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Tom Devane is a consultant, author, and co-author of provocative bestselling books on achieving extraordinary results using methods that systematically engage people in organizations and communities.
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    The Change Handbook

    Over 60 methods that engage groups quickly and produce extraordinary results.




    Barnes & Noble


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    Integrating Lean Six Sigma and High Performance Organizations

    A leader's guide to blending technical and people aspects of performance improvement.


    Barnes & Noble

    Wiley & Sons



    White paper on Positive Deviance




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    Tom Devane & Associates, Inc.'s tag line is "Connecting strategy to people to extraordinary results."  Achieving extraordinary results is a key driver in everything we do.  We do this by combining the disciplines of strategy development, process improvement, group dynamics, systems thinking, psychology, and finance.  Our practice areas and delivery mechanisms are listed below.


    Practice Areas


    Strategy development using large, diverse groups

    Business model innovation

    Leading Lean Six Sigma Efforts

    Rapid process improvement

    Leading large-scale change (such as deploying new strategies or technologies)

    Building and maintaining high-performance teams

    Using "group methods" to get teams & groups quickly productive

    Organization design

    Career skills for experienced professionals in transition

    Metrics development for IT departments

    Leadership development


    Delivery Mechanisms


    Results-driven consulting projects

    Workshops in which Tom facilitates client innovation

    Training sessions

    Diagnostic assessments (individual, group, and organization)

    Executive coaching sessions (one-on-one)

    Executive coaching sessions (group)