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Administrative Professionals as Leaders

Administrative Professionals as Leaders

In today’s workplace, managers expect admins to possess many skills beyond computer savvy, a knack for organization, and good teamwork.  Among those skills are sound leadership abilities.  You might ask, “What do I need to do to be considered a leader?” Read More

Schools Today Face a Critical Need

Schools Today Face a Critical Need

As we see the familiar “Back-to-School” ads fill commercial air time, we are reminded of new beginnings. Each year sees more than 2,000 schools in Virginia open their doors and welcome back students, according to the Virginia Department of Education(VDOE). Without qualified educators, that event becomes impossible. Teachers provide young people with knowledge and nurturing, while developing the minds of the future leaders in our communities.

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What can my organization do to boost respect among colleagues?

What can my organization do to boost respect among colleagues?

Respect in the workplace has become a central and critical issue for many organizations. Gone are the days where an employer can have confidence that good manners, appropriate public behavior and respect for others were assumed employee traits. The explosion of diversity in the workplace and varying cultural norms may complicate the dynamics of any company. Many organizations have policies in place to mandate respect in the workplace, which are critical and essential for protection against potential claims and litigation.

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Business Process Improvement:  Relevant in Today’s Do More with Less  Work Environment

Business Process Improvement: Relevant in Today’s Do More with Less Work Environment

Frederick Taylor’s The Principles of Scientific Management, published in 1911, brought the idea of industrial efficiency to the forefront of many manufacturing companies. Today, companies across every industry are looking for ways to make work processes more efficient. While we cannot make the math behind the idea of doing more with less work, CCWA can help you identify areas for process improvement and give you the tools to implement change.

CCWA uses a whole-system approach that recognizes that changes made in one area of your business have an impact across the organization. Our interactive work sessions take employees from all areas of your company and guide them in exploring the concept and practical application of process improvement.

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Workplace Assessments: Measuring for Success

Workplace Assessments: Measuring for Success

Skill and technical competency are important success factors in any role; however, today many employers are telling us, “Give me someone with the right attitude and work ethic, and I can train them to do the job.”

Business magnate and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson writes, “There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team. If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.”

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Keep your rising stars at the top of their game

Keep your rising stars at the top of their game

You have just promoted some of your best frontline employees to leadership positions. How likely are they to succeed in their new roles? What would you do if you knew that 80 percent of frontline leaders fail?

It’s a startling statistic, but more often than not, good employees are promoted into manager roles without receiving any leadership training. The second annual “American Workforce” study calls managers “America’s most neglected employee” when it comes to training and development.

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