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Zazzle.com Becomes Home to Teamability Merchandise

​The Gabriel Institute, creator of Teamability®, has launched an online store offering new forms of team-focused merchandise. Unlike sports-themed online shops, many Teamability Store offerings relate to the different ways that people seek to make meaningful team contributions – as identified and explained by Teamability technology.

“With people in hundreds of companies around the world now discovering the elements of teamwork and team chemistry, we’ve been getting requests,” explains Nick Angell, Client Services Manager at TGI. “Now a t-shirt, coffee mug, or tote bag that identifies a person’s mode of teaming can help to spread the mutual understanding that generates positive team chemistry.”

There are three design collections on the site: one is specifically for Teamability users, one is about Teamwork in general, and a third is for TeamSpirit® – a version of Teamability for spiritual communities, to be launched in 2018. The Teamability and Teamwork collections are stocked with products, while TeamSpirit will expand over time.

Every human being should have the gift of knowing how they team and what their innate approaches to work are. Teamability has the ability to save them a lot of unnecessary toil and disappointment; all while bringing clarity and focus to their life’s work.

JANINE N. TRUITT, CHIEF INNOVATIONS OFFICER, TALENT THINK INNOVATIONS, LLC

Many items on the site were inspired by quotes from the new book, ‘Timing Isn’t Everything. Teaming Is.’ by Dr. Janice Presser, co-founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute. Others feature images and quotes that are original and/or out of the ordinary. “As we looked around for interesting quotes on teamwork, we kept seeing the same ones over and over,” says TGI COO, Mark Talaba, “so we dug deeper and found some great material that we think people will enjoy.”

Seeking an online home for its store, TGI chose Zazzle.com because it combines excellent value, very high-quality products, and the ability for buyers to easily customize their purchases.

July 16, 2016 — 'Teaming Technology' Makes Philly Internships Fun

The Gabriel Institute, creators of Teamability® have a new Summer Internship Program underway. This unique program is creating highly beneficial experiences for students, by giving them opportunities tailored to their innate mode of team contribution.

Prospective interns are given the opportunity of discovering their ‘Role’ via the online Teamability exercise, which identifies and organizes information about the different ways people seek to make meaningful team contributions. As a result, each and every intern can do work that feels satisfying and substantial. In a world where workplace surveys repeatedly show that only about 30% of U.S. employees are positively engaged in their work, this technology offers a potential solution.​

Teamability, which was commercially launched in 2012, uses concepts from physics and systems theory to predict team performance. The results serve as a guide to the selection, motivation, and management of team members. The technology has delivered business value for 400+ organizations. For example, at Preferred Sands, an enterprise in the mining industry, the new-hire turnover rate was reduced from 30% to 0% virtually overnight.

TGI uses its technology internally, too. Three former interns were subsequently hired as full-time employees, including the company’s current Client Services Manager, Meaghan Unterburger, who was a TGI intern in 2010. “We have a wonderful group of interns at TGI this summer,” says Meaghan, “and this is a direct result of using Teamability to align each intern’s style of teaming with the work that they do.”

TGI’s internship program was recently revamped, and now offers internships in social media/communications, business operations, and business development. Interns have come from as far away as South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia to gain experience in a real-world business environment that offers truly positive teamwork.

Students who are interested in interning at TGI can visit: teamability.com/internships or email intern@thegabrieinstitute.com.

On May 19, in Bedminster, NJ, Dr. Janice Presser will give a TEDx talk entitled “Timing Isn’t Everything. Teaming Is.”

Philadelphia, PA, April 3, 2015 – Dr. Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, is the creator of a completely new technology – called Teamability® – that identifies and organizes the various ways in which people seek to make meaningful contributions to a team. Real world business results of implementing this technology range from breaking down barriers to job opportunity, to the total elimination of new-hire turnover, and the ability to produce true analytics of team chemistry.

Unlike familiar psychometric tests for IQ, personality, ‘strengths’ and other factors, Teamability is based in physics and systems theory. Team interaction is highly complex, but the fundamental principles of team dynamics are straightforward and readily useful to team members and managers.

Watch her Tedx Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWW36s71Wck

Teamability, a breakthrough 'technology of teaming', can now be learned through a hands-on Advanced Course in Team Analysis methods and new skills in team leadership.

In three short years since its commercial launch, Teamability® has produced extraordinary business benefits. Now, the concepts and management methods behind this innovative technology are being offered in a 3-day course at The Gabriel Institute in Philadelphia, PA, October 17th through the 19th, 2014.

Teamability is the brainchild of Dr. Janice Presser and Dr. Jack Gerber. It is the product of 25 years of behavioral science research, and 9 years of technology development. It was engineered to identify and organize the different ways that people seek to make meaningful team contributions: the keys to employee engagement and positive team collaboration. Launched in 2012, Teamability has created business value by virtually eliminating new-hire turnover, mending post-merger culture conflicts, re-invigorating a failed lean-manufacturing initiative, and solving other complex business challenges.

The Advanced Teamability Course gives up to ten business leaders the opportunity to work directly with Dr. Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, and TGI’s COO Mark Talaba, to gain comprehensive exposure to the theory and practice of Team Analysis and related team leadership methods. Past attendees have included C-level and senior executives, project/program managers, business owners, and management consultants.

This course has been approved by HRCI for HR professionals to gain 15 general recertification credits, and Project Mangers to qualify for 15 PDU category B credits.

The three-day seminar costs $1,895.00. However, potential attendees are encouraged to reserve their place by October 7th to receive an early-bird discount. All prospective attendees can sign up for a free two-hour online Introduction to Teamability course, which is also approved for HRCI and PDU credits.

Dr. Janice Presser and R. 'Ray' Wang, Founder of Constellation Research, will discuss Digital Disruption and the meaning of 'meaningful work' at Constellation Connected Enterprise 2014, a global conference on leading-edge innovation.

A quarter-century ago, two behavioral scientists began searching for the source of ‘team spirit’, that mysterious quality of joyful team collaboration, resilience, and productivity. Years of trials with traditional metrics – from IQ and personality traits tests to aptitude and values surveys – suggested pieces of the puzzle, but gave no definitive answer. As a last resort, they began to focus their research on the needs of the team itself, as if it were a living being. With that, a new field of management science was born.

Dr. Janice Presser, co-founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute and architect of the technology behind Teamability®, explains it this way:  “Teaming happens between people, not just inside of them, and two different kinds of teaming happen simultaneously. There is interaction with other individuals (Person-to-Person teaming), and interaction with the shared sense of ‘Team’ (Person-to-Team teaming.) When both forms of team interaction align, team members begin to experience and be recognized for their truly meaningful contributions.”

Dr. Presser goes on to say, “To fully understand team chemistry, you have to integrate both ‘P2P’ and ‘P2T’ measures, and that turned out to be very complicated. It took nine years of software development to efficiently generate individual and group ‘Team Analysis’ reporting.” As their work progressed, Dr. Presser and her colleague, Dr. Jack Gerber, developed readily usable methods for creating positive, collaborative team structures, and for management decision support.

Dr. Presser will be a featured guest speaker at Constellation Connected Enterprise 2014, a global conference on digital business innovation and disruption, Oct. 29-31, at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Late in 2012, the Philadelphia-based Gabriel Institute launched Teamability for business users, and it has produced some extraordinary benefits. A $1B company’s 30% rate of new-hire turnover was completely eliminated, almost overnight. Teamability-based Team Analysis has been successfully applied to business transformations, lean manufacturing initiatives, virtual team management, workforce planning, career planning, and succession planning.

Focus on leadership and entrepreneurship raises interest in Teamability® – a new ‘technology of teaming’

Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2014 – Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, will be presenting ‘Teamability: The Leader’s Advantage’ to a group of business owners and executives based in the Middle East. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.

Dr. Presser was invited to participate in an educational series organized by the Madinah Institute of Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE), based in Saudi Arabia. MILE’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of positive and productive leadership practices throughout the Middle East, and found Dr. Presser’s technology for Team Analysis and team-based management methods to be a compelling topic.

As the architect of Teamability’s technology architecture and deployment, Dr. Presser will explain how teamwork can help a business identify, organize, and optimize collaborative team behavior.

This new international spotlight will further expand awareness of Teamability, and how it adds value in business situations. Since its launch in 2012, the technology has been utilized by more than 350 organizations, on five continents. It has been of particular interest to companies that are struggling to innovate, are growing rapidly, or are dependent on virtual (geographically distributed) teams.

Contact: Estelle Foucqueteau

 

Attendees Will Learn and Experience Teamability® at Novotorium

Langhorne, PA,  May 27, 2014 – Mark Talaba, Executive Vice President of The Gabriel Institute, will give a free presentation, “Teamability: The ‘Secret Sauce’ for Startup Success,” at Novotorium on Tuesday, June 17, beginning at 6 p.m.

Teamability® is a completely new ‘technology of teaming’ created by The Gabriel Institute, based in Philadelphia. It is the result of a quarter-century of behavioral science R&D, including nine years of software development. It measures and predicts how people will perform when working with others to achieve a common goal, producing true analytics of team chemistry.

Research has shown that 70% of Venture-funded company failures were due to “people problems.” Startups are at even greater risk because they typically have a razor-thin margin for error. By enabling organizations to predict how people will interact in a team environment, and how they will most effectively contribute to the needs of the team, Teamability is a new source of guidance in the selection, development, management, and motivation of individuals and teams.  

Entrepreneurs and their teammates, as well as advisors and investors in startup companies, are encouraged to attend.

All attendees of the event will receive free access to personal Self-coaching report.

For more information, visit Novotorium.com.Registration is available online until June 17 at 11 a.m. The link to register is http://www.meetup.com/entrepreneur-learning/events/181457462/.

Contact: Valerie Stearns

About Novotorium

Located in Langhorne, Pa., Novotorium is a business incubator with the mission to help startup businesses grow. Novotorium specifically guides health, wellness, and nutrition businesses with its advice, support, services and funding. Their programs are flexible to accommodate all stages of business development.

 

Teaming technology supports start-up entrepreneurs

Philadelphia, PA, January 27, 2012 – The Gabriel Institute’s (TGI) own Vice President Mark Talaba, spoke at Novotorium’s entrepreneurial event Occupy Novotorium. The free event took place in Langhorne, PA from January 16-20, 2012.

Novotorium considers itself a “private sector initiative” where they offer flourishing entrepreneurs an opportunity to receive the counsel, services, and funding needed to assist their growing businesses.

“Maximizing the effectiveness of the team is an essential component for innovation teams,” said Talaba.  For start-up entrepreneurs there is so much to be done, putting them at high risk and must rely heavily on teams to survive.

Talaba presented at the “People for Entrepreneurs” segment of the program.  His talk focused on issues faced by business owners in the hiring and team building process.  Talaba stressed the importance of placing coherent peoples in their proper team ‘Role(s)’results optimum success.

TGI is the creator of the new technology of teaming.  The company has formed new, more accessible ways for teams to work together in a more cohesive and productive fashion.

 

Contact:  Mark Talaba

A global audience of Project Managers discovers Philadelphia firm’s new technology of ‘teaming’

Philadelphia, PA, June 2013 – Project Managers and Business Analysts from 24 countries around the world tuned into the Gabriel Institute’s webinar on Teamability® this month, for an online tutorial on new techniques for effectively building and managing geographically dispersed teams.

In lockstep with the globalization of business activity, virtual teams and virtual workplaces have become commonplace, and are essential to success in an age dominated by rapid technological advancement. A basic course in Teamability, developed by The Gabriel Institute, allows participants to acquire free HR and Project Management certification credits while also learning how to utilize innovative technology and management methods to overcome the difficulties inherent in virtual team activity.

The course explains the origins and use of Teamability – a completely new technology that identifies the way a person will perform on a team.

“The focus of Project Management has changed from commanding & controlling to a more collaborative model. Teamability illuminates the dynamics of team relationships, and focuses on Business Leadership Excellence that brings out the best in Project Managers and their team members,” explains Martin Chernenkoff, Senior Editor of

pduOTD.com – a Canadian website that serves project management professionals worldwide.

New understanding of ‘teaming’ informs new methods for selection, development, management and motivation of teams. Attendees logged in from countries as diverse as China, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Guyana, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Jamaica. The group was mainly comprised of Project Management professionals; but business executives, Human Resource professionals, and individuals looking for quality career direction have also attended the free course.

Contact: Lindsay Kenney

 

TGI’s Dr. Janice Presser links new teaming measures to investor due diligence and decision making.

Philadelphia, PA, July 2011 – During an interview on The Frank Peters show, Dr. Janice Presser, founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute (TGI) introduced Role-Based Assessment (RBA) as a key risk-management tool for investors in the innovation economy.

It is normal for Angel investors and Venture Capitalists to take great risks when they choose to support companies that are bringing breakthrough products, business models, or technologies to market. Most VC firms expect only one or two significant ‘wins’ out of every ten companies they fund, and the success rate is even lower for early-stage Angel investors.

Industry studies have shown that in nearly two-thirds of the VC-funded companies that fail, the primary cause is a weakness in team structure. This clearly indicates a need for a better way to evaluate key team members and overall team synergy. Dr. Presser explains that entrepreneurial teams need top-quality team players because they have little margin for error, and just one self-interested person can create time-wasting issues and obstacles. ”But,” she added “when you get the right idea people together with the right money people, then 100% of the team’s energy can be focused on taking the product to market.”

When TGI’s Role-Based Assessment is used during the course of investor due diligence—the process of evaluating a company being considered for funding—investors can objectively and accurately predict the potential for management team members to work constructively as a team, to respond appropriately to challenges, and to collaborate in achieving a common goal. RBA also provides crucial information regarding a person’s ‘fit’ to their job responsibilities and to the functional mission of the team.

In addition to evaluating firms that are seeking funding, RBA can also improve hiring quality and ‘fit’, and is effective in resolving team performance problems within existing investment portfolio companies.

In closing the show, host Frank Peters observed, “As Angel investors, we all say we invest in the team. But can we trust the entrepreneurs we are dealing with? Are they really up for the challenge? Those are the issues that really matter.”

To demonstrate the capabilities and benefits associated with RBA, Dr. Presser offered Angel and VC investors in the audience the opportunity to experience this new technology at no cost.

Dr. Presser’s interview has just been released for free download from iTunes (The Frank Peters Show), or at http://bit.ly/ehgF.

About The Frank Peters Show:

The Frank Peters Show is a news program, well-established in the Angel and Venture Capital industry. The show’s guests include investors, analysts, consultants, and executives from various startup and early-stage companies. Truly innovative strategies and technologies are often featured.  The show is based in Orange County, California and is distributed via podcast. Frank Peters has produced over 100 shows since his original air date in October 2009, and has listeners world-wide.

Zazzle.com Becomes Home to Teamability Merchandise

​The Gabriel Institute, creator of Teamability®, has launched an online store offering new forms of team-focused merchandise. Unlike sports-themed online shops, many Teamability Store offerings relate to the different ways that people seek to make meaningful team contributions – as identified and explained by Teamability technology.

“With people in hundreds of companies around the world now discovering the elements of teamwork and team chemistry, we’ve been getting requests,” explains Nick Angell, Client Services Manager at TGI. “Now a t-shirt, coffee mug, or tote bag that identifies a person’s mode of teaming can help to spread the mutual understanding that generates positive team chemistry.”

There are three design collections on the site: one is specifically for Teamability users, one is about Teamwork in general, and a third is for TeamSpirit® – a version of Teamability for spiritual communities, to be launched in 2018. The Teamability and Teamwork collections are stocked with products, while TeamSpirit will expand over time.

Every human being should have the gift of knowing how they team and what their innate approaches to work are. Teamability has the ability to save them a lot of unnecessary toil and disappointment; all while bringing clarity and focus to their life’s work.

JANINE N. TRUITT, CHIEF INNOVATIONS OFFICER, TALENT THINK INNOVATIONS, LLC

Many items on the site were inspired by quotes from the new book, ‘Timing Isn’t Everything. Teaming Is.’ by Dr. Janice Presser, co-founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute. Others feature images and quotes that are original and/or out of the ordinary. “As we looked around for interesting quotes on teamwork, we kept seeing the same ones over and over,” says TGI COO, Mark Talaba, “so we dug deeper and found some great material that we think people will enjoy.”

Seeking an online home for its store, TGI chose Zazzle.com because it combines excellent value, very high-quality products, and the ability for buyers to easily customize their purchases.

July 16, 2016 — 'Teaming Technology' Makes Philly Internships Fun

The Gabriel Institute, creators of Teamability® have a new Summer Internship Program underway. This unique program is creating highly beneficial experiences for students, by giving them opportunities tailored to their innate mode of team contribution.

Prospective interns are given the opportunity of discovering their ‘Role’ via the online Teamability exercise, which identifies and organizes information about the different ways people seek to make meaningful team contributions. As a result, each and every intern can do work that feels satisfying and substantial. In a world where workplace surveys repeatedly show that only about 30% of U.S. employees are positively engaged in their work, this technology offers a potential solution.​

Teamability, which was commercially launched in 2012, uses concepts from physics and systems theory to predict team performance. The results serve as a guide to the selection, motivation, and management of team members. The technology has delivered business value for 400+ organizations. For example, at Preferred Sands, an enterprise in the mining industry, the new-hire turnover rate was reduced from 30% to 0% virtually overnight.

TGI uses its technology internally, too. Three former interns were subsequently hired as full-time employees, including the company’s current Client Services Manager, Meaghan Unterburger, who was a TGI intern in 2010. “We have a wonderful group of interns at TGI this summer,” says Meaghan, “and this is a direct result of using Teamability to align each intern’s style of teaming with the work that they do.”

TGI’s internship program was recently revamped, and now offers internships in social media/communications, business operations, and business development. Interns have come from as far away as South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia to gain experience in a real-world business environment that offers truly positive teamwork.

Students who are interested in interning at TGI can visit: teamability.com/internships or email intern@thegabrieinstitute.com.

On May 19, in Bedminster, NJ, Dr. Janice Presser will give a TEDx talk entitled “Timing Isn’t Everything. Teaming Is.”

Philadelphia, PA, April 3, 2015 – Dr. Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, is the creator of a completely new technology – called Teamability® – that identifies and organizes the various ways in which people seek to make meaningful contributions to a team. Real world business results of implementing this technology range from breaking down barriers to job opportunity, to the total elimination of new-hire turnover, and the ability to produce true analytics of team chemistry.

Unlike familiar psychometric tests for IQ, personality, ‘strengths’ and other factors, Teamability is based in physics and systems theory. Team interaction is highly complex, but the fundamental principles of team dynamics are straightforward and readily useful to team members and managers.

Watch her Tedx Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWW36s71Wck

Teamability, a breakthrough 'technology of teaming', can now be learned through a hands-on Advanced Course in Team Analysis methods and new skills in team leadership.

In three short years since its commercial launch, Teamability® has produced extraordinary business benefits. Now, the concepts and management methods behind this innovative technology are being offered in a 3-day course at The Gabriel Institute in Philadelphia, PA, October 17th through the 19th, 2014.

Teamability is the brainchild of Dr. Janice Presser and Dr. Jack Gerber. It is the product of 25 years of behavioral science research, and 9 years of technology development. It was engineered to identify and organize the different ways that people seek to make meaningful team contributions: the keys to employee engagement and positive team collaboration. Launched in 2012, Teamability has created business value by virtually eliminating new-hire turnover, mending post-merger culture conflicts, re-invigorating a failed lean-manufacturing initiative, and solving other complex business challenges.

The Advanced Teamability Course gives up to ten business leaders the opportunity to work directly with Dr. Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, and TGI’s COO Mark Talaba, to gain comprehensive exposure to the theory and practice of Team Analysis and related team leadership methods. Past attendees have included C-level and senior executives, project/program managers, business owners, and management consultants.

This course has been approved by HRCI for HR professionals to gain 15 general recertification credits, and Project Mangers to qualify for 15 PDU category B credits.

The three-day seminar costs $1,895.00. However, potential attendees are encouraged to reserve their place by October 7th to receive an early-bird discount. All prospective attendees can sign up for a free two-hour online Introduction to Teamability course, which is also approved for HRCI and PDU credits.

Dr. Janice Presser and R. 'Ray' Wang, Founder of Constellation Research, will discuss Digital Disruption and the meaning of 'meaningful work' at Constellation Connected Enterprise 2014, a global conference on leading-edge innovation.

A quarter-century ago, two behavioral scientists began searching for the source of ‘team spirit’, that mysterious quality of joyful team collaboration, resilience, and productivity. Years of trials with traditional metrics – from IQ and personality traits tests to aptitude and values surveys – suggested pieces of the puzzle, but gave no definitive answer. As a last resort, they began to focus their research on the needs of the team itself, as if it were a living being. With that, a new field of management science was born.

Dr. Janice Presser, co-founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute and architect of the technology behind Teamability®, explains it this way:  “Teaming happens between people, not just inside of them, and two different kinds of teaming happen simultaneously. There is interaction with other individuals (Person-to-Person teaming), and interaction with the shared sense of ‘Team’ (Person-to-Team teaming.) When both forms of team interaction align, team members begin to experience and be recognized for their truly meaningful contributions.”

Dr. Presser goes on to say, “To fully understand team chemistry, you have to integrate both ‘P2P’ and ‘P2T’ measures, and that turned out to be very complicated. It took nine years of software development to efficiently generate individual and group ‘Team Analysis’ reporting.” As their work progressed, Dr. Presser and her colleague, Dr. Jack Gerber, developed readily usable methods for creating positive, collaborative team structures, and for management decision support.

Dr. Presser will be a featured guest speaker at Constellation Connected Enterprise 2014, a global conference on digital business innovation and disruption, Oct. 29-31, at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Late in 2012, the Philadelphia-based Gabriel Institute launched Teamability for business users, and it has produced some extraordinary benefits. A $1B company’s 30% rate of new-hire turnover was completely eliminated, almost overnight. Teamability-based Team Analysis has been successfully applied to business transformations, lean manufacturing initiatives, virtual team management, workforce planning, career planning, and succession planning.

Focus on leadership and entrepreneurship raises interest in Teamability® – a new ‘technology of teaming’

Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2014 – Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, will be presenting ‘Teamability: The Leader’s Advantage’ to a group of business owners and executives based in the Middle East. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.

Dr. Presser was invited to participate in an educational series organized by the Madinah Institute of Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE), based in Saudi Arabia. MILE’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of positive and productive leadership practices throughout the Middle East, and found Dr. Presser’s technology for Team Analysis and team-based management methods to be a compelling topic.

As the architect of Teamability’s technology architecture and deployment, Dr. Presser will explain how teamwork can help a business identify, organize, and optimize collaborative team behavior.

This new international spotlight will further expand awareness of Teamability, and how it adds value in business situations. Since its launch in 2012, the technology has been utilized by more than 350 organizations, on five continents. It has been of particular interest to companies that are struggling to innovate, are growing rapidly, or are dependent on virtual (geographically distributed) teams.

Contact: Estelle Foucqueteau

 

Attendees Will Learn and Experience Teamability® at Novotorium

Langhorne, PA,  May 27, 2014 – Mark Talaba, Executive Vice President of The Gabriel Institute, will give a free presentation, “Teamability: The ‘Secret Sauce’ for Startup Success,” at Novotorium on Tuesday, June 17, beginning at 6 p.m.

Teamability® is a completely new ‘technology of teaming’ created by The Gabriel Institute, based in Philadelphia. It is the result of a quarter-century of behavioral science R&D, including nine years of software development. It measures and predicts how people will perform when working with others to achieve a common goal, producing true analytics of team chemistry.

Research has shown that 70% of Venture-funded company failures were due to “people problems.” Startups are at even greater risk because they typically have a razor-thin margin for error. By enabling organizations to predict how people will interact in a team environment, and how they will most effectively contribute to the needs of the team, Teamability is a new source of guidance in the selection, development, management, and motivation of individuals and teams.  

Entrepreneurs and their teammates, as well as advisors and investors in startup companies, are encouraged to attend.

All attendees of the event will receive free access to personal Self-coaching report.

For more information, visit Novotorium.com.Registration is available online until June 17 at 11 a.m. The link to register is http://www.meetup.com/entrepreneur-learning/events/181457462/.

Contact: Valerie Stearns

About Novotorium

Located in Langhorne, Pa., Novotorium is a business incubator with the mission to help startup businesses grow. Novotorium specifically guides health, wellness, and nutrition businesses with its advice, support, services and funding. Their programs are flexible to accommodate all stages of business development.

 

Teaming technology supports start-up entrepreneurs

Philadelphia, PA, January 27, 2012 – The Gabriel Institute’s (TGI) own Vice President Mark Talaba, spoke at Novotorium’s entrepreneurial event Occupy Novotorium. The free event took place in Langhorne, PA from January 16-20, 2012.

Novotorium considers itself a “private sector initiative” where they offer flourishing entrepreneurs an opportunity to receive the counsel, services, and funding needed to assist their growing businesses.

“Maximizing the effectiveness of the team is an essential component for innovation teams,” said Talaba.  For start-up entrepreneurs there is so much to be done, putting them at high risk and must rely heavily on teams to survive.

Talaba presented at the “People for Entrepreneurs” segment of the program.  His talk focused on issues faced by business owners in the hiring and team building process.  Talaba stressed the importance of placing coherent peoples in their proper team ‘Role(s)’results optimum success.

TGI is the creator of the new technology of teaming.  The company has formed new, more accessible ways for teams to work together in a more cohesive and productive fashion.

 

Contact:  Mark Talaba

A global audience of Project Managers discovers Philadelphia firm’s new technology of ‘teaming’

Philadelphia, PA, June 2013 – Project Managers and Business Analysts from 24 countries around the world tuned into the Gabriel Institute’s webinar on Teamability® this month, for an online tutorial on new techniques for effectively building and managing geographically dispersed teams.

In lockstep with the globalization of business activity, virtual teams and virtual workplaces have become commonplace, and are essential to success in an age dominated by rapid technological advancement. A basic course in Teamability, developed by The Gabriel Institute, allows participants to acquire free HR and Project Management certification credits while also learning how to utilize innovative technology and management methods to overcome the difficulties inherent in virtual team activity.

The course explains the origins and use of Teamability – a completely new technology that identifies the way a person will perform on a team.

“The focus of Project Management has changed from commanding & controlling to a more collaborative model. Teamability illuminates the dynamics of team relationships, and focuses on Business Leadership Excellence that brings out the best in Project Managers and their team members,” explains Martin Chernenkoff, Senior Editor of

pduOTD.com – a Canadian website that serves project management professionals worldwide.

New understanding of ‘teaming’ informs new methods for selection, development, management and motivation of teams. Attendees logged in from countries as diverse as China, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Guyana, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Jamaica. The group was mainly comprised of Project Management professionals; but business executives, Human Resource professionals, and individuals looking for quality career direction have also attended the free course.

Contact: Lindsay Kenney

 

TGI’s Dr. Janice Presser links new teaming measures to investor due diligence and decision making.

Philadelphia, PA, July 2011 – During an interview on The Frank Peters show, Dr. Janice Presser, founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute (TGI) introduced Role-Based Assessment (RBA) as a key risk-management tool for investors in the innovation economy.

It is normal for Angel investors and Venture Capitalists to take great risks when they choose to support companies that are bringing breakthrough products, business models, or technologies to market. Most VC firms expect only one or two significant ‘wins’ out of every ten companies they fund, and the success rate is even lower for early-stage Angel investors.

Industry studies have shown that in nearly two-thirds of the VC-funded companies that fail, the primary cause is a weakness in team structure. This clearly indicates a need for a better way to evaluate key team members and overall team synergy. Dr. Presser explains that entrepreneurial teams need top-quality team players because they have little margin for error, and just one self-interested person can create time-wasting issues and obstacles. ”But,” she added “when you get the right idea people together with the right money people, then 100% of the team’s energy can be focused on taking the product to market.”

When TGI’s Role-Based Assessment is used during the course of investor due diligence—the process of evaluating a company being considered for funding—investors can objectively and accurately predict the potential for management team members to work constructively as a team, to respond appropriately to challenges, and to collaborate in achieving a common goal. RBA also provides crucial information regarding a person’s ‘fit’ to their job responsibilities and to the functional mission of the team.

In addition to evaluating firms that are seeking funding, RBA can also improve hiring quality and ‘fit’, and is effective in resolving team performance problems within existing investment portfolio companies.

In closing the show, host Frank Peters observed, “As Angel investors, we all say we invest in the team. But can we trust the entrepreneurs we are dealing with? Are they really up for the challenge? Those are the issues that really matter.”

To demonstrate the capabilities and benefits associated with RBA, Dr. Presser offered Angel and VC investors in the audience the opportunity to experience this new technology at no cost.

Dr. Presser’s interview has just been released for free download from iTunes (The Frank Peters Show), or at http://bit.ly/ehgF.

About The Frank Peters Show:

The Frank Peters Show is a news program, well-established in the Angel and Venture Capital industry. The show’s guests include investors, analysts, consultants, and executives from various startup and early-stage companies. Truly innovative strategies and technologies are often featured.  The show is based in Orange County, California and is distributed via podcast. Frank Peters has produced over 100 shows since his original air date in October 2009, and has listeners world-wide.