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Public TapRooT® Course in Chile

July 1st, 2015 by

Check out the latest Onsite course in Chile! Follow these links for more information on our Public and Onsite courses.


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Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2015 by

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We are grateful for all of our Canadian TapRooT® Instructors and friends! Happy Canada Day!

TapRooT® Public Course in Monterrey, Mexico

June 24th, 2015 by

Take a look at a few pictures from a recent public TapRooT® course in Monterrey, Mexico.










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TapRooT® Public Course in Hamburg, Germany

June 22nd, 2015 by

Take a look at a few photos from a recent 5-Day TapRooT® Public Course in Hamburg, Germany.
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Career Development: The Truth About Failure

June 22nd, 2015 by

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In Walter Bond’s book All Buts Stink (2009),  he puts failure into perspective.  He believes that there are two important factors that contribute to it – a lack of information and/or a lack of discipline.  Both contributing factors can be overcome.

You are already paying a price for the life you have. Pay a little bit more and have a bigger life. ~ Walter Bond

Reaching for a bigger life is to risk failure. Ironically, failure is easy to live with because it brings out sympathy from our friends and colleagues.  Sympathy is comforting.  We may not realize it, but there may be a point in life that we settled comfortably into the benefits of failure.  Discipline is hard work, and so is finding the information that we need to be successful.

However, accepting failure is also accepting a smaller life.

So how do you live a bigger life? Bond advises,

Career change, back to school, investment of time, investment of money, increased effort or focus, investment of courage.

And then what? And then the road to success may get uncomfortable, and one reason is that success brings out jealousy from those same friends and colleagues who were all in on the  group hug when we failed. They may send this message to us once we begin to experience success:  Don’t push forward and leave me behind. Stay here on my level where we’re friends.  They may not say those exact words, but what they do say to us may not encourage us to move toward a bigger life.  Plus, taking risks will create more obstacles, more roadblocks, more failures.

Perhaps the solution is to re-frame “failure” as simply an undesirable outcome.  Undesirable outcomes are not failures, they help us succeed.  To experience success after an undesirable outcome, we must be willing to take action.  We not only need a willingness to risk failure, we need to be willing to fall flat on our faces allowing that experience to motivate us to take that information and increase in action, to find the information we need, to become more disciplined.  Failure is a chance to move forward with important, new knowledge.

Know better. Do better.

Think of all the successful people throughout history, and all the struggles they went through before achieving a bigger life.  They never gave up — they corrected what needed to be corrected after each failure and kept their momentum.

When we become wildly successful, no one will be talking about our failures. Failures are just important and necessary stepping stones to achieving our highest aspirations.  Stepping stones … not stumbling blocks.  And that, friends, is the truth about failure.

Are you paying a price for the life you have? Are you willing to pay a little more?

Learn more about Walter Bond at

Mystery Solved!

June 19th, 2015 by

Shout out to TapRooT® Instructor, Ken Turnbull for forwarding us this interesting, hot-off-the-press “headline news.”  You heard it here first!



TapRooT® Public Course in Cape Town, South Africa

June 10th, 2015 by


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TapRooT® Onsite Course in Slovakia

June 8th, 2015 by


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Hazard Identification Course Goes on a Field Trip in Las Vegas

June 7th, 2015 by

Learning in the field at the CAT facility…

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Amazing Summit!

June 5th, 2015 by


Today I’m looking forward to Captain Richard Phillips talk. But I already know this has been the best Summit ever.

The keynotes were amazing. From Dan Quiggle to Walter Bond to Dr. Beverly Chiodo to Mhorvan Sherret and Alan Smith … they were all amazing! They influence people’s lives, gave great take aways, and left us motivated to improve our workplaces.

I’m already starting to plan for the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit with excellent ideas from this year’s participants and a few of my own. Start planning now to attend in San Antonio on August 1-5.

See you there.




Report from Las Vegas

June 3rd, 2015 by

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I didn’t get a chance to report during the day, but at the reception tonight, many people told me that this was the best Summit ever and by far the best conference they ever attended.

Thanks to Walter Bond and Dan Quiggle for their contribution to a great fist day!

Pre-Summit TapRooT® Courses are Underway!

June 1st, 2015 by

Took a picture of each class being held before the TapRooT® Summit. Here’s the students and instructors working hard to learn how to apply new things to improve performance.

TapRooT® Software Course:

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Interviewing & Investigation Basics:

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Advanced Trending:

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Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis:

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Hazard Recognition:

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2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis:

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Understanding & Stopping Human Error:

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Analyzing & Fixing Safety Culture Issues:

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TapRooT® Quality/Six Sigma/Lean Advanced Root Cause Analysis Training:

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Proactive Use of TapRooT®:

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Risk Assessment & Management Best Practices:

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Fighting Fatigue:

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Advanced Causal Factor Development:

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Start planning to attend the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit in San Antonio, Texas, on August 1-5.

TapRooT® Public Course in Bogota, Colombia

May 26th, 2015 by

Pictures from a recent TapRooT® Public course in Bogota, Colombia.







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