Happiness is a Work Ethic

“The single greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged workforce. That is not conjecture. That is now a confirmed scientific fact.” —Shawn Achor, positive psychology expert At PQC, we find Shawn Achor’s “The Happiness Advantage” incredibly interesting and have worked to instill some of its values into our everyday lives. … Read more

Optimism at MetLife

Image courtesy of kibsri at FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Can you imagine a profession where the onslaught of rejection is more a constant than an occasional occurrence? If you thought of sales, you are right. MetLife knows this well. They measured the results of agents—those possessing optimism and those of the more pessimistic variety—and discovered that the more … Read more

Leadership in a Zombie World

Zombies are everywhere these days. Watch “The Walking Dead,” “World War Z” or “Warm Bodies,” for instance. The fascination with zombies is no accident. Maybe the interest is fueled by the sheer desire to escape into a fantasy world. Or maybe there are certain characteristics they possess that we recognize as being familiar. Look at the workplace. While … Read more

PQC Turns 15!

Milestones are great, especially for businesses. It means you’ve achieved a goal and something’s going right. Prairie Quest (PQC) is hitting a big milestone in this weekend: 15 years of helping our customers get projects done, helping with program operations, and finding ways to help them be proactive and successful. The official “birthday” is June … Read more

Job Corps Testimonial

Posted: Oct. 31, 2016 Recently, PQC and our Paul Simon Job Corps Center Career Technical Training team were delighted to receive a letter from one of our former Material Handling and Distribution Operations students, Ms. Jasmine Nicole Blue Quinn. In her letter, Ms. Quinn discusses the opportunities she has been able to pursue and the … Read more