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How to Become a Savvy Change Agent within your Organization

Do you want to accelerate reaping the benefits of organizational change? Want to make sure that changes stick? Is change management already a part of your day-to-day? Perhaps your organization already has a number of skilled and well-qualified leaders to manage change and help employees adapt to new and different ways of working. I offer … read more


Embracing Change in The Digital Age – Part 3

In his latest book, “Busy,” Crabbe urges us to step back from all this multi-tasking and digital overload, to distinguish the busy from the important, as a controlled path to fulfillment. In other words, a realistic approach to embracing ever accelerating change. This book makes me feel more content. It reinforces my approach to changing … read more


Embracing Change in the Digital Age – Part 2

Cheryl Cran’s latest book, “The Art of Change Leadership,” inspires how to positively transform the world through continuous self-metamorphosis, while guiding those in your sphere of influence to evolve, at the individual


Embracing Change In the Digital Age – Part 1

I love browsing at my local library and spotting a gem. Recently, I picked up 3 new works encapsulating CHANGE, dominated by Generation Y, who are experts at: Multi-tasking, defining the sharing economy, taking social media


Primary Greatness – Transformation

While reading his latest book, Primary Greatness, by Stephen Covey, published posthumously, I realize that I am currently experiencing a tremendous wave of change, very much inspired by his 12 levers of success…


How to Run a Business like a Forest – Part 3 of 3

We are on a quest to understand how a business can run as efficiently as a forest. So far we have seen how LEAN thinking can reduce waste, and how a value stream can become balanced through push and pull, and feedback loops. We acknowledged that all resources come with some cost, be it financial, … read more


How to Run your Business like a Forest – Part 2 of 3

  HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS LIKE A FOREST – PART 2 of 3 Last week we sowed a seed: How can a business create products, processes and services that function most efficiently, while optimizing environmental and social impact in the long term? LEAN thinking shows how waste can be reduced by balancing flow and … read more


Does a Board provide more than oversight?

  Does a board provide more than oversight? The second installment in the three-part series is a continuation of the conversation with Tom and his role as a director. We had had a lengthy discussion on the merits of providing oversight, and the distinction between management and governance.     As an engineer Tom is … read more


How to Run your Business Like a Forest – Part 1 of 3

HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS LIKE A FOREST – PART 1 of 3 Janine Benyus, founder of the Biomimicry Institute, started a revolution! She views the world through a lens of optimal practicality, teaching us to adopt sustainable solutions by emulating natural patterns and strategies. Business can benefit from imitating nature at its most efficient. … read more


Board of Directors – Are you a Manager or Governor?

Are you a Manager or a Governor? By the end of this short series you will be better informed of the differences between Management and Governance   – and be able to reflect on your board and your contribution to it. I recently met a fellow, lets call him Tom, who sits on a board … read more


How Green is your Office?

How Green is your Office? Picked up this great self help guide at the library recently: Greening Your Office: Strategies that Work, by Doucette and Johnson. Be it a home office or a cubicle in an office tower, every workplace can become more efficient and environmentally responsible. The best is the dollar saving kickback and … read more


Process Optimization Part 4 – The 5 Why’s

Process Optimization Part 4 Welcome to the final part in our series on process improvement. Over the past few weeks we have seen some tools that can help boost productivity to achieve greater customer satisfaction for example: CTQ , SIPOC, MUDA types of waste, Pareto charts, Kano diagrams, RUMBA and how to mitigate risk. Today … read more