October 23, 2018 | Mark Paradies

Do You Need New Ways to Improve Performance?

Summit leaders and participants

Does your site or company need to:

  • improve safety,
  • improve quality,
  • improve equipment reliability,
  • stop human errors,
  • perform better root cause analysis, and/or
  • achieve operational excellence?

You need the latest knowledge and best practices.

Where can you learn the latest improvement ideas, best practices, root cause analysis techniques, and benchmark with industry leaders across the world, industries, and disciplines?

That’s the question I asked back in the mid-1990s. There wasn’t a place that you could find people from around the world who were interested in improving performance across disciplines:

  • quality
  • safety
  • process safety
  • equipment
  • operations

and across industries:

  • refining,
  • nuclear,
  • oil exploration & production,
  • pharmaceuticals,
  • chemicals,
  • construction,
  • utilities,
  • hospitals,
  • manufacturing,
  • government,
  • mining,
  • aerospace/aviation,
  • defense,
  • bioscience,
  • pipeline,
  • fertilizer,
  • wind power,
  • forestry …

That’s why we started the Global TapRooT® Summit back in 1994.

To me, the networking and benchmarking that takes place at the Global TapRooT® Summit between performance improvement professionals is unparalleled. We guarantee that you will meet people and share idea that will produce at least a 10X return on your investment or we will refund your Summit fee.

How can we make such a guarantee? Because we have 24 years of experience making the Summit the premier place to learn new performance improvement ideas and we have thousands of satisfied attendees that can attest to the value of the Summit.

What did people take home from the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit? Here are Ken Reed and Benna Dortch talking about the top six takeaways…

The top six they describe are:

  1. Proactive improvement methods.
  2. Investigation rewards.
  3. Performance measures and trending techniques.
  4. Proactive improvement of your improvement program.
  5. Leadership succession plan for improvement.
  6. Communicating improvement successes.

Here is a sample of what 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit attendees had to say:

Many mentioned the motivation they received from the Keynote Speakers. We work hard to get great speakers every year. What can you look forward to in 2019? 

Astronaut, Jim Wetherbee – Controlling Risk in a Dangerous World


Rock Star, Carl Dixon – Start Philosophy and Dangerous Distractions


President of System Improvements, Mark Paradies – Decisions that Get People Killed


Safety Motivational Speaker, Candace Carnahan – It Could Happen to You


Paris Train Attack Hero, Staff Sargent Spencer Stone – Don’t Be a Bystander: Be the Spark that Ignites Change


But that just a start of the Summit content. There are six tracks of talks to pick from. The six tracks are:

  • TapRooT® Instructor Recertification
  • Safety
  • Stopping Human Error
  • Performance Excellence
  • Better Investigations
  • Alternative

Watch for detailed descriptions of each of these tracks in upcoming blog posts.

Finally, how much money can you save your company by attending the Summit? Watch this and get some ideas…

If you need ideas to improve performance … Register for the 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit in Houston (Montgomery), TX on March 11-15, NOW! Here is the registration link:


Operational Excellence, Root Cause Analysis, Summit
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