conference hosted by Toronto based,    More importantly, according to Parsons, she plans to share a scientifically based methodology to turn today’s negative statistics into positive performance results.   Parsons offers a caution, explaining that, “The science and tools cannot be applied in a vacuum. To turn the ROI on leadership investments into organization-wide positive results, two executive traits are needed:   courage and compassion.”

CDR was founded in 1998 and has more than 100 certified executive coaches and consultants supporting their global clients that are from nearly all sectors including: financial/banking, insurance, energy, manufacturing, retail, health care, pharmaceutical, chemical, distribution/sales, transportation, information technology, education/academia, tribal organizations, Federal government (including the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army and U.S. Department of the Treasury.) CDR offers the proprietary  CDR 3-D Suite which accurately measures a leader's character traits, risk factors for derailment, and drivers and reward (motivational) needs.  The Suite is the Swiss Army Knife of talent development tools and can be used for coaching, custom training designs, strategic executive team development, succession planning, staffing decisions, and more without needing to retest., the virtual conference host, is the largest Human Resources social network and online community of
HR executives with over 200,000 members. provides thousands of worldwide HR Professionals with easy access to shared knowledge on best practices, trends, and industry news. This offers the HR Professional a prime resource to develop their most important asset – their people.
 CDR is a WBENC certfied women owned and operated business through the WBCS and is an SBA WOSB and a federal HubZone entity.
Contact CDR Assessment Group, Inc. at or call 918-488-0722.

Scheduled to post at 8/20/12

Monday, August 6, 2012

CDR Posts 3 Job Openings....

CDR currently has job openings for:  

Sr. Consultant/Executive Coach
Marketing Specialist 
Executive Assistant

Tulsa based CDR Assessment Group, Inc. provides leadership and talent assessment and development services for global clients. Since 1998 we have lead the way with break-through assessment tools and services as a boutique firm and are planning to expand our business portfolio.  

Position announcements:
We seek an experienced leadership development expert / executive coach to join our team.  Ten plus years plus experience and appropriate advanced degree required.  Accomplished leadership development consulting background and business development expertise needed.  We seek individual with an entrepreneural spirit, proven track record, and exceptional communication skills.  Leadership training, HR/OD, and I/O psychology, or B2B sales background a plus. 
Send your cv/resume to for consideration.

This position is a generalist specializing in a diverse range of marketing services.  This position is responsible for preparing and executing various marketing, public relations, and social media initiatives for our leadership and talent assessment and development firm. 

Key Responsibilities:
Content creation and management – write/edit copy related to marketing and corporate activities (social media, email communications, promotional material, web content, articles, etc.)

Develop and distribute media releases, preparing appropriate media spokespeople and tracking media outcomes

Communicate with prospects, support business development activities, and proficiency in working with company contact database

Strong oral communications skills to conduct prospect and client calls with appropriate follow-up required

Oversee website traffic and provide support for site optimization efforts; and,

Prepare various communications pieces:  prospect letters, newsletters, web content and updates, web/blog posts, and a range of marketing materials.

Executive Assistant

Professional assessment consulting firm seeks take charge, well-organized, confident, results-oriented individual to join our dynamic business.  Proven problem solving, multi-tasking, and superior telephone and written communication skills needed.  Highly effective executive-level customer service orientation, office administration, organization and follow-through skills, and project coordination experience required. Proficiency with MS Office required; database (CRM) and Quickbooks (or similar) expertise a plus.  Training or event coordination experience, proficiency making travel arrangements, and ability to assist executives with a wide range of business tasks is required.   Human resources or marketing services background would be helpful.   Five years of administrative experience required.

We offer a competitive compensation package, a comfortable work environment close to downtown Tulsa, and opportunities for development. 



Be sure to specify what position you are applying for in the SUBJECT line of your email.  No phone calls please!

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Date posted:  8/6/12