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A Few Words About Us Janis Allen’s workshops, retreats, and training are known for their grounded, immediately usable skills which have participants looking forward to the next session. Steeped in manufacturing and service business experience, Janis was previously a human resource manager, corporate training director, performance consultant, and vice president of operations. She founded Performance Leadership Consulting in 1990. Michael McCarthy blends his decades of experience in manufacturing and service industries to successfully integrate and sustain the gains from Lean Process and Kaizen Events, using Process Behavior Maintenance. Mike was a manager in the Change Management Practice of Accenture and was the Lead Judge for the Manufacturing Excellence Awards for Buncombe & Madison Counties in North Carolina. Our Team

Wish You Could Clone Your Highest Performers?

During March and April, I offer you a cost-effective Leadership Analysis (my travel expenses to your location plus $200.00) that will help you bring your struggling leaders nearer the performance level of your highest performers. Here's how Leadership Analysis works: I will: 1.  Conduct behavioral interviews with 3 of your high-performing leaders and 3 leaders who have potential 2.  Identify pinpointed concrete success skills 3.  Send you written recommendations for development, including coaching actions you can take without a consultant 4. Provide written feedback to you for giving to the 6 participants If you'd like to explore this idea to see if it may benefit your organization, please email janisallen@janisallen.com or call me at 828.862.6552.

We Affect Other People With Almost Everything We Do

        When I was 11,  I cut the grass in my family’s yard all by myself for the first time. Tired and sweaty, I was so proud. A family friend drove into the driveway just as I was finishing. His first words out of the car were “You missed a spot behind the shrubs.” I was crushed. Why hadn’t he noticed the rest of the four acres that I had completed correctly with so much sweat and effort? I suppose his eye was trained to look for the imperfect spot. I never wanted to cut the grass again.          Most of us know the power of other people’s approval or disapproval in motivating us to keep trying. Or to feel like throwing in the towel. A smile and a comment showing that someone values our efforts will keep us going for a long time.          Joanna tells about a week when her supervisor was out of town; she had been working through lunches and until 7:00 P.M. every night to meet department deadlines. She was feeling burned out, she said, when Wayne, a co-worker, came and stood for a minute at her cubicle door one evening, watching her work. “You work hard,” … Continue reading