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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Client Profile: Amazon R&D Center

Basic and Advanced Shop Tools and Safety Course   The Need: Invista Performance Solutions’ Staff (IPS) and IPS instructors met with Amazon and their maintenance management team to discuss how to establish a formal training program for maintenance staff at the Amazon R&D Center in Sumner. Amazon needed to upgrade the technical skills of its…

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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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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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