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Date registered: July 30, 2011

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  1. Focusing on Strengths — April 19, 2016
  2. How to Establish New Habits — April 5, 2016
  3. Studying? — January 11, 2016
  4. A Whole New Year! — January 4, 2016
  5. Turkey and Water — December 18, 2015

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Apr 19

Focusing on Strengths


Great Leaders Focus on Strengths Research conducted by Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman indicates there are five clusters of strengths that should be developed in order to be perceived as a great leader. In our Effective Utility Management workshops, our participants conduct a Strengths & Weaknesses Assessment  and are encouraged to focus on developing their …

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Apr 05

How to Establish New Habits


Change your habits and you can change your life. This is a strong statement, but it’s true.  The Habit poem is a great reminder of this truth.  I’ve seen it in my own life and I’ve seen it in many of the individuals I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years.  Aristotle said …

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Jan 11


Have you signed up for your certification exam? Or are you just thinking about it for now? You may want to act quickly; exam registrations are only open for a short window of time. Meanwhile, here’s a short video for you to enjoy:   Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see math videos and …

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Jan 04

A Whole New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were full of celebration and time with your loved ones. What are your goals in 2016? At American Water College, our goal is to help you reach your goals. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your license, gain a new certification, or begin an entirely new career in water …

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Dec 18

Turkey and Water

Did you ever wonder how much water your turkey dinner requires? Wonder no more! Turkeys need between 10 and 17 gallons of water per week. Depending on how large your turkey is, you’re probably looking at between 370 gallons and 504 gallons. Of course, there are environmental factors to consider and the growth of the …

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Dec 16

Knowledge Management History: Part One

This week and next we’ll cover a very brief history of Knowledge Management. The modernly accepted concept of capturing and storing knowledge for workplace development can be traced back to the 1970s, and has been refined over the last few decades. In order for knowledge to be powerful, it must first be captured, implemented and …

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Dec 14

Counting Down…

There are only 17 days left in 2015! It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over, isn’t it? During these last couple of weeks, most of us will take the time to reflect back on our year’s accomplishments and achievements. Or, perhaps these last few weeks are the opportunity to finish up a few …

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Dec 11

Holiday Food Prep

butter rolls

What’s your favorite holiday meal? Are there any family recipes that hold special memories for you? What role does water play in those recipes? Whether I’m making a JellO salad or a chicken soup with my own chicken stock, or just adding water to a gravy packet, the holidays would be pretty difficult without a …

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Dec 09

The Power of Knowledge

Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied. -Dale Carnegie What is Knowledge? The word knowledge is often confused for information or data. The dictionary defines knowledge as: Fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association. Knowledge management, however, is a program or system designed to create, capture, share and leverage …

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Dec 07

Work and Holidays

water christmas tree

With only a few weeks left before the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons, people often don’t stop to think about the operators who keep the public water and sewage systems on-line and functional during their vacation time. Working through the holidays can be a pain, but we’re all thankful that someone does. Also, with …

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