True North

In the days before GPS, sailors would use the North Star to find their way across the seas. It is still used by hikers and outdoorsy types to help them find their way when lost – those with no access to an app or star atlas can find it by using constellations as a guide.…

Personal Development Call to Action!

PDCA – a Personal Development Call to Action

Continuous improvement in organisations starts with continuous learning and growth at an individual level, which is why personal development is important.  Indeed, proceeding to achieve sustainable Operational Excellence calls for constant learning, honest reflection and harnessing the full potential of our people to routinely remove constraints, solve problems and find a better way.  Fujio Cho,…

Garethsouthgatewould

#GarethSouthgateWould…win at Lean Six Sigma

This week the hashtag ‘GarethSouthgateWould’ has sent Twitter into overdrive and demonstrated the high esteem in which the England Football Manager is held. Some of the many brilliant tweets that have been shared: GarethSouthgateWould know the difference between Reply and Reply All GarethSouthgateWould fold the end of the Sellotape over when he’s finished using it,…

Yanny or Laurel?

Yanny or Laurel?

Are you Team Yanny or Team Laurel? If you don’t yet know, make your mind up here! This was the question that divided the nation last week when an audio clip hit the internet, featuring a single word being repeated. But what is that word? Whilst some people unmistakably hear the word “yanny”, others hear…

Lean Six Sigma for Leaders Book Launch

We were delighted to launch our new Lean Six Sigma book, “Lean Six Sigma for Leaders” at an evening event hosted at the British Quality Foundation (BQF) offices in London on Thursday 10th May. In true Catalyst style guests were invited to the Cocktail SIPOC – a practical and visual tool for describing the necessary inputs…

Sleep lean six sigma

Sleep Sigma!

Are you coming to learn with us? Better make sure you get a good night’s sleep! According to neuroscientist Matthew Walker, sleeping is the best thing you can do before and after learning, in order to cement the memory and make learning stick.   Sleeping before learning has the effect of clearing out the hippocampus…