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Key, M. K. The Daily Practices of Leading Others. Available now!

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Other Publications:

Deal, T.E., and Key, M. K. Corporate Celebration: Play, Purpose, and Profit at Work. San Francisco: Berrott-Kohler, 1998.

Key, M. K. Managing Change in Healthcare: Innovative Solutions for People-based Organizations. Chicago: McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Key, M. K., Guinane, C.G., and Smith, M.S. Thought Packages that Produce Results: Just-In-Time Training Modules for Continuous Improvement. Quorum Health Resources, Inc., 1997.

Key, M. K. Just-in-time Modules for Continuous Improvement. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Shadur, K., Herlin, N. Guinane, C., Key M. K. et al. The Manual for Designing Change in Healthcare. Chicago: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

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Articles

  • Key, M. K. The Human Flowchart: Understanding Work as a Process. In Elaine Beich (Ed.), The 2012 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting. John Wiley & Sons, 2012, 39-43.
  • Key, M. K. Barnyard Basics: Avoiding Communication Foibles. In Elaine Beich (Ed.), The 2012 Pfeiffer Annual: Training. John Wiley & Sons, 2012, 27-30.
  • Key, M. K. Burrs in the Saddle: A Way to Create Workshop Dialogue. In Elaine Beich (Ed.), The 2010 Pfeiffer Annual: Training. John Wiley & Sons, 2010, 141-143.
  • Key, M. K. Humanity Training: Exploring Sterotyping. The 2009 Pfeiffer Annual: Experiential Learning Activities. John Wiley & Sons, 2009, 25-30.
  • Key, M. K. Employee Attitude Surveys: Whine or Whine Not? The 2008 Pfeiffer Annual: Experiential Learning Activities. John Wiley & Sons, 2008, 225-230.
  • Key, M. K. (1) “Peers Cheer Peers” Awards Ceremony; (2) Squeezeplay Course Review and (3) Tents Tell All: Myriads of Uses for Table Tents The Trainers Warehouse of Games: Fun and Energizing Ways to Enhance Learning. Pfeiffer, 2007.
  • Key, M. K. Doubling up on creativity. In Beich, Elaine (Ed.). 90 World Class Activities by 90 World Class Trainers. San Francisco: Pfeiffer-Jossey-Bass, 2007.
  • Key, M. K. What is sexual harassment? Examining the gray areas. The 2007 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting. John Wiley & Sons, 2007, 21-31.
  • Key, M. K. Do Differences divide us? Learning about diversity. The 2006 Pfeiffer Annual: Training. John Wiley & Sons, 2006, 11-13.
  • Key, M. K. The systemization of facilitation. The 2005 Annual: Training, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005, 235-243.
  • Key, M. K. Using openers to connect people and their work. The 2005 Annual: Training, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005, 79-80.
  • Key, M. K. Spotlight dance: Building a base of common knowledge. The 2004 Annual: Training, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004, 51-53.
  • Key, M. K. Words that heal. News from SPOHNC, vol.12(5), February 2003, pp.5-6.
  • Key, M. K. The language of healing. Coping. March-April, 2002, p. 43.
  • Key, M. K. Decision-making: Voting with your feet. The 2003 Annual: Volume 2, Consulting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003, 37-39.
  • Key, M. K. Pink slip: Dealing with organizational change. The 2002 Annual; Experiential Learning . Volume 2, San Francisco: Pfeiffer-Jossey-Bass, 2001.
  • Key, M. K. A method for mediating conflict among differing mindsets. Journal of Healthcare Quality. November-December, 2000, 22(6), 4-8.
  • Key, M. K. Cultural story-weaving. The 2001 Annual. San Francisco: Pfeiffer-Jossey-Bass, 2000.
  • Key, M. K. Exploring the range of facilitation intervention. The 2000 Annual. San Francisco: Pfeiffer-Jossey-Bass, 1999.
  • Key, M. K. Using the grid structure to apply consensus decision-making tools. 1996 H.R. Handbook, 1996.
  • Key, M. K. Across the great divide: A method for mediating differences. 1995 H.R. Handbook , 1996, 397-401.
  • Key, M. K. Ideal work place: Creating a team vision. The 1996 Annual: Vol. 2, Consulting . San Diego, Pfieffer & Co., 1995, 45-56.
  • Key, M. K. Fishing for “why?” The affinity cause-and-effect diagram. The 1995 Annual: Developing Human Resources. San Diego: Pfieffer & Co., 1975, 21-27.
  • Key, M. K. The role of contracting in quality improvement. Quality Matters , October 1992, 1(1), 22.
  • Key, M. K. How to use focus groups to gain customer knowledge. Quality Matters, November 1992, 1(2), 21.
  • Key, M. K. Pain: That ? sensation. In B. Rabin (Ed.), The Psychology of Disability. Santa Ana, CA: Joyce Publication, 1976.
  • Key, M. K. & Barker, Brenda. What holds a virtual enterprise together? In Elaine Beich (Ed.). The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting, John Wiley & Sons, 2013, 247-255.
  • Key, M. K., Broussard, K & D.J. Ottensmeyer. Quality assurance programming: Process and pitfalls. Group Practice News , August/September, 1988, 32-34.
  • Key, M. K., Coleman, B. and Robinson, J. Developing center policy to assure client rights. Breakthrough , Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 9(1), Winter 1980, 12-13.
  • Key, M. K. & Fisher, S. Creating an aim: articulating purpose, vision, values. In Arthur VanGundy (1998). 101 Great Activities & Games. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Key, M. K. Portis, C. Helping others deal with change. In Arthur VanGundy (1998). 101 Great Activates & Games. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Key, M. K. & Nordloh, J. Group meetings: Innovative and creative communication tools. The 1998 Annual; Vol. 2 , 1998.
  • Key, M. K. & Ottensmeyer, D.J. Managed care puts a clamp on costs. Personnel , 67(9), September 1990, 29-32.
  • Key, M. K., Poor, G. & B. Lowry. Board education borrows from adult learning: the board’s role and CQI. Healthcare Strategic Management , March 1995, 13(3). 23-23.
  • Fisher, S & Key, M. K. Helping others deal with change. In Arthur VanGundy, 101 Great Activities & Games San Francisco: 1998.
  • Gorsuch, R.L., and Key, M. K. Abnormalities of pregnancy as a function of anxiety and life stress. Psychosomatic Medicine, 1974, 36(4), 352-362.
  • Mills, H.L. and Key, M. K. The process for developing a productivity system. Productivity and State Manpower Development . Atlanta: Southern Regional Education Board, 1982, 35-46.
  • Nickle, B. & Key, M. K. Forcefield analysis: The broomstick demonstration. In Arthur VanGundy (1998). 101 Great Activities & Games .  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Ottensmeyer, D.J. & Key, M. K. Lessons learned hiring HMO medical directors. Healthcare Management Review, 16(2), Spring 1991, 21-30.
  • Ottensmeyer, D.J. & Key, M. K. Mining physician potential: The physician as hospital executive. Healthcare Executive, 4(5), September/October 1989, 240-26.
  • Ottensmeyer, D.J. & Key, M. K. Quality assurance in a proprietary managed care system. Utilization Review and Quality Assurance, 3(3), August 1988, 1-4.
  • Ottensmeyer, D.J. & Key, M. K. The unique contribution of the physician executive to health care management. In R. Schenke. The Physician in Management (2nd ed.). American Academy of Medical Directors, 1988, 50-64.
  • Sobell, L.C. and Key, M. K. Program evaluation training: A collaborative university-CMHC venture. Professional Psychology, 13(2), April 1982, 318-321.