I was coaching one of the national oil companies in the Middle East, offering mentorship to the director of their operational excellence program. He was frustrated because he had invested considerable funds building a team of sixty Lean Six Sigma Black Belts over a nine-month period, and they had not yet worked on—much less completed—any
Welcome to this edition of the Outliers Inn podcast: Episode 33 – Six Pack Abs. Topic: Most companies strive to be high-performing organizations – the equivalent of having “six-pack abs”. But getting fit takes a lot of dedication and hard work – and unfortunately, most companies just have “ab”. In this episode of The Outliers
If you are reading this, you probably engage in professional networking on social media. And if you are like me, you have been engaging for a very long time. The motivation is probably similar to mine. You want to learn and understand what’s going on in your profession, your industry, your community – and probably
I hear all too often from professionals in Continuous Improvement how “Senior Leadership does not give me the support I need”. Some go further by making the claim that “Senior Leadership just doesn’t understand”. And some go further still and make the suggesting there is a conscious, if not curious, effort by senior leaders to sabotage
Welcome to Episode 31 of The Outliers Inn – Prosolver Solutions Topic: Join us as we discuss Mark’s 36 year career at Xerox and how he assisted with the application of various Lean disciplines over the years and what he’s been up to since he “retired”. Listen now!
If you ever find yourself saying; “There must be a better way”, I can guarantee you that there is. All we must do is find it. And, once a successful solution is suspected, try it. And when found, implement. One of the biggest stones in my shoe was scheduling appointments and calls. It was a
Welcome to Episode 30 of The Outliers Inn- The Charity Sector Topic: Richard Sved, Director of 3rd Sector Mission Control, is an experienced senior manager with a strong track record of strategic and operational excellence in the charitable and cultural sectors. He has led the fundraising team at seven national charities, and also has experience
Welcome to this inaugural episode of “State of Readiness”, a podcast devoted to sharing knowledge of how companies can become high-performance organizations and hosted by Joseph Paris. Our first guest is Brent Gleeson; a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons