Common Grounds: 4 As of Team: Action and Alliance

Find productivity improvements, lower risk and reduce expenses with 4A teams.  A good team gives bottom line results consistently and with increasing customer satisfaction.   Give managers support from the top to make this happen.  In the first article (Identify Structure) positive and negative approaches are identified.  In the second (Accountability and Adherence) the priority pair […]

Common Grounds: 4 As of Team: Accountability and Adherence

Identification of the most common team structure (See Prior Article) allows you to define the beginning steps toward the productive and pleasant work environment you desire. It won’t be easy. Shop mentalities build over time. They don’t change overnight. They don’t change without strong resistance. Resistance is not a bad item. It just is. Change […]

Common Grounds: 4 As of Team: Identify Structure

Teamwork is not simple and not common. A well functioning team is powerful and poised for growth. Why do you allow areas of your company to operate with dysfunction? Do you realize the power of synergy you lose? Great teams have accountability, adherence, action, and alliance knit into performance and decisions. To adopt the Four […]

Courageous Team Focus

Take the time to read this article on team organization I recently published in GCWORLDBIZ.  It will change to the positive your value proposition. Common Grounds:  Team Structure Teamwork is not simple and not common. A well functioning team is powerful and poised for growth. Why do you allow areas of your company to operate […]

Manage DIRFT: Quit putting out fires! 4 Attention Items.

Overwhelming issues seem to have some similar roots.  A disaster or two can send any organization or business into a spin. Resource management is challenged.  How often does the inattention to right details at right moments create the spin?  How often is the spin self initiated? Operations can be smooth.  They must be effective.  DIRFT […]

3 things to do this National Consumer Protection Week.

Reposted from the CMS email. Great stuff. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrates all medicare, advantage programs, prescription drug, supplements and more. The insurers and agents and medical providers that work with these must adhere to CMS guidelines. Of course the image is mine. How to fight Medicare fraud & protect your identity […]

Cat Skinners 

The bright post on the outside office wall catches my energy eye each whistling morning. Cat Skinners titles the picture of an animated lion on hungry hunt. What department is Cat Skinners? Not IT or Mail or Imaging or Client Sevier or Marketing or Print Production or Finance or Planning but Cat Skinners. PETA is […]

The Speed of Trust and the 3Cs

Good leaders surround themselves with good leaders.  Good teams submerge themselves in good practices.  Good people doing good action with good processes produce great results.   It works.  Great results flow. They don’t take onerous work. The people, the action, and the process make it happen. So what does a great flow look like?  Trust builds […]

Where is the Blue Sheet?

Pursuit of excellence demands detail attention.  Audit trail, decision criteria, review stats, goal progress, and historical databases seem like a plague that plugs up progress.  Not really.  Only if they are not consistent with the flow of the organization engine and customer demand do they interfere.  They are necessary actions that meet legal requirements, compliance […]

Manage Well – available on kindle now.

Power Principle Choices: These subjects were selected by members of teams I’ve managed as their favorite sayings learned working with me.  In a surprise session, they unveiled a 31 day flip book with key sayings they had heard from me over and over.  Apparently, they are such a part of my vernacular they decided to keep […]