In a Gig Economy One Woman Works to Engage and Connect!

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  In March of 2000 Nanci Appleman-Vassil had been laid-off for the second time in 2 years. With an education in psychology, education and counseling, she had built a career in corporate training, development and human resources. She had begun to notice a trend, during the down-turn in the economy organizations were looking to trim… Read more »

Five Things to do to Identify and Retain Fantastic Talent!

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Identifying, hiring, training and retaining great talent is quite the investment in time and can be costly to the bottom line. Retaining great people once you have hired them is key to any organization’s success. 1.Ability to Articulate Past Accomplishments and Challenges It is important that the perspective candidate can articulate their expertise with confidence… Read more »

Everything DiSC Workplace® Facilitator Certification

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Kids are out of school soon but you can learn a new set of skills! APLS Group is delivering a live workshop, Everything DiSC Workplace® Facilitator Certification, June 6-7, in Raleigh, NC. We are offering summer discount rate of $1995 (reg $2495) for the Certification class and $995 (reg $1195) for materials kit. 15 PDCs @SHRM… Read more »

Productive Conflict

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Conflict at work can be extremely stressful for the parties involved. During a conflict situation, it’s easy and natural to fall into the trap of blaming the other person, with negative emotions clouding judgement. That is why having a toolkit for taking blame out of the equation and replacing it with understanding and accountability can… Read more »

Five Crucial Steps for Team Building

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An organization is only as good as its teamwork. While it’s tempting to blame individuals for dysfunction, neglecting to take the steps to build a cohesive team is often the root cause behind a team’s failing, or even simply lackluster, performance. A helpful toolkit we use at APLS Group for understanding foundational behaviors for team… Read more »

APLS Sponsors Women’s Event

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Learn how to manifest your dreams and goals in a fun environment! Supplies, food, and wine are all included!!! We are excited to have @traveling.gastronomist lead our yoga session and Author Catherine Scott-Pain,Survival,and Overcoming as our motivational speaker! Learn a simple way to make a powerful vision board. As you are creating your board enjoy tasting some… Read more »

How to Succeed at New Year’s Resolutions

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  The beginning of the new year is a time to pause and think about what we would like for ourselves in the future. Many, if not most of us, at least contemplate New Year’s resolutions, if only to dismiss them as inevitably bound to fail. In fact, some of us have already resigned ourselves… Read more »

Top Three Reasons to Build a Culture of Gratitude at Work

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You’ve probably heard of the many benefits of gratitude in your personal life — increased feelings of happiness, improved relationships, better mental health, better immune function and sleep, even improved cardiovascular health — but you may not have realized how it can benefit your organization. Building affirmation and recognition into your organization’s culture will enable… Read more »

How Adaptable Leaders Bring out the Best in Employees

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The people in your organization deserve competent leadership, but it’s not always obvious how to cultivate leadership potential. Fortunately, there is clear framework than can help employees develop their effectiveness as leaders: situational leadership.   Developed  by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard, situational leadership adapts to the demands of a specific situation. Leaders who employ… Read more »