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Apr 19

Focusing on Strengths

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

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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

Studying?

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 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 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 02

Knowledge Management Series

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Today we begin a series of blog posts centered on Knowledge Management. Today’s culture and workplace thrive on knowledge. The old adage says, “Knowledge is power.” But knowledge can only be translated into power if it is organized and applied.  At American Water College, we believe that “applied knowledge is power.”   Organizations that allow …

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Nov 18

Changing Management Training

Training and Development on the Mechanism of Metal Gears.

‘Tis the season…for training! American Water College is pleased to present regional management classroom training in Sonoma County, California, this week!   Much like the inner gears of a machine, the relationship between management and operations are a closely-knit relationship that requires both sides working in sync. When managers and leaders in the organization have …

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Nov 13

Bottled Water and Tap Water: A Brief Comparison

Happy Friday! Last week on our Facebook page we posted a comparison between bottled water production and tap water production. If you haven’t seen it yet, hop on over and take a look! The standards and regulations in place for tap water delivery are stringent, while the standards for bottled water are considerably less so. …

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Nov 06

Leadership and Communication

Effective Communication

Every good leader must possess good communication skills. In order to maintain a good work environment, it is crucial that those in leadership learn and practice good communication habits. Our Leadership Training Program provides tools for communicating effectively with different personality types, diffusing emotional issues and highly-charged conversational topics, and communicating in a way that …

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