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May 9, 2017

Keys to Motivating Others When Leading Change

Have you ever noticed that change causes a wide range of reactions, regardless of how small the change may be? The reaction of many is not positive. Keys to Motivating Others When Leading Change provides: A checklist of things you can do to help ensure sustainable change occurs 10 things you can do to motivate employees on a daily basis 18 effective ways to foster engagement 3 theories to help you create a motivational climate Tips to designing/redesigning more motivating […]
May 9, 2017

Critical Thinking: Problem Solving and Decision Making

In this workshop, Critical Thinking: Problem Solving and Decision Making, leaders will gain an appreciation for the standards of critical thinking to include clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness. They will also discuss the importance of dialogue and decision-making factors such as decision quality, subordinate commitment and time constraints. Decision-making approaches and process models will also be discussed. Leaders will follow a logical flow: critical thinking, effective problem solving, and impactful decision making.
May 5, 2017

Leading from the Core: Identify Your Key Strengths

As a leader, knowing your strengths and those of your team members is critical. Negative team experiences often occur due to limited understanding and appreciation of differences. Positive experiences occur when everyone on the team understands and values the unique contributions each member can provide. The Leading from the Core: Identify Your Key Strengths workshop focuses on the strengths of each individual’s behavioral traits using the WorkPlace Big Five ProfileTM along with identifying communication norms for the team. Participants explore diversity […]
February 11, 2014

Leveraging Noncognitive Skills

Colleges and universities are finally starting to realize that there is a lot more to a student’s potential than just one’s math and language test scores. I’ve known plenty of individuals who don’t do well on standardized tests yet they always seem to thrive in life when faced with challenges. Why? Because they aren’t afraid to admit it when they don’t know something and they look at each moment as a learning experience. They are emotionally mature, persistent, resilient, and curious. […]
April 4, 2013

Persistence or Perfect Test Scores – Which Better Predicts Long-Term Success?

lan Boyle recently wrote a great article that talks about how many organizations are no longer just gauging success on test scores and academic excellence. Instead, they are also looking at noncognitive skills (things like grit, drive, or persistence) which actually may do a better job of predicting individuals’ long-term success. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read Alan’s article – Noncognitive Measures: The Academic Trend that Could Change Everything. Let me know what you think.

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