Posts by Don Sosnowski

The Top Qualities of Leaders-Infographic included!

  “Never set a child afloat on the flat sea of life with only one sail to catch the wind.” – D. H. Lawrence   Versatility—the ability to adapt and adjust to a variety of circumstances, functions, or activities   How versatile are you as a leader? Do you have one trait that you love…

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Adults Learn Best When Actively Engaged!

Invista Performance Solutions is a collaboration of 4 Pierce County Community colleges.  Our mission is to provide customized training services to organizations in our own local community.  All the programs we offer are developed and delivered based on principles of adult learning. Adults learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning process,…

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How Do I Select the “Right” People for Supervisor Roles?

The sweet spot of Invista Performance Solutions’ services is in training and developing the leadership ability and functional skills of supervisors.  Our client’s trust us to support them with our expert trainers and programs.  Our annual event on Nov 1st this year revolves around this theme: the Supervisory Academy.  Check it out!  It’s a great…

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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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“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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