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New Year, New Development Goals

December 16, 2013 - 1:51 pm

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Traditionally the new year is a time for reflection and goal-setting for the future. You may have done this for yourself, it’s important to also plan for your company and your employees. A recent Gallup study showed that lack of career advancement opportunities was the most common reason for employee leaving organizations, being cited by […]

Dear Santa, What Our Business Really Needs This Year

December 16, 2013 - 1:50 pm

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If St. Nick Could Solve Your Business Dilemmas, What Would You Ask for this Year? Children from around the world are putting the final touches on their letters to Santa Claus. What if Santa granted your business wishes this year? Instead of a new fire truck, he delivered an engaged workforce? And instead of a […]

Reservations Open for Oct. 22 Emotional and Social Intelligence Workshop

September 30, 2013 - 9:41 am

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FREE For Professionals Looking To Learn More About This Important Topic For Their Organizations Reserve Your Seat Now; Limited Space Available Numerous studies confirm utilizing Emotional and Social Intelligence in the workplace results in an increase in productivity and efficiency, more engaged employees, more creative teams and more nimble management. But … what exactly is Emotional […]

Increasing Emotional Intelligence Just Makes “Cents”

September 30, 2013 - 9:40 am

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Daniel Goleman first brought Emotional Intelligence from the academic ivory tower into the world of business with his 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. In a more recent book, he draws on over two hundred studies, done in various countries, and finds that emotional competence accounts for two-thirds to four-fifths […]

Manager/ Supervisor Training Nov. 13-14

September 30, 2013 - 9:38 am

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Back by popular demand, NorthStar360 will be offering another two-day training program to help frontline managers and supervisors manage more effectively on Nov. 13 & 14 at the Hampton Inn in Munster, Ind. Managers and supervisors of frontline employees have a significant impact on performance, in fact a larger impact than managers at any other […]

No Tricks, Just Treats! The Recognition Your Employees Value Most

September 30, 2013 - 9:37 am

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Trick or Treat? Well, that’s a dumb question. Who wouldn’t want the treat? Your employees included. Everyone wants to feel appreciated and receive a simple thanks or a pat on the back. But how are we as organizations recognizing our employees’ efforts? Forbes just completed an extensive study to evaluate employee recognition, and this Halloween, […]

Thon Joins NorthStar360 Team

September 5, 2013 - 10:35 am

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Long time NWI leader and educator Bill Thon and Dyer-based training and development company, NorthStar360, are proud to announce a strategic partnership. Thon is no stranger to training and, in fact, spent more than eight years as the Executive Director of the Corporate College for Ivy Tech Community College/ Northwest. Additionally, he served 17 years […]

Emotional and Social Intelligence Event Oct 22

September 5, 2013 - 10:29 am

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NorthStar360 to host complimentary workshop to discover the benefits of utilizing EI/ SI in the workplace Emotional and Social Intelligence is “all the buzz” in employee development these days. But what exactly does it mean? How can it benefit my employees? What impact does it have on our business? For any business that would like […]

Renew Your Focus with Time Management Tips

September 5, 2013 - 10:28 am

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Labor Day has come and gone; the symbolic “end of summer.”  Many of us will reluctantly turn our attention away from summer recreations and will approach our work with renewed focus. Autumn brings a relentless schedule of deadlines, meetings and other challenges. Preparing a time management strategy is one way to improve our overall personal […]

Labor Day Pays Tribute to American Workers

September 5, 2013 - 10:26 am

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This symbolic “End of Summer” is an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during a dismal time for American workers. As you reflect on your long weekend, barbecues, parties and parades; be thankful for the workers who organized to make working conditions safer and more comfortable. In the late 1800s, at the height […]