Now that we have talked about what microaggressions look and sound like, we now know that being a victim is a predicament. If you have not read part 1 of this 3-part blog series, I invite you to read Responding To Microaggressions In The Workplace to understand what microaggressions are and how they affect marginalized…

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Practices to Develop Gratitude

What are the components of resilience? Grit, determination, mental skills, mentally strong? Absolutely, but when I was first trained in Resilience I was totally surprised that gratitude was one of the fundamental skills. Not the first time my initial impressions were wrong when learning a new skill or set of skills. Gratitude: a feeling of…

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What are they? Have you ever felt offended in the workplace by a comment that a co-worker or employee has made, but you might not be sure why you felt offended? Most likely you experienced a microaggression, but you didn’t know. It has happened to us all. What are microaggressions? A microaggression is an intentional…

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Good writing skills in business have always been important, but in today’s age of technology, they are even more so. Being able to accurately and succinctly convey what you are trying to say is an invaluable skill, especially when your audience is busy and has limited time. With endless resources available to us, making a…

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How many managers are providing the right resources to keep their employees satisfied with their career paths, goals and accomplishments? How many are giving the correct guidance to their employees? This year, 2022 has set a historic record of people who quit their jobs. Because people were not receiving what they believe they deserve (https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/03/job-openings-and-the-number-of-people-quitting-hit-record-highs.html).…

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Your organization needs to develop capable leaders!  But where do you start?  You’ve got great employees and you see their potential for the future; you envision them advancing into leadership roles, running high performing teams, hitting their goals, and creating a culture that reflects your values.    You know they need intentional development to reach their potential. How…

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”- Henry Ford Would you like to…. Foster a more collaborative team environment at your organization? Align your team members’ efforts around a common mission or set of goals? See your team members more connected relationally? Strengthen your team’s ability to communicate with…

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Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) is a Pierce County partnership of community and technical colleges.  We provide customized employee training and development programs to serve the needs of WA State employers.  Our programs transform people and organizations! One benefit of working with IPS is our ability to access and coordinate State of WA funding for customized…

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Employer Reskill/Upskill Fund Frequently Asked Questions Pierce County’s Workforce Central, Business Solutions Team has recently announced the opportunity for businesses to access the Reskill/Upskill Fund to cover the costs of employee training and development programs, up to $30K per business. What is the purpose of the Employer Reskill/Upskill Fund? The purpose of the Employer Reskill/Upskill…

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The Team at Invista Performance Solutions just visited a very well-known Tacoma area non-profit with a highly visible public face to their services.  Their leadership expressed deep concerns over the tangible rise of threats of violence and intimidation against their staff during the pandemic.  Their staff have even been stalked by irate area residents, unhappy…

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