A Message from MPS President, Kendall Lott

Greetings to all from MPS. Yes we are here and the lines are open. Virtually.  Like so many around the world, our consultants are adapting to the new paradigm. It has been heartening to see the creativity and invention that is emerging as a result. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.

Among other changes, as people stayed home to work, we managed
meet with every client, initiate a new climate assessment contract complete


MPS HR Director gives Keynote at Mediation Training Institute (MTI) Annual Conference

MPS’ HR Director, Andrew MacDonald, SHRM-SCP, recently returned from St. Petersburg, FL, where he was a keynote speaker at the 17th annual Conflict Resolution & Mediation Conference, hosted by the Mediation Training Institute at Eckerd College.  

This year’s conference,
“Elevate the Conversation,” was attended by an international audience of lawyers,
HR professionals, coaches, mediators and leaders from the World Bank,…


Quality and ISO Certification

What constitutes Quality? In “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” the hero’s quest for the meaning of Quality leads to madness. If you google Quality, you might find something like “…the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it’s also defined as being suitable for its intended purpose while satisfying customer expectations.” That’s Wikipedia. According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO),…


What is the Category Plan? The video.

This is the third in a series of videos produced by Final Milestone Productions of MPS, about Category Management – a procurement process that leads to lower costs and improved quality. Learn about the role of the Category Plan from one of the founders of Category Management, Gordon Wade.



Final Milestone Productions Presents a Short Video about the Category Management Process

Final Milestone Productions, a subsidiary of M Powered Strategies, proudly presents the second in a series of short videos about Category Management. Here, Gordon Wade, one of the founders of Category Management, describes the seven-step process.


MPS’s Quality Management System is ISO-9001-2008 Certified

MPS’s Quality Management System (QMS) was recently certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – internationally recognized as the gold standard for quality management. ISO-9001-2008 certification means that MPS maintains a QMS that adheres to the best practices as prescribed by ISO.

The requirements for ISO certification are stringent, and the process arduous, culminating in an intense 3-day audit. According to…