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Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc.

Jim has helped thousands of individuals and organizations across North America excel over the past 30 years. He has written hundreds of articles and been published as an industry expert throughout those years dozens of times. Jim's ability to help audiences address obstacles and discover opportunities that lie between the current state they are in and the future state they desire to move toward is remarkable. His talent in facilitating a group and creating a collaborative effort where ideas and solutions can emerge to be implemented always produces inspiring results for everyone involved.

Recent Posts

Creating Positive Energy

We have been talking to people about how they can create the culture they need in their organizations, and our People Solutions Analysis is helping them to see how the five People Solutions categories can help them to do this. Today I'd like to talk to you about one of those categories, Creating Positive Energy.
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A Look at Disappointment

on 5/10/18 2:22 PM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Disappointment Leadership
In all the years of writing the People Solutions newsletter, the topic of disappointment has not been addressed. You might be thinking, "Of course it hasn't; it's supposed to be an inspiring, motivating, and ENERGIZING Friday morning read. The concept of disappointment is . . . well . . . is just so disappointing." And, if you said that, I would have to agree with you, yet stick with me on this topic and let's explore the concept of disappointment and . . . hopefully. . . you won't be disappointed .
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The 5S's

on 4/20/18 2:42 PM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Working Smarter 5S
One of the tools used in LEAN is the concept of 5S. It helps to address the many opportunities where you can create an organized, efficient, cleaner workplace that has clear work processes and standards. As you read through the brief description below, consider how you can use these principles to improve not only your company but also your personal life and approach to your career. 
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Don't Stop Breathing!

on 3/5/18 8:48 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments |
Don't Stop Breathing: that is what I think every time I hear a company leader say, "I think we are going to have to take a few weeks off from training during our busy season!" I am amazed because it could be the same leader who a month or a year before had made this statement, "It is exciting to see the team communicating and working together to solve problems, drive out waste, create a plan, or a multitude of other benefits from the weekly discipline of meeting to focus on Working Smarter. 
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Are You a Builder or a Destroyer?

on 2/21/18 11:24 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Career Success
A railroad crew was working in the hot August sun replacing railroad ties and adjusting tracks. As they labored in the blazing heat, an engine pulls up with a fancy caboose all decked out with company colors, and stops a short distance from the crew. A man in a sharp pinstripe suit steps out of the caboose and yells toward the crew, “John. John Hayes. Is that you?”
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