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May 5, 2017
Identify Your Key Strengths

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
noncognitive skills

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
long-term success

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.
February 28, 2011
performance improvement

On-the-Job Performance Improvement

I am pleased to share with you an article from the June 2009 issue of Training Magazine. You may be interested in the comments and the “on-the-job” performance improvement experienced from one of our many satisfied clients. The program’s author also provides some additional insight on the program.
February 17, 2011
Pharmacy Error

Pharmacy Error – Pregnant Woman Given Abortion – Inducing Drug in Error

Being accurate with data is important not only in our professional lives, but also in our personal lives, as this recent news story clearly demonstrates. After taking the wrong medication, a woman who is six-weeks pregnant is nervously waiting to see if there will be permanent effects to her unborn child. She was erroneously given another patient’s medication at a Safeway Pharmacy in Colorado. Although Safeway appears to have taken responsibility for the error, it does not fix the possible […]

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