Bob Picha has been a consultant to business, education, and government for forty years. His consulting company is Ideas At Work. His specialty is improving individual and organizational performance and his clients, numbering in the hundreds, have included IBM, AT&T, McDonald's, and Lake County Technology Campus.
Half of this time was spent in the food service industry with flagship clients like McDonald's. There he developed a national productivity model, which is a systems approach to productivity. It was at McDonald's where Mr. Picha developed an appreciation and passion for the systems approaches that drive high quality standards in product, service, cleanliness, and value. The most impressive aspect of this work was the fact that the primary energy came from large numbers of part-time high school workers who displayed enormous capacity for achievement.
Aligned with his work with high performance organizations and world class skills, in 1980 Mr. Picha founded PychoGraphics Corporation, with a focus of developing software programs for career assessment for students and employees. The software integrated the knowledge of high performance skill requirements with individual strengths. As an early adopter to the internet, this process became available on the internet in 1995.
In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Picha founded Progressive Learning Concepts, a non-profit company to advance accelerated learning techniques. He also served as a director of the Classroom of the Future Master Foundation, a collaboration with AT&T to advance education through the use of leading edge technology. His latest work is an effort to establish an internet forum for information resources on world-class skills. He is working with a network of several hundred business and educational consultants advancing processes for high performance organizations.
Since 1995, Mr. Picha has reached individuals and organizations with online assessments revealing how and why people do what they do. This information allows a person to identify their Greatest Personal Asset and apply it for greater results with less effort. This work produced the development the "7 Fundamental Principles of Human Behavior and "The Human Energy Model which expands on the law of least effort. In January 2013, the author, published an Amazon Ebook called "Career Freedom"
Mr. Picha have profiled over 50,000 people of all ages, so they can understand others by understanding themselves first.
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Mr. Picha came across what Marston said about laughter...
"Laughing means something more than having fun. It contributes to your personality the ability to 'take it'... an all-important aspect of life when obstacles threaten to overwhelm you and snatch away your joy in living and loving. You must stick to the principle of enjoying your present problem, not despite but because of its difficulties... observing yourself as something quite superior to the opposing forces which seek to upset your physical self. And this superiority to circumstance, this amusement at difficulties which become trifling and unimportant when viewed in a humorous light is the technique of laughter, the final triumph of self over life."
William Moulton Marston