Blog Posts - Continuous Improvement



Three Reasons Your Message Isn’t Getting Through

What if almost half of everything you say isn’t getting through? Actually, if you have young kids, as we do, you’re probably thinking that about half of it getting through is pretty darn good. Well, maybe it’s debatable that it’s okay when yo...

Did You Read My Email?

If you’ve ever said or sent that question, you need these email tips. What’s the matter with emails? We read (and write) them when we’re sitting at our desks, moving between meetings (or sometimes even during meetings), hopping on the subwa...

Too Much Executive Presence?

Many Fortune 500 companies have high potential (HiPo) leadership programs that work together over weeks and come together to deliver a final presentation on a project or idea to the top leadership and CEO. We sometimes get the chance to be brough...

Sorry, I’m Not Sorry

“I’m sorry, you go first.” “I’m sorry, I need to grab something.” “Sorry, can I scoot by you?” How often do you start a statement with a quick, “I’m sorry…”? This Pantene ad hits home how overused the phrase is – especially...

Is There a Second Tier Audience?

We’ve all done it. Opened the previous deck. Tweaked a few slides. Updated the numbers on the corresponding leave-behind, then scrambled off to the next presentation, meeting or coffee. Most of the time, it works. The new client or contact gets the...

It’s Called Humble Confidence

Who would you rather sit next to on an airplane… the I’m-so-great-guy who tells you exactly where to go and what to do – and how he knows all the insider scoop from sports scores to restaurants to books to read, or the guy who offers ideas and...

Adapt – Stay on Course

One of my favorite things in any race is when they show where racers should be, compared to where they are. They did it with Secretariat and American Pharoah (like the photo, above), they do it during the Olympic sprints, and we do it with ourselves...

PT Nestlé Indonesia – Production Continuous Improvement Engineer Nestlé December 2015

PT Nestlé Indonesia / nestle.co.id PT Nestlé Indonesia - Nestlé Indonesia is an established and experienced nutrition, health and wellness company in Indonesia. The Company is a local subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestlé SA (Nestlé Group). Nestlé G...
by Lowongan Kerja Terbaru on Dec 11, 2015

Continuous Improvement (CI) Strategi Jitu dalam Efisiensi

Perekonomian dunia yang mengalami krisis, berimbas di segala sektor usaha untuk melakukan penghematan atau menekan biaya dalam menjalankan roda bisnisnya. Diperlukan semangat, etos kerja dan rasa memiliki yang tinggi saat krisis terjadi, agar perusah...
by Web Support VSI Bisnis on Nov 28, 2015

I Don’t Need to Prep. I Can Wing It.

Does your calendar look like the above? Many do. Just yesterday I was talking with an executive about an upcoming meeting. A few minutes into the conversation, he realized, “Yikes. This is a way bigger deal than I thought.” This is a critical wee...

Go Dark

It’s Thursday morning. You’re sitting in a meeting and trying to read from an overloaded PowerPoint and stay focused on the speaker. With every slide, it seems like more and more is packed onto the screen. Your eyes glaze over. It’s happened ag...

Three Biggest Mistakes that CEOs Must Fix

Here are the top three mistakes that CEOs make – and how to fix them. Mistake #1 – CEOs Read Speeches Consider the last acceptance speech you heard. The most memorable speakers of the evening are always those who share straight from the heart. Wh...

7 Questions Reveal Do Your People Really “Know Welding”?

Our team applied welding engineering expertise to great advantage. What would your bottom line look like if you eliminated 90% of your weld repairs, shortened your welding cycle-times by 20%, reduced your shipped weld defects by more than 50%, and l...
by Visionary Welding on Oct 25, 2015

Big Picture: What’s Next?

Baseball playoffs, scrambling to meet the sales quotas for this year, and – oh yeah – finalizing plans for next year. It’s October. If you’re not planning for next year, you should be. Here are three things to think about for next year’s an...

Should HR Make All Hiring Decisions?

One of the biggest problems companies have that interferes with long-term success is variation in people, team, and leadership styles throughout the organization.  This variation wreaks havoc with the company’s culture and leads to a host of p...

What’s Your Mindset?

One of my extracurricular activities for the last four years has been coaching soccer. Now that our team is U9 (nine years old and under, for those of you without kids), I’ve just about reached the final year of my pay grade. Until this point, the...

A Solution Without a Problem

“You are non-value added, Charles,” I was told. “Your sole job is to take care of the team member who is creating the value.” – Toyota Trainer to Charles Luttrell (from Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Wa...

I Already Do Lean

“The first step is transformation of the individual.  This transformation is discontinuous.  It comes from understanding of the system of profound knowledge.  The individual, transformed, will perceive new meaning to his life, events...

Innovation for the Sake of Innovation

“Our whole company is founded on the principle that there is something very different that happens with one person, one computer.” – Steve JobsThe May issue of Fortune Magazine included an article called, “Startups . . . Inside...

Breaking Down Silos

“What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a w...


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