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February 28, 2011
performance improvement

On-the-Job Performance Improvement

I am pleased to share with you an article from the June 2009 issue of Training Magazine. You may be interested in the comments and the “on-the-job” performance improvement experienced from one of our many satisfied clients. The program’s author also provides some additional insight on the program.
February 17, 2011
Pharmacy Error

Pharmacy Error – Pregnant Woman Given Abortion – Inducing Drug in Error

Being accurate with data is important not only in our professional lives, but also in our personal lives, as this recent news story clearly demonstrates. After taking the wrong medication, a woman who is six-weeks pregnant is nervously waiting to see if there will be permanent effects to her unborn child. She was erroneously given another patient’s medication at a Safeway Pharmacy in Colorado. Although Safeway appears to have taken responsibility for the error, it does not fix the possible […]
January 10, 2011
Typo Personal Accountability

Does a “Typo” Eliminate Personal Accountability?

I continue to be amazed at the number of errors that consistently show up in Annual Reports and financial statements of public companies. An excellent example of this was highlighted in Todd Wallack’s October 4, 2010, Boston Globe article (In reporting pay, firms can err big: Figures on executives off by up to $500,000). The article reports several examples of significant errors on reported executive compensation, from a mere twenty dollars to more than half a million dollars with several errors in […]
August 6, 2010
personality

Personality Set for Life by 1st Grade, Study Suggests

Our personalities stay pretty much the same throughout our lives, from our early childhood years to after we’re over the hill, according to a new study. The results show personality traits observed in children as young as first graders are a strong predictor of adult behavior.  Read more.
July 8, 2010
Food Stamp Errors

Texas Hit with Fine for Food Stamp Errors

Federal officials have fined Texas $3.96 million for errors in issuing food stamp benefits, according to a letter to House Speaker Joe Straus. The penalty is for a high rate of overpayments or underpayments two years in a row, said the letter from U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon. Read the related article published in the San Antonio Express-News.

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