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Dispelling Myths Around Disability and the Workforce

By Lori Daly on Sep 23, 2020 1:25:32 PM

My name is Lori Daly.  I formed Diversifi Consulting Group (DiversifiCG), a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE ®) to provide employment best practices and disability awareness based on my unique experiences and understanding as a recruiter, manager, and person with a disability.

This year marks an important milestone: the 30th Anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights legislation to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities.

What do you think of when you hear the word “disability”?

As a person with a disability, I can attest to how challenging it is for people with disabilities to receive support, dispel the myths and perceptions around disability, and feel they have a safe space to ask for help. And I understand the fears and misperceptions from employers to hire someone with a disability.

Why should you care? 

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Learning about #RootCauseRacism

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Aug 11, 2020 8:01:50 PM

UPDATED:  Additional #RootCauseRacism post links added. 

Although #COVID-19 may be the over-arching theme of 2020, #racism has been catapulted back into our collective awareness. With #BLM, protests, 24/7 news coverage, and numerous articles, books, documentaries, and discussions at the forefront right now, finding a logical, cohesive starting point for learning about systemic racism can seem impossible. We humbly suggest this one:  #RootCauseRacism

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Tech Leadership 4.0: Leading in a Technologically Driven World

By Angela Barbosa on Aug 5, 2020 8:56:46 AM

We are excited to share the new book Tech Leadership 4.0: Leading in a Technologically Driven World from our friend and colleague Michael A. Anleitner of Livonia Technical Services! It's a fascinating exploration of leadership in the "Fourth Wave" of the industrial revolution.

Co-authored with Rob Pasick, PhD, the book provides an in-depth guide to developing the skills needed to become a successful Fourth Wave leader and how to develop and follow a leadership action plan that turns your personal vision and mission into reality.

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Production Boards & Peanut Brittle

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on May 27, 2020 1:08:44 PM

During quarantine, we’ve all had to get back to basics with many things. At our house, that has included eating at home more, which, of course, means cooking more. We are both great cooks, but we rarely seem to have time to make our meals at home. So, while we have a repertoire of meals that we create from memory, this time is different, so, let's try some new things. Or, as it turned out, some old things.

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Tips & Tricks: Whiteboard vs Sharpie

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on May 14, 2020 2:51:46 PM

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Caught in a Fixed Mindset

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on May 12, 2020 9:32:47 AM

I got caught with the fixed mindset. How about you?

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Lean & Green

By Angela Barbosa on Apr 22, 2020 4:42:58 PM

Earth Day feels odd this year. With much of the U.S. and Europe still in #stayathome mode, the internet is flooded with images of crystal clear canals in Venice, smog-free skies in L.A., and the shrinking "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. For all of the devastation wrought on humanity by COVID-19, our collective efforts to #flattenthecurve have Mother Earth breathing at least a temporary sigh of relief. 

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Park Avenue Solutions Workshops & Events | Early 2020 Edition

By Angela Barbosa on Jan 16, 2020 1:20:52 PM

We're getting off to a busy start in 2020 here at Park Avenue Solutions! Our team and partners across the U.S. have booked several conferences, workshops, and training sessions. Come join us, or contact us if you'd like to set up a special training session for your organization!
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Thanksgiving Standardized

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Nov 26, 2019 3:12:04 PM

Standardizing your processes can create repeatable and reproducible results. We know that standardizing can make you more efficient by reducing or eliminating non-value added activities. Why wouldn't we want to do that so that we can spend more time with her family? Isn't that what the holidays are all about?

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Welcome to the PAS Blog

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Nov 26, 2019 11:07:25 AM

At Park Avenue Solutions, our mission is to Empower Excellence in people, processes, and organizations. Using the tools and methods of continuous improvement, such as Lean, Kata, Agile, Six Sigma, Quality, and Leadership Development, we work with organizations to  create happier employees, ecstatic clients, and superior results.

That's why our goal with this blog is to build a forum where people can read, use, and share information, ideas, and tools to help anyone working in, interested in, or tasked with improvement for their organization. Yes, that means anyone. Because at one level or another, improvement is part of everyone’s job description.

In the timeless words of one of the most famous coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi, "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.“ 

We look forward to chasing perfection with you!

 

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