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LEADERSHIP: Organizational Entropy- Second Law (Part 1)

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 018. To listen to the Podcast or download resources, Click Here. I don’t know… It could be the old “nuke” in me that simply won’t let go. After all, I spent more than 20 years as a round peg in the [very] square hole of...

LEADERSHIP: The First Law of Organizational Thermodynamics

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 017. To listen to the Podcast or download resources, Click Here. Hey…welcome!  I trust you’re having an exceptional day! In this (and the next) Episode of REPSradio.com, we’re gonna talk…science. We’re gonna talk about the...

LEADERSHIP: Begging For Forgiveness

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 016.. To listen to the Podcast or download resources, Click Here. Hey Hey Hey!  Welcome to Episode 16 of REPSradio.com! In this Episode, we’re gonna talk about ‘forgiveness’ versus ‘permission’. I don’t know whether it...

LEADERSHIP: My Favorite ‘F Word’

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 011. To listen to the Podcast or download resources, Click Here. In 1905, a third-class patent clerk in Switzerland wrote four scientific papers in which he detailed a theory- a “special theory” involving space, time, and...

HPT- Technology vs Psychology

What does “human performance” mean to you? Most organizations who’ve begun to tread this performance improvement pathway either refer to “HPI” (Human Performance Improvement), or “HPT” (Human Performance Technology). Whatever you call it, any effective organizational...

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: Behaviors

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 010. To listen to the Podcast or download resources, Click Here. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! In this episode I’m wrapping up my coverage of the discreet elements of your formula for next-generation Human Performance. As I...

LEADERSHIP: How to STOP Being COMPLICATED and RIDICULOUS

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 008. To listen to the Podcast or download resources, Click Here. Welcome to Episode 8 of REPS radio.com! In the last episode, Episode 007, we talked about “What the [heck] is Human Performance” [anyway?!]. You heard me...

LEADERSHIP: Business Imperatives

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 006. To listen to the Podcast, Click Here. Are you a “fire-fighter”? No, I’m not talking about one of the brave souls willing to run into burning buildings to save you or me from a blazing inferno. If you are such a hero-...

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: Forget “Excellence”

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 004. To listen to this Podcast, Click Here. Hey, hey, hey…welcome to Episode 4 of REPSradio.com! As we just heard, “Any way you want it- that’s the way you need it!” Here’s your question for this episode: HOW do you REALLY...

LEADERSHIP: Are you Telling the Truth?

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 003. To listen to this Podcast, Click Here. Welcome to REPSradio.com, the online broadcast that challenges YOU to be a better, more effective, more productive YOU. <<>> In this Episode, we’re getting very REAL....

LEADERSHIP: What do you WANT?

This is a transcript of REPSradio.com Episode 002. To listen to this PODCAST, Click Here. Welcome, welcome, welcome…to the second episode of REPSradio.com! The hard-hitting show, where I give YOU insights, perspectives, and tools you can put to IMMEDIATE...

It Gets Your Attention (and…Merry Christmas!)

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wiser, so I am changing myself." -Rumi Four days before Thanksgiving. Room 7018. West Tower- REX (UNC) Medical Center in Raleigh, NC. An oncologist, a urologist, an internist, the hospital general...

The Box Checkers

You’ve likely experienced them. You might be dealing with one or more of them right now. You might even…be one (gasp). What's a "box checker"? We've been given an extreme case of ‘box checking’ (and its consequences) through a VERY well-known 2,000-year-old story. The...

How Can I Possibly Focus On…Everything? (Part 1- A Revelation)

In the world of Performance Improvement (PI), it appears we’ve worked ourselves into quite a ‘pickle’. While doing my research for our latest Special Report (REPS: Next Generation Performance Improvement), I came to a stark realization- in spite of massive resources...

Cutting the Andon Cord

The Toyota Production System, often more affectionately referred to as “TPS, is built upon a set of underlying principles, embodied in what became known as the “Toyota Way”. This ‘system’ is largely responsible for the company that Toyota has grown into over the past...

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