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We are built to create stories to relax our minds but that also create some issues to be aware of.

2 Min Drill. We are Story making machines.

This is a subject close to my heart. The secret that blocks successful implementation and what you can do about it…

2 Min Drill The secret behind real OpEx

Based on the level of emotion at our last company workshop, LDI has reached new heights in its core value; “Being a loving, caring, and giving family. The LDI “extended” family had the pleasure in building and packaging 10 prosthetic hands that will be internationally distributed at no cost to those in need. This team building exercise was like no other we have seen. It pushed on collaboration, inspiration, assistance, and the overall spirit giving. In the end, many in the team were brought to tears but in the safe environment that LDI provides. Many thanks to all that participated and a special thanks to Carol at Odyssey Teams.

LDI family Building prosthetic hands for people in need.

James Smith is sharing his thoughts on data systems for manufacturing.

2 Min Drill Do you really know your data

In This episode of the two-minute drill, I’m going to be talking about the key components in delivering a deep root to change in an organization. Focusing on leadership.

Implementing a continuous improvement system obviously requires 100 percent committed from the management team, so after you have a clear direction, you have your deployment done, your organization is aligned. Now it’s important to ensure that the management is 100 percent committed…

2 Min Drill 100% Commitment

Organizations often struggle to understand how an what to plan when embarking on an improvement journey…

2 Min Drill What is a Deployment

Taking the leap between two different functions in an organization is complicated however WCM, Lean, OpEx could be a great support in the translation.

How a transition from Marketing to operations Is helped

I’m sitting down with Brian Rawson to understand his view on Change awareness/change management and why it’s so in the journey to implement WCM lean OpEx.

Interview Change Awareness with Brian Rawson

To have a High-Quality Life you need to Solve High-Quality Problems. That future you’re dreaming of or that weekend you have been waiting for doesn’t happen from no problems to solve it happens from solving advanced Problems. That’s what leads you the life of your dreams.

To have a high quality Life

2 Min Drill Quick Response

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, it’s a part of life. In business logical thinking has, so far, been the value that leads to a career growth. Emotional thinking as been, in my opinion, frowned up on. We have a lot a cultural based comments, like “He/She is very emotional”. That comment has never been spoken with a positive meaning, at least not to my knowledge. “Boys don’t cry” etc.

Really successful business leaders, with success I mean results that stand over time and is based on the organizations capabilities and not just a product, has high EQ as well as high IQ. They have an ability to give purpose to the mission and care for the people and their ideas as well as needs. Everyone has both logical as well as emotional needs, for example:

…In a meeting you want it to start and end on time, have the technical support needed, and you want to be listened to, feel valued as a member as well as safe. A meeting that ended on time where you weren’t listen to wasn’t a good meeting, I think everyone agrees to that.

Hiring and choosing leadership with high EQ becomes more and more relevant, people attend school to learn and grow and want to use their knowledge and reach their dreams in the work place. High EQ would mean that a leader allows people to fulfill their dreams while they develop the companies future. If the two focuses come together you are golden.

High IQ and less strong EQ often leads to decisions that hurt people and the style of leadership besoms more of forcing people. Inspiring them requires EQ and of course methods, tools and skills.

There is a movement happing in businesses and we like to support, develop and help it to become successful. This movement is EQ development and we can see companies struggle with what to do and how to do it however the will is there. It’s a very clear and positive sign.

Organizations have the employees they have and they might have been hired for IQ and now need to strengthen EQ. You can’t just change your workforce. So how do you do it? Partnering with a company that has the IQ and EQ combination as their base. Learn from them, let them model the behavior and train, coach and mentor the organization.

Lean Dimensions International is based on this principle IQxEQ=Unity and Results. We have a combination of Engineering and Psychology with the corresponding methods and tools to take you through the journey.

Take the time and send me an email so we can talk about how we can support you.

Johan Majlov, CEO Lean Dimensions International

IQxEQ=Unity and Results

I sat next to a woman during a flight and she had things to say that made her realize just how disconnected an organization can be.

2 Min Drill Communication Breakdown