Posts by Don Sosnowski

“How Not To Sink Your Organization”—by a Submarine Commander

In the video “Greatness” David Marquet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqmdLcyES_Q) shares his experiences as a submarine commander.  You won’t get caught up in military speak as he tells his story.  It’s very relatable and the hand-drawn graphics are really entertaining. Marquet presents an excellent challenge for leaders everywhere and steps to organizational greatness.  He points away from command…

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WHO..?? ME..?? Dealing with Implicit Bias in the Workplace

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow   If you glance at the paper on any given day, you will find articles describing customers’ or employees’ real-life experiences of outright bias due to gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, or age differences. Most recently a prominent coffee…

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IPS Brings Laptops to Your Company for Staff Training

IPS has some great news to share!  If your company needs to do software training or technical training requiring the use of laptops, we have a new solution for you.  Through our great partnership with Pierce College District, IPS has access to 22 laptops ready for service at your organization. We now have the capability…

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Core Skills Are The Key To Success!

    Research shows that the most successful companies in the world train and develop their whole workforce, not only their top managers.  Employers who invest in training their employees gain their engagement, improve their performance, and increase the company’s bottom line.  It is not magic but it won’t happen by osmosis either. Invista Performance…

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Invista Offers You State Grant Funding for Training!

Do more with less—this is the mantra in organizations across America.  Get leaner, save money, and get it done in or under budget. Employee training and development is unfortunately often one of the initiatives that gets cut when budgets are tight.  But Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) has a way to help your organization stretch your…

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How To Accelerate Leadership Growth—Double Loop Learning and Vertical Development

  Leadership development programming today is largely concerned with the skills of growing leaders.  Invista Performance Solutions delivers hundreds of hours of training per year that shape the behaviors and methods of leaders.  They learn how to manage performance, solve problems, coach others, handle conflict, provide feedback, delegate, build a team, and many other techniques. …

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It’s Always Been a Matter of Trust — Management 101

In this article from the Seattle Times, there are some shocking statistics about how workers feel about management (https://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/80-of-workers-say-managers-are-unnecessary/) If 80% of workers feel that their managers are unnecessary, organizations are clearly failing to adequately prepare and equip managers to perform their work effectively.  To be fair, managers carry significant responsibility—hiring, orienting, training, holding people…

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Invista Hiring New Training Project Manager

  PIERCE COLLEGE A Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington invites applications for the position of:  Training Project Manager   SALARY: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 09/13/17 CLOSING DATE: 10/13/17 05:00 PM POSITION SUMMARY: The Training Project Manager (TPM) oversees the design, development, and delivery of customized performance solutions to supports Invista…

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Invista Offers You State Funding for Corporate Training

Do more with less—this is the mantra in organizations across America.  Get leaner, save money, and get it done in or under budget. Employee training and development is unfortunately often one of the initiatives that gets cut when budgets are tight.  But Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) has a way to help your organization stretch your…

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