Shift Your Continuous Improvement Program Into Overdrive

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Employees, Leadership, Managing, Operations, Quality, Six Sigma, World-class

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Is your continuous improvement (CI) program achieving all you want from it? Ever wondered or wished that it would be more productive? You’re not alone, recent studies have shown that approximately 60 percent of executives are disappointed with the results of their continuous improvement initiatives. That’s pretty dismal. The good news? You don’t have to be one of the 60 … Read More

Change Takes Courage, But Why Should They Care?

Megan BurnsEmployees, Leadership, Managing

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By Eric Kulikowski, Dare to be Amazing, LLC   C-H-A-N-G-E – six little letters that can perpetrate so much anxiety. Reactions to a changing environment are always unpredictable. Being prepared to address the resistance to change is a key success factor necessary to achieve your goals as a change leader. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity, managing and coping … Read More

Engaging the Next Generation of Employees

Megan BurnsEmployees, Leadership, Managing, Operations, Strategy

Having trouble finding qualified, skilled employees to fill your open positions? You’re not alone. According to a 2011 report by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 67% of manufacturers reported a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers and 56% of manufacturers expect this shortage to get worse in the next three to five years. Now consider that only … Read More

Building an Effective Project Team

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Employees, Leadership, Lean, Managing, Quality, Six Sigma

Tuesday October 16, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT Description: A big part of running a successful continuous improvement project (or any other project for that matter) is having the right people on your team. While it sounds obvious, too many times we’ve seen projects falter and stall because it was the wrong team for the project. Learn the critical guidelines … Read More

How to Deal With Resistance to Change

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Employees, Leadership, Lean, Managing, Six Sigma

Tuesday October 2, 2012 – Tuesday October 2, 2012 Map and Directions | Register Description: “Change would be easy if it weren’t for all the people.” “Unless things change, they will stay the same.” “Change is seldom easy.” Have you heard statements like these before? Or maybe you’ve said them. There is an underlying truth that if change is not … Read More