Reap the Rewards of Leadership Investment

Unless you have an unlimited training budget you probably keep a close eye on your training expenditures. How does this affect your planning? Do you select courses based on lower cost and higher employee reach or do you more selectively cultivate members of your leadership team and other high potentials? Read more below to understand…

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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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Empowering Yourself By Empowering Others

How do you empower yourself in life? Do you set goals, record accomplishments, engage in opportunities to stretch your comfort zone, or instill compelling mantras within yourself? What is the difference between empowering yourself and empowering other people? Last week, I attended an event that highlighted Goodwill and their mission: to provide career pathways, job…

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Our Approach to Consulting

“If you start with training and end with training, all you will get is the training.” Any training and development intervention will ultimately prove less than optimal result-wise if we have not assisted our client in identifying their organizational needs.  At IPS we craft a solid plan to deliver change interventions that actually solve organizational…

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Emotional Intelligence: What it is and How it Affects Business

Emotional Intelligence (EI; also known as Emotional Quotient) is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of energy, information, creativity, trust and connection. When EI is not present in the leaders and associates of an organization it affects three areas of competitive advantage: delivering superior…

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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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Getting Ahead of the “Forgetting Curve” in Training

How many times have you attended a training seminar only to walk out the door and start your journey on the Forgetting Curve? Some studies indicate that without training reinforcement, we will forget half of what we learned immediately following the training. After 6 months to a year we can forget upwards of 75% or…

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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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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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The Happy Secret to Better Work

Society currently subscribes to a false formula for happiness: People believe that happiness will follow success. Yet with each new achievement, their brains set a new, higher bar, and contentment remains beyond reach. Reversing this formula by being optimistic even before you attain your goals refers to the “happiness advantage.” When you are positive, you become…

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