Prince Charming

  As it’s the season for pantomime, This month’s blog is set in rhyme! It might seem whimsy or a little bit twee, But it’s still Lean Six Sigma, as you’ll see! Are you ready to start? It’s not so alarming This article’s about…Prince Charming!   Have you ever thought, and did you consider, How…

How Brian Saved Christmas

  It was the week before Christmas, and Santa’s workshop was very busy indeed. In Santa’s HQ, footage from SantaCams across the globe was being scrutinized to confirm who’s been Naughty or Nice, spreadsheets prepared and route-planners updated. Out in the stables the reindeer were being groomed, and the sleigh serviced and shone to perfection.…

Cultivating Continuous Improvement

  Continuous improvement (CI) is not about tools, techniques and projects applied as a formula, it’s about principles and behaviours. The tools and methods of CI themselves, whilst important, too often become the goal itself, rather than the means, leading to a disconnection from the original (higher) purpose and hence fragmentation and disillusionment. Consequently CI,…

The power of the Paralympics: how assumption busting helps businesses get the best out of their people

The Paralympians in Rio have demonstrated undoubtedly this summer that they are capable of incredible things.  To cite but a few phenomenal achievements, four Paralympians ran the 1500m quicker than the Olympic gold medallist, Ellie Simmonds who won her first gold at age 13 has won even more medals and become the first SM6 swimmer…

advice for leaders

Advice for Leaders

The headlines are all about Leadership at the moment. How is Theresa May doing? Who will win the race for the White House? What about the Labour leadership contest?  Will Sam Allardyce be able to lead the England football team to victory? The ‘qualifications’ required to be a political leader or England manager have not…