|Critical Thinking: Acting the Part
By Bob Abel, IPFW Faculty
|In today's business environment, improved employee performance is more critical than ever in contributing to an organization's success. But with reduced staffs and an uncertain future, how do we get more from employees who are likely at capacity already? The answer is that we work smarter, not harder, and use some key concepts of critical thinking to help get us there. In this second installment of a three-part series, Bob Abel - who is on the faculty of the Organizational Leadership and Supervision Division of IPFW -- sets the stage for implementing critical thinking at your organization. Read more.|
|Achieving T.R.U.E. Results
By Tamara Fay, IPFW Trainer
|Today's corporate managers and leaders need to use Trust, Respect, Understanding and Empathy (TRUE) to build and maintain productive relationships with both internal and external customers. In this article, Tamara K. Fay -- the Lead Instructor for Series III of the Supervisory and Leadership Development program that is being offered this winter and spring by the Division of Continuing Studies -- discusses how to use TRUE in your organization... Read the entire article.|
IPFW Alumni Insights
This article is the first in a series of Corporate Advantage columns featuring alumni of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) as they share their insight on a variety of topics related to business and organizational growth. We thank the IPFW Alumni Association for helping us identify community leaders for this column.
By Linda Buskirk, IPFW, MPA 1994
IPFW alumna Linda Buskirk (MPA, 1994) -- who is the president of Accountable Solutions, Inc. and periodically teaches "Strategic Planning for Nonprofits" in partnership with the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies -- compares the concept of thinking strategically with making New Year's resolutions. She also provides guidelines for using this tool to effect positive change in any organization. Read more.
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