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Seven Habits … – Habit 3: Drive Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement does not start with massive Lean Six Sigma or Innovation initiatives. Continuous improvement needs to be part of the DNA of an organisation if you want to make your aforementioned initiative a success and lasting. Here are some simple tips for incorporating the habit of continuous improvement.

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Why Should I Become a Black Belt?

Becoming a Black Belt is not for everyone. More important than statistical knowledge are personal traits and some leadership characteristics. If you decide that you fit the bill and you go for it, do it wholeheartedly and you will certainly benefit a great deal. It may change your life, as it did for me.

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People Complexity Can Require a Special Roadmap

The DMAIC toolkit is excellent for solving technical complexity problems. However, Lean Six Sigma tools are not as adept at helping solve problems of high ‘people complexity.’ The solution is an integrated DMIAC/change management roadmap. Despite the growing awareness that the standard Six Sigma DMAIC toolkit can be applied to process problems in so-called transactional […]

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Why Six Sigma Black Belts Make Better Leaders

Besides business and functional know-how, a successful leader must have competencies in leading change and improving, designing and managing processes. A Six Sigma program helps prepare leaders by providing on-the-job training through project work. A recent survey by iSixSigma Magazine of more than 1,300 business professionals whose companies are using Six Sigma revealed that leadership […]

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A Lesson of Leadership

A couple of months ago, I was having lunch with the Chairman of a medium-sized contract manufacturing company in Singapore. When we made the appointment, we agreed to meet at a posh club in the centre of the city-state. After arriving there I found myself in the middle of his management team. He brought MD […]

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Take Care of Your Talent – Develop your Belt

Against the common belief, statistical knowledge is not a criterion for selecting your Belts. However, the capability to acquire new technical skills, to apply these skills successfully is an important prerequisite. More important is the aptitude to involve, motivate, coach and train people, to lead and manage teams towards delivering results and to communicate effectively […]

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Leadership Development Case Study

Our client, a leading world authority in microelectronics development and research, appointed a senior research fellow to head its entire research and development division. Could the company’s top scientist and academic researcher, who had never managed a staff of more than twenty, make the transition to effectively manage hundreds of people in his division? Continue […]

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Team Effectiveness Development Case Study

Our client, a US-based IT manufacturing MNC, needed to align the efforts of its seven separate IT divisions and help division leaders think of themselves as part of one culture – one body – one department. Until this point, each leader and unit had been functioning as a separate department. The firm called on COE […]

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People Development – The Smart Way

A couple of years ago, I was meeting the President of an Asian multi-national mid-sized service company for a Six Sigma Training on Saipan, a nice sunny pacific island south-east of Japan. Together with a colleague we were sitting at the beach, wearing swimming suits and preparing the next days session whilst getting sun-tanned. When […]

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