Interruptions Throughout the Day

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By Suzette Pare’-AutreyWe recently took our family to Hawaii for an early Christmas. We swam with sharks, kissed dolphins, played at the beach, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our children and grandchildren. A few days into our vacation, we started getting requests for photos from friends and family members. These soon turned to complaints, as time went on and …

The Power of Operational Learning

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By Bob Edwards A few years back, I was sitting in my living room when I heard two of my teenage boys arguing with each other in the dining room. I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but I could tell from the tone of their voices that their interaction was not friendly or cooperative in nature. From my comfortable …

Finally: Tangible Insight for Rapidly Transforming Organizational Culture

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HOW TO Swiftly and Sustainably Grow a Just Culture, Safety Culture, and High Reliability ​ CHEYENNE, WYOMING, June 30, 2015 – At long last, the corporate myth that organizational culture change is ‘hard’ and ‘takes a long time’, has been officially busted. The ‘how to’ insight provided in the newly released book, 6-Hour Safety Culture- How to Sustainably Reduce Human …

SPECIAL FEATURE: 6-Hour Safety Culture

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6-Hour Safety Culture is the first book published by the Human Performance Association, Inc. (HPA). Written by Tim Autrey, Founder/CEO of the Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc., it chronicles and details the lessons learned over his past ten years of working with tens of thousands of employees in some of the largest organizations on the planet; efforts where errors have been …

Can Gratitude Really Change Behavior?

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By Stacey Hefner Can gratitude really change behavior? Can you get a positive response from positive effort? What does being grateful do to your behavior? In a world full of negative images on television, radio, news reporting (and I could go on and on), can just a smile and a thank you make a difference? Can you really be the …

Lessons Learned In My Sleep

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by Suzette Pare’ I recently bought a FitBit® so I could see what my activity level looked like, not only during the day, but at night as I slept. I was able to see what my sleep patterns were- how long I was in a deep sleep, a light sleep, and how many times I had awakened during the night. …

What Does Your Business Culture Say About You?

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By Ritu Budakoti Last week, some members of our Human Performance Association’s Team had a fantastic opportunity to participate in PPI Certification Course in Las Vegas, Nevada. Practicing Perfection Institute is an HPA approved organization. Many congratulations to the PPI Team for putting together such a great amalgamation of Next-Level Human Performance Theory and Practice in action. Certification week was …

Change Your Life: A 60-second Inward Journey

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By: Ritu Budakoti REACTION vs. RESPONSE, are they different? Zig Ziglar- in his distinctive and magnificent southern drawl– asks, “Did you respond well to the medication your doctor prescribed, or did you have a bad reaction?” This is an excerpt from one of his audio programs done many years ago, however, the example he used is still apt and relevant. …

Unleashing the Power of Behaviors

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by Ritu Budakoti Recently, I watched a film “Nature: Leave it to Beavers” with my son. He is almost three and is currently exploring different kinds of animals. Some animals that he watches he imitates, and some he just wants to watch again and again. Well, I am so grateful that he made me watch the documentary with him. I …

(Survey Results) The Greatest Current Challenges to Performance Improvement

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​​ The Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. (PPI) recently offered a survey to nearly 5,000 performance improvement practitioners involved in safety, error reduction, quality, efficiency, and/or productivity. The survey asked a single question: “What is your greatest current challenge relative to improving [safety, quality, etc.] within your organization?” This was the second survey of this type conducted by PPI. The first …