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Founded in 1997, Resource Development Systems LLC is an organizational performance research and consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients increase performance by being more effective at Managing the Human Side of Businesssm.
At RDS we excel in developing the new critical competencies organizations need to prevail in the global business environment - skills like trust building, collaboration, and innovation. These skills can never be outsourced, replaced, or made obsolete, and they are absolutely key to competing successfully in the world today.
Our development programs are always designed to align people's skills and behavior with organizational strategies to create high performing organizations. That means you have the ability to shape your workforce in alignment with your organization's Vision and its strategies, because our solutions give you a complete system for creating the results you want.
We know change begins with insight, takes shape through action, is intensified by focus, and is fueled by ongoing success.
Resource Development Systems was founded in 1997
by Gary Lear as a part-time venture.
The goal was to offer small business with some of the same
leadership and management skills that
Through the years our focus has shifted from time to time. We started out as primarily being a training provider, where we provided a variety of programs, including customer service and management training. We also worked with several clients to create training programs for them. Later we added training products to our offerings. At one time our Off-the-Shelf-Training.com offered training products from the top ten training product providers, including self-study workbooks, books, thousands of videos, and complete training programs, with participant and trainer’s guides, videos, and other support materials.
Later we added adult basic education programming
when RDS became the representative for Kentucky Educational
Television in the states of
Because of our experience in adult basic
education, in 2001
After completing this project RDS returned to its
training provider roots.
It was at this time that
This is our passion. We strongly believe in helping organizations to increase their performance by using research-based approaches that deliver real results. These approaches aren’t just the most recent fad based on one person’s ideas or the latest management book, but rather a tightly woven design that is based on well over 100 different research studies and the review of over 40 books and 800 articles, all research based and all about exceptionally performing organizations. Yet our model is so flexible that it is always unique in each organization we implement it in, providing a highly customized approach for each of our clients.
It took us many years to achieve our own focus, and several more years to research what actually makes a difference in organizational performance. This resulted in the discovery of the Seven Elements of High Performance™, a model that is based on what the many research studies were saying that was the same. We received a lot of excitement about the model in some of our professional circles, but we knew that we were on to something when the US Navy contacted us about using the model as part of their leadership development programs at the Center for Naval Leadership.
After that it took us another couple of years to design and integrate the models, programs, tools and techniques that allow us to help our clients. These approaches make a real difference in creating the kind of culture that will allow them to engage employees, engage customers, and which allows them to increase performance and achieve significance. We help our clients to be the best that they can be by being more effective at Managing the Human Side of Businesssm, resulting in their ability to achieve their goals.
Helping our clients achieve success and significance since 1997.