When you hear the word change, what is the first thing you think of? Do you envision yourself walking off of a cliff blindfolded? Often when we hear the word changewe associate it with a negative thought or become fearful. Most of us are creatures of habit and routine and change brings uncertainty and the…

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What makes a great leader? Is it something inherited? Is it learned behavior? Can anyone acquire leadership abilities with sufficient determination?  These questions have been asked time and time again for years, yet the answers are clear. Character is the foundation of great leaders. The leaders whom people respect and will follow have the characteristics…

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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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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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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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Employee training and development is unfortunately often one of the initiatives that gets cut when budgets are tight.  But as your community college resource, Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) has a way to help your organization stretch your limited training budgets and still fund valuable employee training. IPS will access and coordinate funding from the State…

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“Miscommunication Leads to Complication” – Lauryn Hill   Good communicators make communication look easy.  But it’s hard work – like doing weights at the gym or counting calories. Workplace communication is often the most difficult, which seems odd considering we spend more time with the people we work with than we do with our families.…

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