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It’s a wrap

It’s a wrap

Team Close, time to hold the gains  Assuming that you have been running the team for 12 weeks, we are now in week 12 and it is time to close the team. I always recommend that you will aim to close the team at 12 weeks even though you are not ready. My thinking behind...

Taking Charge of Your Change

Taking Charge of Your Change

What's your state of mind right now? Do you think about that to adjust it to the most helpful mind-set or does it just happen to you? There are obviously different people in the world and to make my life simpler, or at least simpler to explain, I divided them in to...

Hey CXO stop being so predictable

Hey CXO stop being so predictable

The Classical follow up approach If you work in a C-suite or you're running a company following KPIs to see how you're progressing and what's happening in your organization is important and a key part of the Leadership process. I would ask you to rethink how you do...

Lean Implementation, Metrics, and Vision

Lean Implementation, Metrics, and Vision

We get a lot of questions about metrics, different types of metrics to use, and in this case, I want to talk about what good metrics are is for lean implementation of our lean model. What is a good metrics? I think asking that question is a bit too simplified because...

Lead don’t just Manage change

Lead don’t just Manage change

I'm talking about how to lead during resistance to change. I was inspired by watching TV, honestly, all the protests going on in the world today, and I can't help but thinking that the less you are a part of the change, the less you are a part of what's going or have...

IQxEQ=Unity and Results

IQxEQ=Unity and Results

As a society, we value IQ and logical thinking very high. It starts as soon as we enter school where we get trained to learn logical thinking and our grades are often based on that. As a person, we obviously have to master both logical as well as emotional challenges,...

Weather Conditions and WCM

Weather Conditions and WCM

I am in the sky lounge at the JFK terminal two and because of the weather conditions we are all stranded here for a while. Several people have been here for like 24 hours. People are having a strain, whatever. And I was thinking about the connection between this and...

Handling the Obstacles of World Class Manufacturing

Handling the Obstacles of World Class Manufacturing

I'm going to talk about world class manufacturing and the obstacles that can occur when you are implementing the system. Take a castle, for example. If you're building a castle, technically there are a few things that you need to get right. There's the right type of...

Hey can we all get committed please…

Hey can we all get committed please…

In this article, I will be talking about the key components in delivering a deep-rooted change in an organization, focusing on leadership. Implementing a continuous improvement system obviously requires 100% committed management team, so after you have a clear...

Conditioned to Resist Change

Conditioned to Resist Change

Drawing by Johan Majlov This article is about the habit of resisting change. Habits are created and often require some consistent work to be sustained. Not too long ago I met a Vice President of a company, let's call him Bob, he told me that he had an exit interview...