Employee Performance Management and Improvement: Grote Consulting #strategic #performance #management #system



Getting the Most From Your Performance Management System

Harvard Business School Videos

The Harvard Business Review engaged Dick Grote to be the subject-matter expert for two of their online tools, “Goal Setting ” and “Performance Reviews .”

The Goal Setting Tool answers these questions: What do your direct reports need to achieve this year? How will they stay focused on the most important tasks, committed to their jobs, and motivated to exceed expectations? At the end of the year, how will you know if they did a good job?

The Performance Reviews Tool presents a step-by-step process to help managers keep reviews accurate, straightforward and effective.

Performance Improvement Quick Tip

Years ago, in one of the first rigorous studies of performance appraisal, General Electric discovered that criticism for an individual’s performance doesn’t usually result in much performance improvement. What does work, the GE researchers found, was reinforcing the individual’s strengths and encouraging him to make even more use of those skills that were particularly well developed. Things haven’t changed. Building on strengths almost always provides better performance than trying to shore up weaknesses.

Client Quotes Case Studies

Read what our satisfied clients are saying about us and take a look at our Client Success Stories to see how we can help you. Below are three testimonials and case studies from American Airlines, Corus Entertainment and Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Grote Consulting has been instrumental in helping us launch our cutting edge performance management tool and process. Their reputation as experts and their dedicated responsiveness, depth of knowledge, and genuine passion for performance management made them our ideal partner.

Grote Consulting’s assistance in crafting our new performance management system gave us the finishing touches that we needed to launch a successful organizational and personal change program for current and future “Baylorites.”

Grote Consulting helped us achieve our goal of creating a truly blended performance management system with the development of a state-of-the-art performance appraisal process designed especially for the specific needs of our agency.!

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Strategic Project Solutions #strategic #it #solutions


Production Control

Maximizing return on capital investment remains elusive for many companies, impacting financial performance and shareholder value. At the root of the issue is overreliance on functional project management and underinvestment in managing the execution of work.

Unlike conventional project management functions that focus on reporting and forecasting, SPS Project Production Control solutions enable effective management of variability and use of resources resulting in enhanced quality, better control of cost and time and reduced risk of EH Management from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jim Richardson Senior Vice President Solutions

Jim Richardson

Senior Vice President Solutions

Richardson brings twenty-six years of leadership experience in the oil and gas industry, including twenty-two years with a US supermajor covering drilling and completions, field development, capital projects and production operations in the UK North Sea, North America, Africa and Papua New Guinea. He has operated in an advisory capacity to board level executives in industry leading super majors and emerging North American onshore operators and has been involved directly in advising and leading major capital projects for over fifteen years. He holds a B.Eng. in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Todd R. Zabelle

Founder & CEO

Zabelle has more than thirty years of experience in the delivery of complex and critical capital projects. He was the founder and president of Pacific Contracting, an equity partner in the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), and founder of the Project Production Institute (PPI).


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Ripoff Report #strategic #tax #lawyers


Strategic Tax Lawyers took our money and put us in worse shape.

As with many others we went to Strategic Tax Lawyers (mytaxattorney) because we had issues with the IRS. We trusted them to file a CNC and eventually file an OIC (offer in compromise).

As far as we knew everything was going well.

One day we received a letter from the IRS telling us we immediately owed them over $20k and that we were no longer in CNC. It turns out that our “lawyers” revoked their power of Attorney. This triggered us to be pulled out of CNC (currently non collection) status.

When I asked Mr. Mobasserniaa why they revoked the power of attorney it was because they did not want to receive any more mail from the IRS and that this was something they normally do.

This was a shock to us. First off revoking the Power of attorney, with no notice, is not only inexcusable it is unethical.

So we hired an IRS Tax Professional. Within minutes (literally) they discovered problems with YEARS of taxes. Something Strategic Tax Attorneys should have seen within the first days of receiving our business (and what they were paid to do).

What the Tax Professional discovered was that not only do we not owe anything, WE ARE GETTING A REFUND.

There is a lien on the house that caused us so much stress that it ruined our marriage. Turns out we never had that debt. But the damage was done.

Things they did not catch (that they were PAID to catch).

  • In 2009 there were no deductions taken out at all
  • We paid $8000 but it was not included in the return. When we talked to the IRS they told us that they had a check sitting there for us?
  • Although we paid for 2013 and 2014 returns, they were NOT filed. Strategic Tax Lawyers told me, and tried to show me, that they filed the taxes. The IRS told us that those years were NOT filed. AT ALL. So we paid for nothing
  • They filed a CNC and never intended to make an OIC. My Wife repeatedly inquired about this on MULTIPLE occasions and was put off and told that we had to wait. So many times that it became too late to file an OIC.
  • Making an Offer in Compromise
  • Getting us out of our IRS problems
  • Filing our taxes correctly

None of those were carried out by Strategic Tax Lawyers. Even though they charged us for all of them.

They mishandled tax information of their clients. We were emailed another persons’ tax forms and information.

They took our money and did none of what they promised.

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SUBMITTED: Monday, June 27, 2016

POSTED: Monday, June 27, 2016

No other report in the history of your firm?

1) You put us in a worse situation by revoking your Power of Attorney (with no notice to us) which triggered us being pulled out of CNC. So you put us in the same position we were in at the start. Now, however, they were demanding a $20k+ payment. So yes, worse.

2) Mishandling of personal informaion: We were emailed the returns and tax informaion of another couple. We have the name of those people on file and will forward that information to the governing authorities that need to know.

3) Our 2013 and 2014 taxes were NOT filed. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) informed us that they were not filed. You can show me whatever you want but if the IRS says that they were not filed, then they were not filed. I can not say it plainly enough. You took our money to do our returns but the IRS has no record of that.

4) I am not aware of ANY contact about an OIC. Perhaps you contacted a different client thinking it was us. That is the only explaination since you emailed us someone elses tax information.

I don’t know what to tell you, we paid you a lot of money and have nothing to show for it. The new person we hired has fixed EVERYTHING. Not only that, they fixed it all in a matter of DAYS, not YEARS.

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Client is misrepresenting facts

AUTHOR: Strategic Management – (USA)

SUBMITTED: Thursday, June 23, 2016

POSTED: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Our commitment to integrity is paramount as is evidenced by no OTHER ripoff reports in the HISTORY of this firm. The purpose of this rebuttal is to address each and every one this individual s complaints:

1.) We have done nothing This individual had an attorney with 20 years of experience deal with his tax issues for over 2 years. In that time, he became tax compliant, the IRS and the Franchise Tax Board, did NOT conduct any kind of involuntary collection against him, and he was put on Currently non-collectible status. Once on this status, he was not required to make ANY payments to the IRS. How he was put in a worse off position is perplexing.

In addition, our firm routinely revokes everyone s power of attorney at the culmination of the case. It is not efficient and flat out wasteful to receive a past client s IRS notices once a case is completed. When the client stated that the IRS kicked him off currently non-collectible status, the firm, AS A COURTESY, offered to file a new power of attorney with the IRS to investigate. This individual refused and demanded a refund for 2 years of legal work.

2.) Mishandling of personal information: This is the first time in the history of this law firm that we have been accused of this. This individual was asked to specify this accusation so that a more meaningful dialogue could be had, his only response was that he would report us to other governing authorities.

3.) Tax returns not filed: All of the returns this individual contracted the firm to file were filed and proof of this was sent to him.

4.) Offer In Compromise: A review of this individual s engagement agreement does not indicate anything regarding a promise to conduct an offer in compromise. Nevertheless, the firm spoke to him and his wife regarding filing an offer for them on 10/19/15, 8/14/14, and 7/28/14. Neither he nor his wife followed up with the steps necessary for them to complete the OIC submission.

It is unfortunate that this individual feels this way and we wish him the best of luck in the future.

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Sagacious Consultants #epic #consulting, #ehr, #sagacious, #sagacious #consultants, #healthcare, #epic, #best




Within its first five years, Sagacious Consultants ascended to a Best in KLAS* consulting firm and landed on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. Sagacious Consultants is now part of Accenture, expanding its breadth of services and geographies served.

As EHR systems have become more widely adopted, Sagacious Consultants has increasingly focused on strategic projects that enable healthcare organizations to meet their biggest operational goals. Using proven methodologies for revenue and clinical transformations, Sagacious Consultants helps clients improve KPIs, enhance provider efficiency, and increase patient satisfaction.

The team now includes hundreds of EHR-certified consultants, from licensed clinicians, former CIOs, and other experienced professionals, bringing diverse perspective and insight to clients worldwide.

The Sagacious Advantage is simple: We combine technical acumen with intimate knowledge of the healthcare space to achieve meaningful results. Combined with Accenture, Sagacious Consultants delivers exceptional value to clients and contributes to the transformation of healthcare through technology with greater impact.

*Sagacious Consultants ranked #1 for Implementation Clinical – Supportive in the 2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Software Services report. © 2014 KLAS Enterprises, LLC | All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com

Simple and based on a single principle – our customers’ success is a direct measure of our own. To measure success we use three metrics: timeline, budget and end-user adoption. Other healthcare consulting organizations may agree on this, but the difference with Sagacious Consultants is we have the software expertise and experience to make it happen.

We recruit only the best consultants and embody a healthy work/life balance, boasting one of the highest retention rates in the industry! In turn, our customers receive uncompromised results. Our employees provide in depth knowledge of Epic software, project management skills to keep a project on time and on budget and the experience necessary to mesh industry best practices with the organization’s needs.

Sagacious Consultants understands that success brings social responsibility. We pride ourselves by delivering like no other healthcare consulting firm by providing a significant portion of profits to our employees’ and customers’ local charities.

Sagacious Consultants is an innovative consulting firm dedicated to making healthcare better from patient to provider.

Sagacious accomplishes this by providing the top echelon of Epic consultants to our partners, ranging from large academic healthcare organizations to local community clinics. Our mission to our employees is to treat each one as an individual, with the utmost respect, and to provide them with a culture that promotes personal and professional happiness, growth and diversity, and which rewards achievements.

Our mission to our clients is to engage with them as partners, and to provide superior results by leveraging our consultants’ technical expertise in conjunction with our intimate knowledge of the healthcare space. With a strong focus on collaboration, both internally and with our clients, Sagacious Consultants guarantees to surpass expectations.

Sagacious Consultants will continue to grow in prominence and expertise with a focus on sustainability.

We will remain committed to our core values by only employing the best and brightest employees, fostering an inclusive, yet elite corporate culture, and providing superior consultants and customer service to our clients.

Since our inception in 2009, Sagacious Consultants has been wholeheartedly committed to supporting the community, both near and far. It is because of this commitment that we donate a significant amount of money to nonprofit, charitable organizations which have a direct impact on the communities of our clients and our employees. These organizations support diverse causes such as medical research, support for animals, women’s rights and healthcare, early childhood education, support services for veterans, as well as many other causes.

A new benefit introduced to all employees in 2012 allows each employee to choose a charitable organization for Sagacious to make a donation to on their behalf. As Sagacious has continued to grow, this has allowed the amount of contributions, as well as the organizations benefiting from these contributions, to grow substantially over time. Please see the graphic to the right for Sagacious’ annual contributions since inception.

“This has been a very positive impact to our organization and I do feel that we would not be so successful if he would not have been part of the project.”

“She hit the ground running. Her experience paid immediate dividends.”

“As a former Epic TS, he was effective and productive for us from the first hour in our organization. He was always finishing ahead of time or on time.”

“Not all Epic consultants are created equal and he definitely can cover a wide array of topics.”

“He has a very in depth understanding of the Epic system and was able to apply his knowledge to help us with many issues.”

“Her deep knowledge of Epic Willow has made her an extremely valuable member of the team.

“Extremely efficient and thorough.” “Very efficient, effective, knowledgeable, thorough.”

“He has been so willing to take on as much as we give him, with great outcomes.”

“I was not expecting to be able to complete as many issues as we were able to.”

“Willing to help on issues not assigned to him and able to provide details of issue that we would get from our EPIC TS. This saved us time on resolution.”

“She was extremely helpful to everyone.”

“He was constantly finishing issues that needed to be completed regardless if it was for Claims, HB, or anyone else that asked for his help

Sagacious Consultants has worked with over 100 Epic healthcare organizations across the nation. These organizations range from the largest of hospital networks to smaller, physician practice only organizations. The projects range from full life-cycle implementations to upgrades and from big-bang installs to rollouts. We have provided clients with consultants in nearly every application. We are more than happy to provide referrals upon request.

• Majority former-Epic employees

• Certified in all Epic applications

• Experienced with all phases of implementation

• Senior level consultants

• Success through collaboration: internal Sharepoint promotes synergy

Sagacious Consultants has worked with over 100 clients across the nation varying in size, scope, complexity and business structure:

• Pediatric organizations such as Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Omaha, and Seattle Children’s Hospital

• Religious organizations such as Bon Secours Health System and Baptist Health System

• Higher Learning institutions such as University of California San Francisco, University of Colorado Hospital, and University of Maryland Medical Services

• Private, Public, or FQHC organizations such as Providence Health Services, Harris County Hospital District, Hennepin County Medical Center, and Access Community Health Network

Sagacious Consultants is painting the map red with over 100 clients and 200+ employees in 41 states.




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