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Mary Bradbury Jones

Mary Bradbury Jones is a Training and Organizational Development expert who has spent over 25 years helping individuals and organizations learn, grow and develop. Mary has a Masters in Human Resources Development and a graduate certificate in Organizational Development. She has worked in a variety of industries - Retail, Hospitality, Financial, and Academia -working one on one with organizations to help them implement learning and development initiatives, develop leaders, execute change, and build learning organizations. Prior to coming to PCC, Mary was the Dean of the School of Business at Marylhurst University where she remains a faculty member. She teaches classes in management, leadership, and organizational behavior.

Recent Posts

5 Ways You Can Take Control Over Your Career Path and Get Unstuck

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on February 23, 2017

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a working professional, you might find yourself feeling stuck when it comes to your career. Perhaps you’ve become complacent at your current level of achievement; you aren’t advancing, and you aren’t honing the skills you have or picking up new ones because there’s neither the requirement nor challenge to do so. If your professional development has plateaued, then it’s time to follow in the footsteps of the most successful professionals and entrepreneurs and take control of your career path. Today’s post discusses five important methods you can use to start doing so.

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Topics: Professional Development

Grow Your Business Knowledge by Following these Online Resources in 2017

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on February 15, 2017

One of the biggest perks of the digital age is quick and easy access to knowledge that can help your small business grow. These resources are often free, giving you an affordable education in topics from marketing and contracting, to creating business credit.

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Topics: Professional Development

Tips for Becoming a Better Decision Maker in Business and in Life

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on February 02, 2017

Making sound decisions throughout life and business is an acquired skill. Much like picking up a new language or training in a sport, your business will run more efficiently if you know when to hold a meeting, which vendor to go with, or if it’s worth spending the money on improving a certain process.

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Topics: Professional Development

5 Plays Every Manager Should Be Running When Coaching Employees

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on January 24, 2017

When managing a team, the players (employees) look to their coach (manager) for leadership, guidance, and support when approaching a game or a project. To keep the team motivated and performing at its best, it’s up to the coach to draw out the skills that make each individual unique and use that to your company’s advantage. Here are some management tips when coaching employees in the workplace:

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Topics: Professional Development, Management

10 Ways Your Business Will Grow When You Train Your Team Time Management Skills

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on January 20, 2017

As the old adage goes, “time is money,” so being able to effectively manage your time is an important asset in both your personal and professional life. Especially in this day and age, there are many things competing for our attention. Think about it, how many times throughout the day do you get distracted or derailed in getting done what you set out to accomplish?

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Topics: Professional Development, Management

4 Signs That Unethical Leadership Could Be Negatively Impacting Company Success

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on January 18, 2017

There’s an old saying that “a fish rots from the head down.” Nowhere can this be truer than in the business world. From huge corporations, to small business, leadership at all levels sets the tone for any organization. If any of that leadership is unethical, it will more than likely have a trickle-down effect to the rest of the company.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership

How to Be a Stronger Leader by Mastering the Art of Delegation

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on December 29, 2016

Do you want to be a stronger leader? In today’s world, too many of us think leading means doing it all on our own — everything from making the “To Do” lists to checking each task off on those lists. But that’s a recipe for burnout! Most strong leaders don’t do everything on their own; they delegate. The power of accepting help can help you become a strong leader by enabling you to work less and do more.

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Topics: Professional Development, Communications, Leadership, Management

How Strengthening Your Problem Solving Skills Can Make You a Better Decision Maker

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on December 28, 2016

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be really good at problem-solving, while others struggle to make decisions? Did you know that when you strengthen your problem-solving skills, it can actually help you learn how to make better decisions? That’s because you’ll gain the confidence, acquire the analytical skills, and develop the creativity you need to be able to make predictions about the results of different solutions. We’ve put together some of the best ways to strengthen your problem-solving skills and become a more confident decision-maker.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership, Management

The Cost of Turnover: Are You Planning for Large and Small Personnel Changes with Succession Planning?

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on December 22, 2016

When a key employee is promoted or leaves their position for any reason, a business needs to have a dependable, knowledgeable employee that can take their place. Even so, many businesses do not have a procedure in place to formally handle these types of large personnel changes. However, succession planning can be key to smooth transitions while capturing certain benefits and avoiding pitfalls such as the cost of turnover that results from any large or small personnel changes.

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness

The 4 Skills You Need to be an Effective and Memorable Networker

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on November 29, 2016

While it can seem daunting, building a strong network is pivotal to success in your professional life. You need reliable connections that can help you or your business grow. Even if you are not the most outgoing person, you can develop the skills you need to be an effective and memorable networker.

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Topics: Professional Development, Communications

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