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Rapid Habit Formation

3 Steps to protect your team during pandemics Lessons from Lean Hospitals and OBM   Guest Blogger: Michael McCarthy, author of Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma When pandemics strike, they spread quickly, as in the current COVID-19 crisis.   Our goal is to respond quickly.  Just as highway departments have Rapid Response
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Guest blogger: Janis Allen, Performance Leadership Consulting 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
Team Leader Skills
Guest Blogger: Michael McCarthy, author of Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about a team rising to meet a challenge. During this Covid-19 crisis, Italian hospitals have a shortage of respirators. A doctor “came out with an idea but didn’t know how to make it:
Didn't Know I had the Authority
Guest blogger: Janis Allen, Performance Leadership Consulting In severe pain, a woman was taken to a hospital emergency room on Christmas day. She was told by the charge nurse that medicine could not be prescribed until she was admitted into a regular hospital room. It was flu season, and no beds were available. A family
Effectively planning and leading meetings are beneficial for the success of employees and the company alike. Research has shown that productive meetings can have a significant return on investment for a company; however, few have received instruction on how best to plan or lead meetings.

Like a Boss

What does it mean to be a boss? When you hear the word “boss” do you picture your favorite boss or perhaps one you were not particularly fond of? Or do you picture some other dramatic version of a boss?
How do I get into Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)? This is a common question of behavior analysts when first introduced to the application of behavioral science in the workplace.
Research on feedback shows that intentional and consistent feedback greatly improves staff expertise, productivity, and outcomes. But, knowing that feedback is important and delivering it effectively are two different things.
Recent research has demonstrated improved customer service doesn’t necessarily lead to better tipping. What are top-ranked restaurants doing about it?
By describing our expectations objectively, and selecting meaningful indicators, we can make informed decisions about how to improve BOTH health and productivity in the workplace.