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GUEST ARTICLES ARCHIVE
Indispensable, Irreplaceable You
April 2015

6 Tips to Creating Peerless Value at Work

By DeEtta Jones

The Most Desired Skills of the Future
March 2015

“Three Practices to Communicate, Engage and Influence People”

By Nathan Jamail

Medium vs. Low Voltage Technology For Multi-Megawatt Electric Heating Systems
February 2015

Medium voltage technology greatly reduces installation, operating, and maintenance cost for a multitude of thermal processes throughout an entire facility.

By Mark Wheeler and Christopher Molnar

Rethink Employee Retention
January 2015

7 Guidelines for Engaging and Accommodating Your Older Staff

By Ruth Crocker

GPS Your Career: Tools and Tips to Get You Where You Want to Go
December 2014

Over 300 women scientists, engineers, educators, and other professionals attended the second annual Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Conference in October. Talent management consultant Mary Schaefer offered a speech…

By Mary Schaefer

Are You A Reluctant Leader?
November 2014

Do you know someone who is very comfortable doing a job that has no leadership dimension, even though you just know they will thrive as a leader?

By Walt Grassl

Be an Authentic Rock Star Communicator: Four Tips
October 2014

Investors in a hotel meeting room wait to hear presentations from two utility CEOs, a widely-followed financial analyst and a respected portfolio manager. The CEOs start. Each one shows PowerPoint slides that illustrate their large companies’ “bright futures.” As they speak, people in the audience read Blackberries and Wall Street Journals.

By L.J. Rittenhouse, CEO Rittenhouse Rankings

Identify Your Employees by the Theory of 21
September 2014

“For every person who will say yes, there are twenty who will say no. For a positive response you must find the twenty-first person.” – The Theory of 21

By Chuck Reaves

Seven Tips for Hiring “A Players”
August 2014

Your business doesn’t run itself. The quality of your organization depends on the quality of your team—a motivated, energized staff is the key to companywide success. You want A Players, those colleagues who contribute disproportionately to the advancement and profitability of the organization.

By Richard J. Bryan

Top 10 Presentation Skills Challenges Your Sales Team Is Not Telling You!
July 2014

The biggest challenge for a newer sales team might be how they actually feel when they give their presentations. Many first time speakers want to feel confident, want to engage their audience, and want to feel good about actually giving their presentation. But how is this achieved?

By Scott Topper

5 Qualities of a Lasting Leader
June 2014

Leadership isn’t just something you do, it’s someone you become. But that requires a personal transformation, not just a personal agenda.

By Barry Banther

Are You Talkin’ to Me?
May 2014

In today’s corporate world, leaders need excellent communication skills. Many are being asked to do more with fewer resources while also dealing with the stresses of a corporation that is downsizing and/or tightening budgets.

By Ted Gorski

Constructive Confrontation in the Workplace: Three Things to Keep in Mind
April 2014

To successfully navigate workplace conflict, managers must be able to confront team members in a positive, productive manner.

By Tomás Garza

Leading in Crisis: The Four Traps of Decision Making
March 2014

Leadership in crisis is ultimately about decision making. Other critical steps, such as recognizing and isolating the crisis prepare you to make decisions, while the deployment of resources are based on the decisions made by the leader.

By Lucien Canton

WESTMORELAND COUNTY - A SUCCESSFUL MASTER SEWER SYSTEM PLAN FOLLOWED TO COMPLETION
February 2014

In 1995, Resource International, Ltd (Resource) was retained by Westmoreland County to develop a plan for collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater throughout the County. Prior to this study, there were no County-owned and maintained wastewater collection or treatment systems.

Written by Charles Riedlinger, P.E. and Norm Risavi, County Administrator


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