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Joe D. Buys

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I can answer questions dealing with leadership development, cross-functional team development, conflict resolution, absenteeism management, workplace violence, sexual harassment, diversity in the workplace, supervisor and management training and conducting employee and customer opinion surveys. I can also answer questions dealing with Lean Manufacturing and Administrative Lean for the Office.

Experience in the area

I have been a manager then business owner and now consultant for over 40 years. My education and experience working in the real world prepared me for my work as a consultant. However, my experience as a consultant has allowed me to work with some of the top organizations and industries in the world. I have learned from their successes and failures. That has helped me to develop strategies to improve both employee and process performance. I have learned many lessons over the years. However, one stands out above all the others. Without good leadership every organization is ultimately doom to fail. Perhaps Al Gini said it best when he said... "The term “power” comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power. The central issue of power in leadership is not Will it be used? But rather Will it be used wisely and well?" I hope I can help you find the right balance.

Education/Credentials

Both a BA and MA from Michigan State University.

Past/Present Clients

General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, Dow Chemical, Valasic Foods, Lear Corporation, United States Postal Service

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Karen11/14/14101010excellent and helpful reply. thank you.
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Recent Answers from Joe D. Buys

2016-02-01 New job blues:

Dear Lerin,    First, let me say that I'm sorry you've had such a bad experience in your job. However, don't feel alone. There is a saying that employees don't quit their job, they quit their supervisor

2015-08-03 Training and development:

Dear Lauren,    There are a number of things, technically and philospically that should be used in evaluating a training program for adults. I will mention just a few. We have a "Train the Trainer" program

2015-08-03 Training:

Katie,    There are a number of things, technically and philospically that should be used in evaluating a training program for adults. I will mention just a few. We have a "Train the Trainer" program that

2013-10-09 fired:

Dear Sandy,    That depends on several things. What was the misunderstanding? What were the circumstances around the misunderstanding? Did your employer have a legal right to terminate you? In many cases

2013-05-14 EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP:

Dear Anita,    It can be very difficult to build the trust and respect of employees. It can be even harder to get them to believe in themselves. However, there are several things that are crucial that

 

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