|Issue: 14||Fall 2013|
As we put together content for this newsletter, Indiana is experiencing a rare combination of winter blizzard conditions and record-cold temperatures that closed down the IPFW campus. Having an unexpected moment of downtime like this provides us with an opportunity to pause and reflect on our goals for the coming year.
--Gary Schott, Director of Entrepreneurship & Corporate Training, IPFW Division of Continuing Studies - 260-399-1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IPFW would like to thank the following companies for choosing us as a corporate training partner since 2009.Alconex
Allen County Public Library
Allen County Government
Fort Wayne Metals
Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
Indiana Physical Therapy
Kosciusko County Community Foundation
Lincoln Financial Group
Maple Leaf Farms
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Lutheran Life Villages
Do It Best
Aging & In-Home Services
In a human organization, the incumbent of any job needs to develop a set of specified competencies in order to execute her/his duties effectively and achieve the expected results, to be successful. It follows that the more complex the nature of the job, the more multi-faceted the set of competencies involved.
The work of an organizational leader is one of those intricate ones. Its complexity stems from the fact that what managers do, regardless of the technical side of the organization they are in charge of, is to get results from people and with people. That peculiarity of the organizational leader's job makes the development of those competencies a lot more challenging than other, non-managerial jobs. But, it is worth asking: What is a competency? And what competencies are required for a managerial job?
This brief article seeks to answer the questions at the end of the previous paragraph, with the purpose of contributing to a reflection on the nature of the work of an organizational leader, regardless of his or her level in the organization.
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Hitting the Bottom Line: What's Love Got to Do with It?
In my line of work, the word love is rarely used. Love, they say, is inappropriate. In the eyes of many, it's also a sign of weakness. Profit, after all, is the call of the day. Destroy your competition and control your people. It's all about the win, baby!
But author/entrepreneur Joel Manby makes a convincing case for the role that love can play in helping a business succeed. As he states, "…there's a better way to lead than simply 'hitting the numbers' and caring only about the bottom line. I can tell you unequivocally that there is a better way, and this way is leading with love."
IPFW Alumni Insights
Eric N. Johnson is a native of Farmington, Michigan, a small community outside of Detroit, who moved to Fort Wayne and graduated from South Side High School in 1966. He completed a B.A. in mass communications at IPFW in 1975, with a minor in radio and television production. In 1980, Johnson joined Ad Lab, a local company formerly affiliated with McJon Photo and Fujifilm USA. Over the years, Ad Lab evolved from a hands-on photo-processing and graphic design firm where everything was done manually to a full-service advertising agency with six employees utilizing the latest technology. Throughout this evolutionary process, Johnson—who became the manager and owner of Ad Lab (now known as Ad Lab Advertising & Marketing Services)—learned to embrace change to sustain the business as one of the area's oldest advertising and marketing firms serving a growing list of impressive clientele.
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In need of training to elevate your company to the next level of excellence or teach your employees specific skills needed for future growth expectations? IPFW’s Corporate Training specializes in providing your company with a competitive advantage through training specifically tailored to your needs. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” or “one-for-all” training programs that attempt to fit your needs into their existing courses, we conduct a thorough needs analysis and custom-design a program specifically for you. We provide training at your site or ours, carefully choose the right instructor from our vast network of community experts, and customize the training manual and hands-on instruction for your unique needs. What’s more, we can schedule the training on your timeline, when it’s least likely to impact operational and production goals.
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