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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Accountability: Creating Moments of Truth

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 “Accountability: Creating Moments of Truth.”   It all looks so promising at first… Your team starts working on a new project. You see the goal very clearly; it is ambitious…

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Join us for a full day of LIVE Instructor-led Workshops at the Supervisory Academy November 14th, 2019

Meet our Professional Trainers and See Workshop Descriptions Below!       Lead the Way: Leadership for Supervisors 8-Hour Workshop Facilitated By: Joe Willis   “All employees are entitled to outstanding leadership – You will provide that leadership.” In this 8-hour workshop you will examine leadership in an interactive forum that takes you on a…

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The Origins of Organizational Culture

First blog of a three-part series   Organizational culture is a major determining factor in the success of an organization and considered by many as one of the most powerful effects on how an organization thinks and behaves.  Organizational culture is found to be applicable in every business around the globe but the types of…

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Identifying the Root of the Problem Isn’t Always Easy, or Is It?

In any organization, problems are as frequent and unwanted as solicitation phone calls and junk email. Often employees avoid solutions that merely address the symptoms of a much larger problem. Organizations often respond to problems with short-term solutions. However, constantly relying on quick fixes requires staff to repeat the same tasks over and over again,…

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Instructional Designers Build the Bridge To Success

The complexities of customized training are abundant and challenging to navigate.  We hear regularly from businesses that want to offer training but just are not sure where to start and who should be involved. They have a goal and an end game but no plan on how to achieve it.  IPS recommends that you consider…

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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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Servant Leadership: How Can You Invert Your Organizational Pyramid?

Leadership styles are often influenced by individual personalities, but grow and transform as leaders accrue knowledge and experience. How does a leader determine which leadership style to aspire to? The traditional employment pyramid model illustrates descending hierarchy with the CEO on the top level, presidents on the second level, vice presidents on the third level,…

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