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About Leslie Allan

Author photoLeslie Allan is Managing Director of Business Performance Pty Ltd; a management consulting firm specializing in people and process capability. He has been assisting organizations for over 20 years, contributing in various roles as project manager, consultant and trainer for organizations large and small. He is also the author of five books on training and change management and is the editor of a practical guide on managing projects. Leslie is a member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Graduate Management Association of Australia and the Quality Society of Australasia. He also serves as a member of the Divisional Council of the Australian Institute of Training and Development and won the Council Member of the Year accolade at the 2012 AITD National Training Excellence Awards. View Leslie's Google Profile.

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Driving Counterproductive Behaviors

Submitted by Leslie Allan on March 21st, 2014

Poorly designed employee incentive schemes do more damage than good. How can you avoid them and what can you do to fix them? Leslie Allan shares some stories from the trenches that teach valuable lessons in how to design an effective rewards system.

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Case Study: Setting Business Performance Targets

Submitted by Leslie Allan on March 11th, 2014

Tying training course outcomes to business objectives is the hallmark of successful training programs. Yet many program designers struggle with getting this right. In this case study, Leslie Allan describes how one company went about creating business objectives before a training program started.

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Case Study (Roles): Working in Teams

Submitted by Leslie Allan on February 19th, 2014

Setting up self-managed work teams is a daunting task for any manager or business owner. Sharing a common understanding about each team member’s role and responsibilities is a must for a smooth transition to the new way of working. Follow this case study as an auto repair shop conducts a role analysis as part of the transition.

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How Do You Engage Learners?

Submitted by Leslie Allan on February 14th, 2014

Every trainer wants to engage their training program participants in the enterprise of learning. Some trainers barely get off the mark while others excel at enthusing their learners. Join the discussion and share your thoughts and experiences in getting learners engaged.

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Case Study (Performance): Inventory Management

Submitted by Leslie Allan on February 11th, 2014

Leslie Allan continues his case study examining the lessons we can learn from an electronics manufacturing company implementing a new inventory management system. In this installment, he demonstrates the methods you can use to clarify employee performance standards and how they contribute to a successful change initiative and training program.

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Case Study (Roles): Inventory Management

Submitted by Leslie Allan on January 31st, 2014

Is your change initiative or training program heading for disaster? Perhaps you need to conduct a role analysis. This case study looks at how an electronics manufacturing company implementing a new inventory management system salvaged their program from oblivion.

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