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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Managers

I know what you are thinking, that title reminds you of Steven Covey’s Book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," and yes, that is the inspiration for my thoughts on successful managers.

Leading from the Front

Contrary to popular myth, front-line managers want to effect change and want to commit to making it happen. Unfortunately, they feel helpless. Senior leaders risk losing their greatest advocates – the lynchpin players in transformation.

People at the Heart of Operational Excellence

In recent weeks, I have been involved with two customers regarding Operational Excellence at two different stages of their deployment. I was thrilled to see the ambition and vision these organizations demonstrated in order to pursue a plan to achieve.

Five Critical Success Factors for an Effective Resource Sharing Architecture

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world economy grew 3.6% last year and is projected to grow 3.7% this year. This has caught a lot of companies off guard and they are struggling to meet demand. Many of our clients are asking us how they can increase throughput, OEE or improve labor productivity.