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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?
Performance problems plague organizations both big and small. Wherever humans work, performance is happening, and so too are problems. Though each company’s performance issues are unique, often a formulaic—read: cookie-cutter— approach is the chosen remedy. In other words, let’s train and retrain everybody.
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.
Learning goals help you select the right talks to attend and frame your thinking so you’re actively engaged. Networking goals set your intentions for the interactions you’ll have with other professionals while at the conference.
Take advantage of opportunity
To adapt to change in this way, and work to make the old obsolete, leaders must establish a company that fosters innovative and entrepreneurial behavior.