Business Consulting -- Health, Education, and Human Services
Dr. Lybarger provides Executive Coaching and Consultation to managers and leaders in health and human service organizations. As a result of 30 years of management experience he has developed a reality-based perspective on how to create sustainable competitive advantage. He has a particular interest in "surviving and thriving during hard times." Currently, Dr. Lybarger is a Professor of Management at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas where he teaches graduate classes in the Executive MBA, MBA and Master of Health Care Leadership programs.
Dr. Lybarger offers reality-based insights to managers and leaders based on 30 years of successful and unsuccessful vocational experiences. His advice is concise, correct and candid. If you don’t want the truth, don't ask him for an opinion! His current focus is "Increasing Profits by Doing Less." Less is More is the foundation for this management strategy. The quickest way to gain an insight into what the content of your conversation with Dr. Lybarger would include is to review the Lybarger Business Model:
Business environments change but good business practice does not. In fact, good business practice is redundant. I have concluded that, in business, there are success and failure templates. These constants can guide us to added value. For example, I believe the quickest way to add value is to discontinue irrelevant work activities, dispose of irrelevant employees and establish alignment between strategy and operations while creating a 90/90 work culture. In the 90/90 work culture 90% of all employees complete 90% of their work correctly 90% of the time with little or no supervision. Also, I suggest following a policy of "less is more" in every part of business operation except five. They are  employee satisfaction,  customer satisfaction,  employee compensation,  employee productivity and  profit.
The "less is more" concept is best implemented through a macro perspective supported by a right-to-left decision making process. The first step is to define the organizations macro success. The second step is to determine critical events (no more that ten) that must occur if that success is to be achieved. The third step is to define employee behaviors (no more than ten) that if exhibited correctly and consistently increase the probability of achieving that success. The fourth step is to circle back to the beginning of the work process and based on the preceding set of parameters move from left to right strengthening every process, activity and person that increases the probability of success and discarding all others.
The fastest way to make a profit is stop doing things that don't make a profit. Managers should focus on doing less rather than more by creating a stop doing list and removing de-motivation barriers from the work environment. Dr. Lybarger has written two "Reaction Articles" on this topic; "Increasing Profits by Doing Less" and "Less-Is-More." Click on the appropriate link to read these articles.
What you will find in Dr. Lybarger's approach is an interesting and provocative meshing of the thoughts of authors and consultants such as Jim Collins, Jack Welch, Quint Studer & Al Stubblefield.
No matter how good you are ---- you can be better! If you are interested in
creating a high-performance health care organization that will thrive in "hard
times" contact Dr. Lybarger. You will enjoy the conversation.
See Dr. Lybarger's c.v. and explore the range of his healthcare management related consulting.
Dr. Lybarger's Fee Schedule includes $250.00 per hour for Consultation and Staff Training. There is a $1,000.00 retainer fee required.