Get To Know The Professional Development Team!

Welcome to The Professional Development Team Blog!  We will use this forum to write about leadership topics, as well as thoughts regarding business processes in the Four States area.  While blogs are meant to be a one-way method of communication, we hope you will take the time to comment on our posts.  Let us know what you think!

Since most people have never heard of our company, this first post should be a proper introduction.  We started The Professional Development Team to make a difference for Joplin-area businesses by providing process management and leadership training.  Companies are rebuilding after the tornado and existing organizations are looking ahead to the future.  We all have to do more with less, so the first place to look is how to drive out waste, drive down cost, and drive up productivity using the tools a business has today.  Process changes will not be effective or may not be implemented at all without also supporting the leadership and culture of an organization.  Leadership drives a business to achieve goals and effectively implement long-term changes.

Our whole focus is to help businesses grow and thrive in this area.  We are not here to tell a company how to run – they already know how.  We are here to focus on their problem areas in order to guide their team to a solution that is actionable and do it quickly.   Process management includes change which can be difficult or even scary for employees to adopt.  We want to help managers grow into leaders and leaders grow into great leaders so that a company can adapt and change with the full support of their employees.


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  1. #1 by Judith Ross Morrs on February 20, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    This sounds truly remarkable. I’m in awe of you guys: your desire to help area businesses improve and thrive. No doubt you have the drive, expertise and energy to make it happen. Success is a slam dunk for all of you!


  2. #2 by Judith Ross Morrs on February 22, 2012 - 8:05 pm

    Great article in the Business Journal. Everyone could benefit from reading it!

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