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Janis Allen

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Janis Allen founded Performance Leadership Consulting following an 18-year business career. Her practice focuses on people performance and culture change with measurable improvement in productivity, quality, cost, and client satisfaction.

Previously, she held the positions of:

            - Plant Human Resource Manager for Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, SC

            - Corporate Management Trainer for Milliken & Company

            - Performance Trainer and Consultant for Aubrey Daniels Int’l, Atlanta, GA

            - Vice President, Operations for Aubrey Daniels International, Atlanta, GA

Owner of Performance Leadership Consulting since 1990, Janis Allen helps individuals and organizations implement performance leadership skills and teams using measurement, feedback systems, and reinforcement that engage every employee. Website

Allen has published six books for supervisor/employee communication/performance:

-       Performance Teams: Completing the Feedback Loop

-       I Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are: Bloopers, Blunders, and Success Stories in Giving & Receiving Positive Reinforcement

-       You Made My Day: Creating Co-worker Recognition and Relationships (with Michael McCarthy)

-       Team Up! Compact and Effective Activities for Building Working Relationships

-       How to Engage, Involve, and Motivate Employees (with Michael McCarthy)

-       Ready? Set? Engage! Field Guide for Employees to Create Their Own Culture of Participation and Implement Innovative Ideas (with Michael McCarthy)

Allen’s clients have included:

Amcor Flexibles

Monsanto Chemicals

Atlas Precision Manufacturing

Morganton Pressure Vessels Mfg.

Banner’s Cabinets

Philadelphia Electric

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Qiagen Biotech

BMW Manufacturing North America

Stephens Federal Bank

Champion Credit Union

Tindall Pre-stressed Concrete Mfg.

Columbia Forest Products

Town of Maggie Valley, NC

Crane Resistoflex Manufacturing


Dept. of the Army Finance/Accounting

Transylvania Regional Hospital

Eastman Kodak

United Airlines

Excelsior Packaging

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

FLS (First Light Solar) Energy

Verizon Wireless

International Paper

Volvo Construction Equipment

LifeSpan Services 

Wisconsin Gas

Marketing Assoc. for Rehab. Centers

Xerox Corporation

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Engaging in a Time of Non-Engagement

A few days into the “home-isolation” policy during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020, David, one of my colleagues at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas made a smart suggestion:“While the museum is closed and we have no events to promote or report about, why don’t we collect stories from veterans by email, and publish them in our e-newsletter?”
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From Boo-Hiss to Bravo: Behavior-Based Scorecards People Will Use and Like

Measurement of performance and performance appraisals strike fear in the hearts of employees and supervisors alike.
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But I Didn’t Know I Had the Authority

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