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Janis Allen

In 1990, Janis Allen established Performance Leadership Consulting to help organizations of all sizes improve performance and develop people. Michael McCarthy joined the firm in 1999 to bring his experience in performance improvement, process improvement, and sustaining Lean/Six Sigma. Performance Leadership Consulting stands on the shoulders of their successful consulting careers with manufacturing, service, financial, government, and nonprofit organizations. Janis has held the positions of: Vice President and Performance Consultant for Aubrey Daniels International Corporate Management Trainer and Performance Consultant for Milliken & Company Plant Personnel Manager, Milliken & Company Janis was keynote speaker at the National Conference of the Association for Employee Recognition. Drawing on three decades of experience, Janis Allen helps organizations: Develop newly promoted supervisors and team leaders Equip supervisors and managers with skills to improve their teams’ performance Define authority and responsibility Set goals, develop plans for productive behaviors, and give feedback and coaching Create a positive recognition system to motivate teams and individuals Create a positive culture of trust, teamwork, and performance excellence Publications Janis is co author of the book You Made My Day: Creating Co-worker Recognition & Relationships. Her other books are Performance Teams, I Saw What You Did & I Know Who … Continue reading

Mike McCarthy

For three decades Michael McCarthy has assisted organizations to achieve measurable improvements. In addition, he integrates the quality and efficiency tools of process improvement. Mike adds his expertise to sustaining the “people” side to the popular Lean/Six Sigma Process used extensively in manufacturing, health care, and, increasingly, service organizations. Mike has held the positions of: Manager, Accenture Consulting (Change Management Practice) Senior Consultant, Aubrey Daniels International Senior Consultant, Tarkenton & Company Editor, Performance Management Magazine Michael has been on the program at events sponsored by these and other organizations: National Association for Employee Recognition American Trucking Association Midwest Association for Behavior Analysis Mike trains and consults with leaders and teams on: Performance improvement Kaizen events for teams to create work process improvements Sustaining your gains from your Lean/Six Sigma programs Publications Michael coauthored the book You Made My Day: Creating Co-worker Recognition & Relationships. In 2011, his book Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean/SixSigma was released. Contact Mike at to schedule a free 45-minute consultation on sustaining your Lean-Sigma process and results, customer service, and training goals. Learn more about Mike’s services at

Team-building and Teamwork

How leaders can build a team or break a team How to help your team members identify common bonds: With each other With other departments Tools to convert competition to cooperation When to ask for help, and how to ask to get “yes” Overcome reluctance to share information and skills Develop trust and a more motivating and positive culture How to get team members to: Take initiative to help other team members Give positive recognition to other team members Develop positive relationships across department lines Your department has a reputation . . . what is it?