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Since 1990, Performance Leadership has created training programs, workshops, and retreats for organizations ranging from 40 to 40,000 employees. Seventy percent of our clients ask us to return and work with them again. Participants leave our training with tools they can quickly put into practice in the workplace. Clients report changes in employees’ performance that last for years to come. Manufacturing Amcor Flexibles Atlas Precision Manufacturing Banner’s Cabinets BIC Graphics Blue Ridge Paper BMW North America Buck Stove Chrysler Coats & Clark Columbia Forest Products ConMet Manufacturing Crane Resistoflex Dynisco Manufacturing Eastman Chemical Emerson Electronics, Space Division Excelsior Packaging First Service Networks First Light Solar Ford Motor Company General Motors GTE Sylvania International Paper Kendro Laboratory Products Kodak Milliken & Company Morganton Pressure Vessels Nypro Products Optical Cable Corporation PlastiCard International Plasti-form Products Quiagen Biotech Raflatac Labels Raynor Garage Door Selee Corporation Shurtape Technologies TekTone Sound & Signal 3M Tindall Pre-stressed Concrete Volvo Construction Equipment Xerox Transportation Averitt Express Midwest Express Airlines Preston Trucking United Airlines Viking Freight Systems Utilities Georgia Power Louisiana Power & Light Philadelphia Electric Wisconsin Gas Health Care and Insurance Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama College Walk Community Empire State … Continue reading


Keynotes, Training, and Workshops: Custom-Tailored to Meet Your Needs You and your colleagues will be enthusiastic about our ENGAGE/INVOLVE training. It guarantees that everyone participates, and enjoys the experience. Our unique ENGAGE/INVOLVE training design assures that every participant takes responsibility for his or her own success in acquiring skills. Sounds like work, right? It isn’t, because our programs are not only educational, they’re fun! Our participants say time flies and they’re never bored! Watch our trailer above for the Communication Can Make or Break Your Day DVD. Customized Training, Workshops, and Keynotes Janis Allen offers each topic below as a four-hour module. You may select from this list to create a unique course of instruction to meet your organization’s needs. Click on each topic for a detailed description of each program. Please click topic below for detailed outline. Contact to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your organization’s goals. Michael McCarthy has a unique combination of experience in performance improvement, quality, and process improvement. His audiences always rate his training as “full of practical applications” and “fast-paced.” His topics are: Sustain Your Gains from Lean/Six Sigma Projects Leader standard work Process Behavior Maintenance audits – ©PBM Standard work … Continue reading

Employee of the Month? No, Employees of the Moment.

by Mike McCarthy An excited employee said, "I told my boss, ‘If I don’t get Employee of the Month this month, I’m going to quit,’ so he gave it to me. Yay!"  What’s wrong with this picture? Two things. First, we should never reinforce people for unproductive behaviors, negative talk, or threats (this will only get us more of the same).    Second, we should set short-term goals or specific actions that will allow the person to earn reinforcement, and to know concretely what to do to earn it. Instead of singling out one "employee of the month," give your small (non-monetary) comments of recognition frequently to "employees of the moment" for their productive work and their positive comments. Give your positive attention when positive actions are demonstrated or goals are achieved – and ONLY then.