Kelly Allan

Kelly L. Allan is on the Advisory Council of the Deming Institute and is also the founder and Senior Associate of Kelly Allan Associates, Ltd., (KAAL) a multi-disciplinary company with 24 Associates that has been in business since 1974.  Kelly has published articles, commentary and letters in a variety of journals, including Fast Company, Personnel Journal, Marketing News, INC. Magazine, Business Marketing Association News, The Wall Street Journal, andHarvard Business Review.  He has been featured in Fast Company, The Columbus Dispatch, Sam's Club The Source, Tanning Trends, Quality Progress, THE MASTERFUL COACHING FIELDBOOK, THE KNOWING DOING GAP, and ABOLISHING PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS.

Kelly travels nationally and internationally speaking on a variety of management topics. He has given presentations in Canada, China, Ecuador, England, Singapore, and Mexico.

 He has a Baccalaureate degree from The University of Michigan.

If you're managing by visible numbers alone you're likely not getting the real picture of what's going on. What is obvious is typically not the full story and perhaps is even incorrect, writes contributor Kelly Allan. Includes a Reader's Mini Guide to the works of Dr. W. Edwards Deming....Full Article »
Joyce Nilsson Orsini's new book THE ESSENTIAL DEMING provides an excellent bridge to the next level of Deming’s insights, writes contributor Kelly Allan. Dr. Orsini reviewed and studied documents, videotapes, letters, interviews, and notes archived in a variety of locales, during the production of the book. The result, says Allan, is a...Full Article »
It’s one of the most widely employed management tools out there, but is Management by Objectives (targets) destroying our companies? Yes, argues Kelly Allan in the latest Deming Files Column. Here’s why MBOs can make people deliver "meaningless, even damaging, results."...Full Article »
As typically understood, taught, and practiced, Management By Objective destroys people and organizations, says columnist Kelly Allan in this month’s Deming Files. Here are three Deming-based alternatives....Full Article »
It won’t surprise you that W. Edwards Deming, renowned statistician and management expert, and Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management thinking, knew one another. What might surprise you is the incredible number of intersections there are in their thinking, says Kelly Allan, advisor to the US-based Deming Institute, in the first...Full Article »
In the 1980's Edward W. Deming rose to prominence as the man who created the "Japanese miracle". Would he be as relevant today for a world which is as much about service as manufacturing, is licking its wounds from an economic meltdown, is seeing power shifts from Western nations to those in the Far East, and is influenced by internet and...Full Article »