Engagement at Work: Good for Employees, Great for Business
BARBARA ASHBAUGH, CPLP
OWNER:The Pleasure of Your CompanyTM Engagement at Work
What is Good for People is Great for Business
Barbara Ashbaugh leads CEO Peer Advisory Boards. Working closely with CEOs, presidents, business owners and managing partners, she engages executives to take their businesses to the next level.
Each member of a Vistage Group wants to grow their business, is eager to explore new ideas and fresh perspectives, welcomes insights and feedback from their peers, and is accountable for making changes to achieve their desired results.
Barbara expertly guides high performing business leaders to frame issues, limit tangents and ensure accountability in the group. She is all about helping others build great businesses (or greater businesses).
The hallmark of a Vistage Group is Issue Processing -- a structured, thorough and efficient approach to helping members think through the dynamics of a challenge. Issue Processing forces group members to push beyond assumptions and get to the real issues.
Vistage work pays off. Through facilitated discussions with knowledgeable executives, members turn What to do? into What to do.
Vistage membership is exclusive, and only non-competing businesses may be in a group. If you would like to know how to get started with Vistage, send Barb an email at Barbara.Ashbaugh@Vistage.com.
Barbara Ashbaugh is also the President and CEO of The Pleasure of Your Company™
(TPOYC), a performance management consulting and training firm in
Dallas, TX. Known for practical and cost-effective approaches and
solutions to business challenges, she has more than 22 years of
experience conducting employee engagement, leadership development and
talent management training. Clients include companies of all sizes, from
Fortune 100 corporations to small privately held businesses. Barb
established TPOYC to increase the awareness and application of
sophisticated human capital management tools to improve the performance
and engagement of employees. Services like selection testing, competency development, employee engagement surveys and 360 feedback -- combined with Wiley/Inscape Everything DiSC Profiles and Adventures in
Attitudes, Vital Learning Leadership Series, and Dr. Edward de Bono’s
Six Thinking Hats -- all contribute to improving human performance and
the currency of the company.
According to Now, Discover Your Strengths, Barbara’s
approach to consulting is strategic. She can sort through the clutter
and find the best route avoiding paths that lead straight to resistance.
The strategic theme is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct
way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. Her
perspective allows her to see patterns where others simply see
complexity. Mindful of these patterns, she will play out alternatives by
asking questions and culling through information and making selections
until she arrives at the chosen path. Her partnerships with clients and
her strategic approach leads to success when identifying performance
problems, finding the right business strategy, creating effective teams,
involving people in decisions that affect them, coaching employees
through change, dealing with management resistance, and stimulating
NEED A SPEAKER?
With years of leadership training experience under her belt, Barb has seen it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. She has stories to share that will make you laugh and stories to share that will make you a better leader. Barb has been a much sought after speaker for international conferences, professional associations and companies who want to boost the expertise of their leadership. You may contact her to speak at your event.
From Burned Out to Fired Up!
Unmet expectations . . . broken promises . . . inept boss . . . no hope for the future? Those are the stressful dreaded feelings that emanate from a boss that is suffering from the SOB paradox.
By the time most of us reach the place in our careers where we have the privilege of leading other people, we may have experienced some burn out or worse yet, our enthusiasm was doused by a fire hose. Our brain may have smoldered trying to determine if our career was turning into a 5-alarm fire. We tell ourselves when we are leaders we will do much better. We will be transparent and build trust with others. The problem is that we may have picked up some bad habits.
Poor leaders are the #1 reason for a disengaged workforce. We all want to be engaging and great leaders. So put on your turnout gear and come learn the secrets of leadership success so your team doesn’t have to suffer from the backdraft you may unintentionally create. Come and discover how your approach to leadership can fire up a positive, committed, and passionate team. It is never too late to change.
Barbara Ashbaugh, CPLP and CEO of The Pleasure of Your Company, will give you a sense of what matters most. Building engagement at work through the work of leaders is good for people and great for business!
Engaging Employees -- Business Training from The Pleasure of Your Company™
Successful organizations understand the value of employee engagement.
Workers who understand the business’ goals and operations -- and are
involved in planning and decision-making -- increase productivity and
morale. Corporations, government agencies and non-profits all benefit
from engaged employees. Engagement at work is good for employees and
great for business.
Employee Engagement Surveys – TPOYC Survey Planning and Assessment
One of the first steps in increasing employees’ engagement is surveying
the staff, to establish a baseline and identify strengths and
weaknesses. The Pleasure of Your Company™ has extensive
experience in designing, conducting and analyzing engagement surveys,
and can develop an employee survey project tailored to your
organization’s needs. Call us today to discuss your goals and
Leadership Development from The Pleasure of Your Company™
TPOYC has conducted leadership development training for companies of all
sizes, from Fortune 500 corporations to small start-ups. We are located
in Dallas, Texas and serve clients throughout the United States. TPOYC
specializes in preparing executives, mid-level and first-time managers
to be successful in goal setting, motivation, interpersonal
relationships and team dynamics. We utilize proven methods and advanced
training tools including Everything DiSC leadership development products from Wiley/Inscape Publishing. Clients also engage The Pleasure of Your Company™ to assist in enhancing their employee selection and hiring process, competency development and executive succession strategy.
TPOYC Employee Assessment and Performance Management Training Courses
Our approach to employee engagement, leadership development and talent
management is centered on the use of proven human capital management
tools and courses. In addition to HRM consulting services and human
resources manager training, The Pleasure of Your Company™ offers
classroom and online DiSC profile assessment, as well as individual
contributor and manager development courses from Vital Learning, Six
Thinking hats and 20/20 Insight. These products provide both the
quantitative and qualitative information needed to engage employees and
improve management’s effectiveness.
The Pleasure of Your Company™ Talent Management Courses
In conjunction with workforce surveys and leadership development
courses, TPOYC also works closely with clients’ senior executives and
human resources departments to enhance their internal capabilities in
these areas. We offer specialized courses and coaching for HR managers
and executives overseeing human resources functions to plan, conduct and
evaluate the strategy and activities of the HR organization.
The Pleasure of Your Company™
(TPOYC) is a subsidiary
of Ashbaugh’s Trade Secrets, LLC -- perennially one of the top 5%
global distributors of Inscape DiSC assessment tools, courses and software. In
addition to the full line of Everything DiSC profile and classroom-based
products, TPOYC offers classroom and online training courses and tools
Learning, Pfeiffer Training, Anderson-davis, Six Thinking Hats and CRK Interactive.
The Pleasure of Your Company™ (TPOYC) -- Dallas, TX -- (972) 442-9000
Serving Greater Dallas, Houston, San Antonio Austin and Other U.S. Cities
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