Tuesday, February 19, 2019

John Bentley - Power2Transform - Episode 1003

Randy Ford: Welcome to SuccessInSight. I am Randy Ford. Our guest today is John Bentley from Power2Transform Consulting Group. John, you are a leadership coach, a teacher, trainer, Air Force veteran. You have done a little bit of everything. Talk to us first of all about what is Power2Transform.
John Bentley: Yessir. Randy, thanks so much for hosting today. I primarily work with with health care leaders and what I've discovered is just like any other industry they get promoted for being technical experts, but you also have physicians who've had years and years of school but never get leadership training and they're expected to take a leadership role today operationally in a lot of their health care institutions. So what I help them do is learn how to develop behaviors that build trust, that maximize their influence so they can achieve better results faster through and with others. And here's why that's important. Today in the healthcare industry. There's intense financial pressures just to keep the doors open. Also there's constant change. It's never ending with the rules and regulations changing. There's also a shortage of qualified staff. And then, finally, there are clinical outcomes are scrutinized. So the ability for them to be able to lead themselves and influence others to effectively manage those pressures is so critical. And that's what I focus on is helping them lead themselves.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

David DuPont - Shure-Step - Episode 1002

Randy Ford: Welcome to SuccessInsight, where we tell the stories and successes of people you know and some people you may not know. My name is Randy Ford. Our guest today is David DuPont, who is the president of shure-step.com. David, thanks for being on SuccessInSight. 

David DuPont: Pleasure to be here. 

Randy Ford: First tell us what Sure Step is. 

David DuPont: Shure Step is a safety step stool that I designed back in 1992, was the first revision I guess, or the first step that I designed, and it's a safety step stool, originally designed to help mechanics work on larger trucks and vehicles because trucks come in all different shapes and sizes and so do the mechanics that work on them. And so I designed an adjustable step stool for mechanics to use to work on trucks, and it's adjustable by stacking one step on top of the other which is the most, I guess, unique design and efficient design that we could come up with. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Jim Moran - SimplifyISO - Episode 1001

Randy Ford: Welcome to SuccessInSight. I'm Randy Ford. Our guest today is Jim Moran, who is the president of SimplifyISO. Why don't you tell us a little bit about that?
Jim Moran: Oh for sure. Thanks, Randy. Back in 1987 the first version of ISO 9001 was released. It was a combination of a bunch of documents. Canada had some documents in it. The Z299 series. Britain had a document in it. US 5750, the air quality document. And this group in Geneva, the International Organization for Standardization, put together this document to be released to the world so that instead of having 178 different versions of a quality management system that the world would have one and everybody would use it. And the idea was that if it -- world trade was just starting to pick up steam back to 1987. And if you were buying parts from India or Pakistan or China or wherever you had no way of knowing what you were going to get. And this standard was designed to help make sure that no matter where you purchased if they had this management system in place and they were certified that you would be more likely to get what you actually ordered. So that was its meager beginnings. And there are now 1.6 million companies certified to this standard around the world. So what I do: I noticed right from the beginning that people were making their systems really complicated. They put all kinds of text-based procedures and they had pages and pages pages. There is actually a group in our capital city that writes software for tanks, for the Department of National Defense. They had 6,900 pages of documentation for a management system. that you could've done in 50 or 75 pages. So that's been my goal right since the beginning is to try to help people figure out a way to meet the requirements of this standard but not drown themselves in paper. Randy Ford: What kinds of standards, for people who maybe don't know what that is? What are these standards and how are they applied to everyday people?