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The Trust Imperative

The Trust Imperative Today’s businesses environment is highly demanding and increasingly competitive, requiring organizations to be flexible, responsive, and continually innovative. In order for this to happen, there must be … Continue reading

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Why TQM Fails and What to Do About It

Why TQM Fails and What to Do About It The “quality revolution” has prompted companies to invest heavily in quality improvement: hiring consultants, retraining workforces and overhauling systems. Many managers, … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Work Redesign Team Handbook

Work Redesign Team Handbook If you want to redesign your work around empowered teams, this book provides worksheets to help you do it right. For more info…

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Building Consensus

Copyright 2000 AXIS Performance Advisors Building Consensus by Marsha Willard Decision authority is at the heart of empowerment. Most people know how to make decisions for themselves or by themselves, … Continue reading

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Myths about Teams (keynote to GM in Mexico)

Dispelling Myths about Teams Lessons from 15 years in the field by Darcy Hitchcock, Copyright 2000 AXIS Performance Advisors,Inc. The following newsletter is excerpted from a keynote address that Darcy … Continue reading

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Talking about Performance

Copyright 1999 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. Talking About Performance Overcoming the Hurdles to Productive Conversations No one denies the importance of performance review in developing teams and employees. Yet agreeing … Continue reading

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When & How to Empower (vs Delegate)

Copyright 1998 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. When to Empower Empowerment has definitely become the most overused buzz word of the nineties.The literature has everyone convinced of our obligation to empower … Continue reading

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Top 10 Team Obstacles

  Copyright 1992 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. Overcoming the Top 10 Obstacles to Self-Directed Teams: Mules, Mushrooms, and Puppy Dog Tails (A version of this was published in the Journal … Continue reading

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Accountability Hot Potato

Copyright 1997 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. The Accountability Hot Potato by Marsha Willard Thousands of organizations are eagerly creating empowered work teams in an effort to boost productivity, enhance quality … Continue reading

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Teams and Technology

Copyright 1996 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. Teams and Technology Technology is going to change how all of us work. The trick is how to use technology to make our lives … Continue reading

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