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PCC Professional Development and Training - Fall Registration is Open

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 15, 2019

Our personal and professional development courses offered this Fall provide advanced training in communication skills, motivating others, leadership and real estate, among other subjects.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership

8 Key Qualities for Successful Supervisors

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 09, 2019

Supervisors play an integral role in the organizational structure and hierarchy of a company. They help manage other employees in the process of carrying out their daily tasks and ensure business operations run smoothly and efficiently.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership, Coaching

Coaching: A Leadership Skill that Belongs in Your Intellectual Trophy Case

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 08, 2019

By Michelle Brubaker

“We’re way past big speech time” said Coach Norman Dale in the renowned 1986 sports film Hoosiers, based upon a small-town Indiana basketball team that made it to the state finals.

The coach, portrayed by actor Gene Hackman, knew that it wouldn’t be a motivational pep talk to a bunch of underdogs that led to victory. The championship would be the result of ongoing leadership bringing individuals together to achieve a common goal. 

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Topics: Leadership, Coaching, Interpersonal Communication

July Professional Development Courses at PCC

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 03, 2019

July courses offered by PCC Professional Development and Training are great introductions for developing leaders, or delectable refreshers for those who've been at it awhile.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Leadership, Project Management, Coaching

It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It (and 4 Other Effective Communication Tips)

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 03, 2019

In work and life, effective communication is a critical piece to successful relationships, leadership, and growth. There are communication challenges that can trip up any professional — like reacting instead of responding, treating everyone the same, or assuming your message is understood. And today’s many outlets for communication — like email, text messages, social media, and instant messaging — can actually make communication more complicated, rather than easier.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some wise words that offer practical advice for effective communication.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership

The 3 C's of Successful Leadership

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on June 18, 2019

The success of any business or organization is cultivated from the top, down. Competent and skillful leadership is critical to boosting productivity, maximizing efficiency, and achieving business goals – whether an organization consists of two or 200 people. Successful and effective leadership directly impacts employee engagement and performance, which is essential for businesses to grow and thrive.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Leadership

Make More Sales at Holiday Markets: Part 1

The Holidays are such an important time of year for small businesses. For many, especially in retail, the Holidays may make or break the entire financial year. Craft fairs and holiday markets have become popular among both consumers and small businesses during this time. But are businesses doing all they can to maximize their retail sales from holiday markets?

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Topics: Small Business, Retail, Leadership, Management, Starting a Business, Growing a Business

Company Culture Is More Than a Mission Statement

We get it, not all companies can be Google, offering complimentary laundry services, haircuts, gourmet meals, nap pods, swimming pools... We can go on but you get the idea. Google discovered early on that a happy employee is a productive employee. When you can hold on to great employees, it means less time and money spent on recruitment and training. And keeping those employees happy? That will translate to your bottom line. Read on to discover why company culture is MUCH more than just a mission statement.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Leadership, Growing a Business

4 HR Skills for Every Manager

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on April 24, 2018

As a manager, you are the first line of defense when it comes to addressing day-to-day HR issues before they become serious. However, it’s important to arm yourself with the necessary skills to empower your team and avoid possible legal headaches. In this post, we’ll take a look at four leadership skills that are essential for promoting effective teamwork.

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Topics: Leadership, Management, Leaders

How to Effectively Manage Political Conversations in Your Workplace

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on May 18, 2017

As political polarization has gotten steadily worse over the last few election cycles, so too has political tension in the workplace. In the close quarters of a work environment, political differences, especially when combined with the pressures of work, have the potential to get out of control. Fewer than a quarter of employers have formal, written policies on political conversations in the workplace. So, it’s important to have an understanding of the management skills that can help you handle these conversations before they escalate into heated debates. We’ve put together some management communication tips to help you do that.

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Topics: Professional Development, Communications, Leadership, Management

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