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Julie Pastrick, Flagstaff Chamber CEO Interviews Sheryl Dawson on the Whole Life Profile

Sheryl Dawson, FacilitatorJulie Pastrick, CEO of Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce interviews Sheryl Dawson, CEO of Dawson Consulting Group, on Chamber Business Insights to discuss the Whole Life Profile assessment and workshop for individuals and couples.  Listen in to learn how you can bring balance to all aspects of your life and work for increased happiness and success.  Sheryl shares her personal story of how the Whole Life Profile has facilitated her wellness journey, business transition, and relocation to Flagstaff.  Julie asks Sheryl how listeners can overcome their challenges, navigate transitions and achieve their own goals for improved relationships and career success.  Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights into your unique “whole life profile” which reveals behavioral strengths, blind spots, and motivators so that you can achieve your physical, financial, psychological/emotional, relational, and spiritual goals for a more fulfilling life! Additional information and registration:

Julie Pastrick, Flagstaff Chamber CEO Interviews Sheryl Dawson on the Whole Life Profile
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Texas Business Radio Interview: Sheryl Dawson on Talent Imperatives for Business Results!

Matt Register with Texas Business Radio interviews Sheryl Dawson, CEO Dawson Consulting Group on the pressing talent issues organizations face in an expanding economic environment.

Enabling Innovation with the Help of Personality Trait Assessments

Electric bulb in woman handInnovation, Innovation, Innovation. It is hard to read a newspaper or business journal without finding an article on innovation or a reference to how companies must innovate to stay competitive. But the question that few articles address is how does a company become innovative or foster a culture of innovation?

Most will agree that people are the key to innovation, which raises yet another question – how do you know if someone is innovative? There is no easy way to identify innovative people from non-innovative people. Fortunately, there are critical traits found within people who are considered innovative leaders. This creates the opportunity to utilize personality trait assessments to identify those with the most innovative potential.
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How Do You Teach Delegation?


One of the fundamental learning objectives in most leadership development training programs is delegation. But how exactly do you go about teaching delegation? Most emerging leaders are identified as top prospects because they excel at performing specific tasks. Their competence is what fuels their success; but when promoted, they are suppose to let go and stop doing the very tasks they have been rewarded for performing well. For some, delegating those tasks to others is is easy; and for others, it is a perpetual struggle.

The challenge for HR and training professional is determining how easily someone will learn to delegate tasks, especially under a stressful environment.

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How a Personality Trait Assessment Helps Improve Communication

Blunt, Non-Diplomatic Communication

According to a recent Harris Poll … a stunning majority (69%) of the managers said that they’re often uncomfortable communicating with employees. Over a third (37%) of the managers said that they’re uncomfortable having to give direct feedback about their employees’ performance if they think the employee might respond negatively to the feedback.”

Effective communication is a core trait of leadership and there is an abundance of training materials, books, and articles designed to help leaders improve critical communication skills. Although communication training is a core emphasis within almost every leadership development program, the recent Harris Poll shows that a focus on effective communication skills alone is not enough to help managers and leaders learn how to effectively communicate. What is not provided in the training is the understanding and awareness of how different people react to critical feedback.

By knowing in advance how employees are likely to respond to critical feedback, managers are better able to prepare themselves and develop a plan that allows them to effectively utilize their communication training. Personality Trait Assessments are a valuable tool that can provide managers the insight they need to feel more comfortable communicating with employees and providing critical feedback.

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Improving Accountability within the Workplace


Forbes Magazine published an article on Accountability titled, “7 Ways to Build Accountable Organizations”. Within the article, the author posses the question:

Where do you need to invest your time and attention to build an environment of accountability?

This is a question many organizations ask themselves and consistently struggle to find the answer. A significant reason so many organizations are struggling to answer the question on accountability is because their primary focus is on process and they do not consider job fit.

The Forbes’ article on accountability effectively covers the core procedural elements necessary to be able to monitor and report on accountability: clearly defined job roles, mutually agreed upon tasks, positive incentives, consistent reviews, etc. However, the article like many other periodicals on accountability overlooks the significance of job fit.
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Leadership Consultant Margaret Morford on Navigating Office Politics for Career Success

Morford, Margaret pic 2010Margaret Morford is an organizational consultant, trainer, speaker, and author of leadership books including The Hidden Language of Business: Workplace Politics, Power & Influence.  A former attorney and human resource executive, Morford addresses how to navigate office politics regardless of your position and background for career success. Learn inside intelligence to:

  • Advance in your workplace;
  • Avoid common missteps that undermine success;
  • Apply positive political skills;
  • Maximize career advancement.

Margaret’s razor-sharp insights help identify who has real power and influence in your organization and how to develop your own career plan to achieve your goals.

For more from Margaret Morford, listen to the entire show on Monday, January 10, 2011, at 12pm EST/9am PST, or visit

To jumpstart your job search and career advancement today, visit for 7 FREE videos that will transform your career.

Dr. James Maas, Professor and Bestselling Author, and Consultant Rebecca Robbins on Sleep for Success

Dr Jim Maas  sm4 10Rebecca Robbins biopx Dr. James Maas is a professor of psychology at Cornell University, where he holds the world’s record for having taught more than 65,000 college students. Rebecca Robbins is the co-founder, with Dr. Maas, of the Sleep for Success consulting firm. Together they discuss everything you must know about sleep, but are too tired to ask! Learn how to accomplish more in less time with less stress and greater health. Executives, professionals, students, parents, athletes, children and senior citizens can improve their lives and performances literally overnight by

  • Developing excellent sleep habits;
  • Getting 8 or more hours of sleep each night;
  • Managing time better;
  • Taking power naps.

For more from Dr. James Maas and Rebecca Robbins, listen to the entire show or visit

To jumpstart your job search and career advancement today, visit for 7 FREE videos that will transform your career.

Dr. Robert Pennington: Managing the Stress of Change in Turbulent Times

Dr. Robert Pennington image Dr. Robert Pennington, executive coach and educational psychologist, walks the talk of someone who knows professionally and personally how to deal well with life’s challenges. He teaches individuals and groups how to:

  • Recognize stress quicker and move through it faster
  • Understand three definitions relating stress and change
  • Discover the Positive Opposite Possibility of Worry
  • Avoid up to 90% of stressful disagreements.

One of the top hurdles to overcoming change is resistance. Rob shares techniques to help you adapt to and embrace change.

For more from Dr. Robert Pennington, listen to the entire show.

To jumpstart your job search and career advancement today, visit for 7 FREE videos that will transform your career.

Donna Flagg, Consultant and Author of Surviving Dreaded Conversations

Donna Flagg author photoDonna Flagg, consultant and author of Surviving Dreaded Conversations: How to Talk Through Any Difficult Situation at Work, reveals dos and don’ts and easy-to-memorize scripts for the tongue-tied. She shares insights to help you communicate more effectively, including:

  • There is real value in being forthcoming and forthright
  • Communication is the most powerful tool at work
  • High emotions are what most often deteriorate the integrity of a conversation

Worrying about what someone might do or say creates barriers that can be difficult or even impossible to overcome.

While the thought of having a difficult work conversation is unpleasant, the experience doesn’t have to be. It’s all about telling the truth and being clear without always expecting to fight.

For more from Donna Flagg, listen to the show on Monday, May 3, at 12pm EST/9am PST or visit

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Now Playing:Craig Hickman, Bestselling Author of “The Insiders”

Craig Hickman image As an organizational consultant, Craig Hickman is expert in leadership practices. His newest book, “The Insiders,” is a thriller that exposes how those inside the world’s power structures have become enemies to those on the outside. The outsiders have been duped, exploited, and oppressed by the insiders. Hickman addresses the underlying reasons abuse of power and bad policy that threaten organizations and governments, and weaken democracy. Learn how personal and organizational accountability can create positive changes.

For more from Craig Hickman, listen to the entire show or visit

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An Innovative New Approach to Overcoming Stress with Bill Crawford, Ph.D.

Dr. Bill Crawford, psychologist, coach, trainer and author of Life from the Top of the Mind, offers a totally unique method of countering the debilitating effects of stress by showing individuals and groups how to use specific parts of the brain to access desired qualities and characteristics. He identifies this approach as shift from using the resistant and reactive brain, where the focus is on blame and resentment, to the receptive brain, where a person can access his/her clarity, confidence and creativity. With this method, you can learn how to:

  • Regain control in any situation;
  • Shift from the using lower 20% of the brain to the upper 80%;
  • Define yourself on purpose in any situation;
  • Bring this more purposeful perspective to all aspects of life.

For more from Dr. Crawford, listen to the entire show or visit

To jumpstart your job search and career advancement today, visit for 7 FREE videos that will transform your career.

Interview Like a Pro, and Get a Job Offer Every Time

Have you recently graduated from college or grad school, and are you getting lots of interviews but can’t seem to land a job offer? Is your interview rut dragging down your confidence and enthusiasm? For most new graduates – and most seasoned professionals – the interview is the single most challenging part of the entire job search campaign – except for perhaps negotiations. Unfortunately it is also without a doubt the most critical. So how can you ensure successful interviews that will secure job offers? The answer: develop and implement a winning interview strategy. It will a guarantee a job offer every time.

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Dr. Dan Harrison, International Leader in Behavioral Assessment: Achieving Career Success by Knowing Yourself

What makes some people prefer working in teams and some prefer independent project work? Why do some people thrive as engineers, while others are born to be writers? It is fascinating to think about the underlying preferences and behavioral traits that determine what careers best suit each of us. International leader in behavioral assessments, Dr. Dan Harrison (, shares his unique assessment instrument and how our behavioral preferences impact our career choices and performance success.
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Roadmap for Success: 7 Steps to Effective Change

With all the uncertainty and anxiety that pervade our thoughts and discussions about the economy, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the gloom-and-doom mentality and feel completely helpless. While layoffs and losses can erode confidence, to overcome and succeed we must not let them! We encourage everyone to put the past in the past and focus on the future. Dr. David Krueger, author of Roadmap for a New Wellness Story, shared with us how a systematic approach to change can empower us to achieve career and life goals.

Dave Krueger, M.D., is an Executive Mentor Coach and currently serves as the CEO of MentorPath (, an executive coaching, wellness, and publishing firm in Houston, Texas. He helps executive clients “write the next chapter of their business stories” by combining elements of psychology, neuroscience, and professional coaching into a comprehensive method for effecting change and achieving goals. Dr. Krueger is the author of over fifteen professional and trade books on self-development, wellness, and success, and he frequently gives keynote addresses nationally and internationally. His strategies look at success as both an art and a science, and in his coaching and writing he focuses on the principle of “mind over matter.” In the past Dr. Krueger has served as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and has practiced and taught both psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He has been listed among America’s Top Psychiatrists, and from 1996 until his retirement from practicing clinical psychiatry in 2002, he was listed in The Best Doctors in America. Additionally, he has founded and served as CEO for two healthcare corporations, and co-founded a third startup that began as a venture capital endeavor and eventually became a merger/acquisition.
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