SEATTLE (May 7, 2012)—RealTime Performance, Inc. has launched a quarterly newsletter based on its Inspire leadership development solution to assist employees seeking to accelerate their career development.
Employers often want direct reports to be proactive about their leadership development, but employees can feel stymied when told to create their own development plans from scratch. RealTime Performance, a provider of Web-based leadership assessment and development tools, created Inspire to empower employees to take ownership of their leadership development by enabling them to build, drive and track their own development plans. Inspire includes links to books, articles, well-known blogs and videos that reinforce each leadership topic.
The quarterly newsletter will feature some of the latest additions to the Inspire Web-based tool, which is continually updated with current and relevant information for aspiring leaders. The premier issue informs readers of recently published articles, books, blogs and videos including:
• Harvard Business Review article by Walter Isaacson on the leadership lessons of Steve Jobs;
• an interview on fostering creativity in the workplace; and
• a book on creating dynamic presentations and more.
“Development planning has traditionally fallen squarely on managers’ shoulders, but Inspire makes the employee proactive and accountable for driving their own development,” said Sean P. Murray, chief executive officer of RealTime Performance, Inc. “Our Inspire newsletter provides great resources and a taste of what the Inspire tool can do for organizations that want to support and develop their talent.”
Using Inspire, employees are able to quickly and easily identify strengths and weaknesses, create relevant and useful development plans and engage in meaningful discussion with their manager about leadership development. Inspire also tracks and reports information about the development planning process to senior leaders in the organization so they can monitor the completion, quality and content of leadership development plans across the enterprise.
This new approach to development planning is being used by leading organizations, including Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, freight, retail and defense industries. The tool is scalable for companies ranging from enterprises to small-and-mid-sized business.
Those interested in receiving the quarterly newsletter may sign up at http://www.realtimeperformance.com/InspireNewsletter/Q2_2012.html. The first edition is available for immediate download. Further information on Inspire is available at http://www.realtimeperformance.com/inspire/.
About RealTime Performance
Founded in 1999, RealTime Performance delivers online training products to develop company leaders. The products enable companies to cost-effectively assess leadership skills, make targeted recommendations for performance improvement and empower employees to create and share development plans to achieve business goals. The company’s flagship Web-based training product, Inspire, provides a self-directed means for employees to manage their career development, giving them access to knowledge and skills at the “point of need.” For more information, visit http://www.realtimeperformance.com.