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Modesto Entrepreneur/Author Creates Fix for Businesses

NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release
Release Date: February 13, 2018 
CMF Leadership Consulting 
Media Relations

Author: Chris Fuzie, Ed.D. 

Modesto, CA – A Modesto entrepreneur has developed a new performance counseling method and training to fix the usual failures of business supervisors and managers while conducting performance counseling.


Dr. Chris Fuzie, a Modesto resident for over 50 years, founder/owner of CMF Leadership Consulting, has been studying organizations for the last eighteen years.  His research has found that most supervisors and managers haven’t been trained in how to conduct a performance-centered counseling and usually fail to address the significant behavioral issues. 


Dr. Fuzie’s research identified six “usual failures” of supervisors and managers, which include: Fail to focus on modifying behavior, fail to create a supportive climate for the counseling, fail to focus on clear behavior expectations to achieve organizational goals, fail to use an organized method to complete the performance counseling, fail to focus on creating an effective behavior redirection action plan with input and effort from the follower as well as the leader, and fail to make the counseling about the behavior and not the person.  Dr. Fuzie said, “Each one of these failures alone, is enough to negatively impact the motivation, satisfaction and ultimately the performance of the employee.  By learning how to avoid these failures, supervisors and managers will be much more successful in improving performance, while still maintaining a healthy relationship with the employee.”


Based on this research, Dr. Fuzie has developed the S.C.O.R.E. Performance Counseling Method and written a book about it that explains the usual failures and ways to overcome them titled, “S.C.O.R.E. Performance Counseling: Save the Relationship, Change the Behavior.”   Dr. Fuzie said, “If business is ‘all about relationships,’ why do we do such a terrible job with our own employees when it comes to changing behavior?  It seems we either sacrifice the relationship for the desired performance or sacrifice the desired performance to maintain the relationship.  But it is possible to save the relationship and change the behavior.” 


The method’s name, “S.C.O.R.E.” is an acronym for supportive, clear, organized, redirecting effort, which is derived from the usual failures.   Dr. Fuzie developed the method while conducting coursework in organizational leadership at Chapman and Brandman Universities.  The S.C.O.R.E. Performance Counseling Method uses behavioral and social science, psychology, decision-making, goal setting, communication skills, and other theories and techniques to overcome these failures.


Newly developed, one-day (8-hour), S.C.O.R.E. Performance Counseling training seminars have been developed and are open for enrollment.  The first seminar is on Friday March 9th.  Seminar tuition is $199.00 per person.  The first seminar will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Salida, CA from 8 AM to 5 PM.  Dr. Fuzie said, “My hope is that businesses, healthcare institutions, schools, and other organizations will not only see the benefit of more motivated, satisfied, and better performing employees, but that they will save the relationships, while changing the behavior.”


Those interested in attending the training seminars can sign-up online at: or contact CMF Leadership Consulting at (209) 652-3235.


The book can be found on and


For information about this press release or S.C.O.R.E. Performance Counseling Method, please contact Dr. Chris Fuzie, at or (209) 652-3235.

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