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Science applied to People Management | Science applied to Human Resources

July 10, 2011

Managing people is still one of the toughest things we do.  (Click video link below.)  A friend (hi Kathy) recently sent me this video that addresses the science of managing people /human resouces and ourselves (my take). The reason she sent it was because my personality is similar to the presentor — at least in her […]

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Projects are near PERFECT – over 90% FAIL! (Critical Chain Project Management)

September 2, 2011

My project management video on YouTube has over 22,000 views.  Why?  Because everybody does projects and has to manage them.  Even if you are a manufacturer or distributor, you do projects.     And we’re all desperate for help. Different surveys estimate that somewhere between 90% to 94% of projects finish late.                       So most […]

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Critical Chain Project Management

May 10, 2011

2008 Goldratt Critical Chain Project Management Webcast A private faciliation of this Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Webcast is a great way to get buy-in from your team as a start to implementing Critical Chain Project Management.  For a FREE excerpt of the CCPM Webcast click here. There are a number of options for viewing […]

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Interview Tom Foster (Management Skills Blog) – Part 4 of 6

November 15, 2008

Q4 Dr Lisa: We find that incentives or bonus programs only useful in a small number of cases. Are management incentives or bonus compensations schemes ever appropriate in your opinion? Tom: I hear managers, especially in the sales arena decry that their best salespeople are only motivated by money and the best system is straight […]

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Interview Tom Foster (Management Skills Blog) – Part 3 of 6

October 27, 2008

Q3 Dr Lisa: As you know we recommend against most incentive or bonus programs. How does the prevailing belief by Western management that incentives are effective relate to the “best efforts” contract? Tom: Yes, incentives are effective. They are most effective at creating mistrust in the organization. They violate the implicit contract between the employer […]

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Interview Tom Foster (Management Skills Blog) – Part 1 of 6

October 12, 2008

We’ll take a break from our POOGI series for this interesting 6 part interview of Tom Foster.———————————————————- I had a chance to interview Tom Foster. Tom is a consultant and TEC Chair in Florida. Brad heard Tom speak, checked out his blog and then I ended up speaking to his group. During our trip to […]

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What Is Theory Of Constraints (TOC)

May 7, 2011

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an overall philosophy developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, usually applied to running and improving an organization. TOC consists of Problem Solving and Management/Decision-Making Tools called the Thinking Processes (TP). TOC is applied to logically and systematically answer these three questions essential to any process of ongoing improvement: “What […]

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TOC Interests

August 4, 2014

Contact Information First Name * Last Name * TitlePlease select a titleMr. Mrs. Dr. Ms. Company Job Title Website Email * Street Address 1 Street Address 2 City State Postal Code Zip Four Country Phone 1 Phone 2 Fax 1 Challenges Industry *Please select an industryManufacturing Project Mgmt and Engineering Consulting Other Professional Services Academia/Education […]

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Theory of Constraints TOC in Government

May 11, 2012

Press release – 2012-04-27 Payments from the Guarantee Fund to reach employees of the bankrupt companies five times faster The fivefold increased working efficiency of the Guarantee Fund administrator is acknowledged one of the best success stories of recent years among the projects implemented in the public sector. With improved quality of the working processes […]

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Denver

May 22, 2011

Upcoming Viable Vision Seminars Dates & Locations May 28, 2004 – Netherlands // registerJune 24, 2004 – Seattle, WA, USA // registerSept. 10, 2004 – Munich, Germany // register What people are saying about the seminar … “When we were presented with the idea of a viable vision we were intrigued, however, we were skeptical […]

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