Leadership by the “Book”: The Leadership Challenge Part 4

How Leaders Communicate an Inspirational Vision   My all-time favorite book on the topic of leadership is called the Leadership Challenge, written by Kouzes and Posner.  Through years of research, they have summarized the key behaviors of leaders into 5 distinct practices (see prior blogs for more background). Kouzes and Posner identified five common concepts in…

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How Do You Know If Your Employees Are Engaged?

“Companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share.” -Gallup At Invista Performance Solutions we hear first-hand concerns from organizations regarding employee performance. These aren’t always crystal clear performance needs or inquiries, but often a general sense that things could be working better and a desire to significantly improve them.…

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Want to Move up the Leadership Ladder?

The dictionary defines leadership as the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group. True leadership isn’t about having a certain job, title or position.  True leadership is about investing in people, building relationships, and inspiring them to succeed.  True leadership is about achieving results and building a team…

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Building Successful Teams: Managing Teams in a Diverse Workplace

Michele Ada Alston, MA, is the author of this blog and a facilitator at The 2019 LIVE Instructor-led Supervisory Academy. This blog supports her workshop titled “Building Successful Teams: Managing Teams in a Diverse Workplace.”   Various reports show that companies who implement strategic communication practices are about 4.5 times more likely to have engaged employees…

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Courageous Conversations: Dealing with Difficult People

 Michele Alston, MA,  is the author of this blog and a facilitator at the 2019 LIVE Instructor-led Supervisory Academy. This blog supports her session titled “Courageous Conversations: Dealing with Difficult People.” We’ve all been there—trying valiantly to reason with an incredibly difficult person. The situation proves frustrating, maddening, and sometimes even frightening. The truth is,…

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Leadership by the “Book”: The Leadership Challenge Part 3

My all-time favorite book on the topic of leadership is called the Leadership Challenge, written by Kouzes and Posner.  Through years of research, they have summarized the key behaviors of leaders into 5 distinct practices. Kouzes and Posner identified five common concepts in their survey of leaders internationally, and derived from them these five practices…

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Leap into Lean: Process Improvement for Supervisors

Mary Pat Maher is the author of this blog and a facilitator at The 2019 LIVE Instructor-led Supervisory Academy. This blog supports her session titled “Leap into Lean: Process Improvement for Supervisors.”   You have heard the term “Lean” and been exposed to Lean in many ways without even knowing it. Lean business practices are…

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Be That Leader Now!

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Joe Willis is the author of this blog and a facilitator at The 2019 LIVE Instructor-led Supervisory Academy. This blog supports his workshop titled “Lead the Way: Leadership for Supervisors.”   All employees are entitled to outstanding leadership. You will provide that leadership… Throughout nearly 20 years in direct leadership assignments ranging from 3-person teams…

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Coach for Success!

Dr. Agnes Furst is the author of this blog and a facilitator at The 2019 LIVE Instructor-led Supervisory Academy. This blog supports her workshop titled “Coach for Success.”   “We need another training on this…looks like my employees have forgotten how to do this task since last year’s training.” If I had a dollar for…

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