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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Understanding Personality and Why it Matters

This is a blog written by one of our subject matter experts who will be facilitating at the Supervisory Academy on November 1st. Janaki Severy will be facilitating the session titled “Communicating Effectively with Your Team.”   Leaders need a process through which they can better understand their own personality style, those on their team,…

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Supervising is Leading – Leadership Development

This is a blog written by one of our subject matter experts who will be facilitating at the Supervisory Academy on November 1st. Dr. John Inman will be facilitating the session titled “Supervising is Leading – Leadership Development.”   We humans learn together and create change through conversation. Conversational leadership provides an alternative to the…

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Fostering Respect in a Diverse Workplace

This is a blog written by Myra Downing our expert Facilitator for the Supervisory Academy session titled “Fostering Respect in a Diverse Workplace.”   Just when you think you have things somewhat figured out and feel confident that you won’t say the wrong thing, you find out that there is still more to learn. On…

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The Supervisory Academy on Nov 1st — See Our Professional Trainers and Workshops here!

 Techniques of Coaching and Mentoring  Facilitated By: Dr. Agnes Furst Coaching and mentoring are two leadership activities that can directly influence performance and provide the best possible return on your training investment.  In this highly interactive session, after defining coaching and mentoring, we will discuss them in detail and how they work.  We will look…

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Characteristics of Workplace Culture

“Happy employees are not necessarily productive employees”   Ideally, organizational or workplace culture supports a positive, productive, environment. However, happy employees are not necessarily productive or engaged employees.   In 2010, the Conference Board recorded the lowest level ever on employment satisfaction (Associated Press, 2010).  The level of employees satisfied with their work had dropped four (4)…

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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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