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May
26

Characteristics of Great Performance Management Routines

The effectiveness of a manger’s performance management system will be determined by his routine.  By following a performance management routine, great managers develop a rhythm of meetings and conversations with employees wherein work is planned, expectations are set, performance is monitored, and employees are developed and rewarded. In their book First, Break All the Rules, […]

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May
26

BOD Removal Efficiency Problem – Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at how efficient a wastewater treatment plant is at removing BOD.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses.  We […]

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May
05

Fixing Your Fatal Flaws

Last time we talked about building on your strengths as the best way to improve your ability to lead.  We said that you shouldn’t focus on shoring up your weaknesses, but rather to give more attention to developing and building on your strengths.  We concluded by warning you about some weaknesses that must be addressed […]

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Apr
26

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 strengths […]

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Apr
06

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 “We […]

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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
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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