Lean Process Improvement has become a popular and very dominant approach for organizations to improve their operational effectiveness. And yet, depending on which reports you read, anywhere from 40% to 90% of all Lean projects fail. The Western’s world business paradigm is based on the mechanistic view of an organization. The goal is to make
I read with interest these words from the recent G-20 summit. “According to Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, warned his peers of the need to civilize capitalism.” The leaders of the world’s top 20 largest economies are recognizing, thanks to the help of the populist movements around the globe, that
In the 21st century, if you are not becoming a Living Organization then you are a dying organization. In our MBA classes, in our management trainings, and even how we train and orient employees, we view organizations as machines of production. Machines get things done to maximize efficiency. They depend on a small group, usually
In our last blog, Jane shared how her Soulful Purpose guides her choices. But how people know what their soulful purpose is? My journey to discovering my purpose began during a rather difficult period in my life. I was around 40 when I left the corporate world and started my consulting business. The first three
Here is my side of the story. Jane often writes how much she appreciates me as a husband. How open I am, how I can receive all the love she has to give and how much I support her. I thought you might like to hear what is like from the other side. First I
Everyone has a strategy. Simply put a strategy is a definition of the results you want to create and an approach of how you think you will manifest those results. Why do I say everyone has a strategy? Because without a strategy, you would have no basis for making any decision. When it comes to
I was having lunch recently with the Vice President of a former client. During the lunch she shared one of her pet peeves. “Why do we still hold onto the old belief that anyone unemployed is not as good a candidate as those that are currently employed?” Read more...