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  • The Professional Development Practice
    Evaluating information, making decisions and problem solving happens continually. On average we make as many as 50 decisions before we start work every day. Despite all the natural decision making that goes on and the problem solving we do, some people are very uncomfortable with having to make decisions. The answer rests in our ability to identify options, research, take time to define critical thinking means and learn these skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival as a leader. Using these processes to lead can take the anxiety out of problem solving and make decisions.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    We all negotiate. Negotiating is about resolving differences to save time and money, develop a higher degree of satisfaction earn greater respect. Negotiating is a fundamental life skill. Whether you are working on a project or fulfilling support duties, this workshop will provide you with a basic comfort level to negotiate in any situation. This interactive workshop includes techniques to promote effective communication and gives you techniques for turning face-to-face confrontation into side-by-side problem solving.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    Positive Assertiveness is both a communication style and behavior pattern that is fully expressive without being either dominant or passive. According to the tenets of Transactional Analysis, disruptive and unproductive behaviors arise from non-assertive behaviors. On the other hand, organizations that foster positive assertiveness benefit from increased agility, better decision making, higher job mobility and job satisfaction and improved flow of critical information. The personal benefits of Positive Assertiveness include a greater sense of well-being, decreased stress and more focused self-development. This course focuses on the practices of emotional intelligence and self-governance that allow a posture of Positive Assertiveness. Tactics and techniques to use Positive Assertiveness to influence and elevate team members out of disruptive or counter-productive behaviors.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    Time management training most often begins with setting goals and staying focused. The process of planning and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities. The ability to prioritize tasks to maximize personal efficiency in the workplace and decide which order to tackle tasks and chores to make sure you complete them on schedule. Effectively using goals and the ability to break down into a project, create an action plan, or a simple task list will improve your ability to manage your time. Learn to deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to that disorganization. Many people find that they flit from one task to another, trying to get everything done, but often falling short. You will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a handle on your workflow, workspace, using your planner effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    People have the unique ability to come together, specialize, organize, collaborate, delegate share experiences and learn. This instinctive drive to form teams may be our most effective evolutionary trait, allowing us to achieve continuous improvements in the face of change. The team knowledge and the wisdom and experience that we pass on has been exponentially enriched by technology. Our work relationships do more than allow us to achieve tasks, they allow us to innovate, grow and adapt to change. Change has never been so rapid or so vast as today. Our dynamic global economy is characterized by relentless change and an almost infinite and immediate access to information. Teams form and dissolve across languages, cultures, backgrounds, generations and disciplines. The ability to embrace this diversity and dynamicity will determine your ability to lead your teams to new successes and new opportunities.
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