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…

Top tips to achieve Everyday Operational Excellence in your business

Catalyst Consulting provides a guide to Everyday Operational Excellence, what it is and how to take the necessary steps to achieve it. [box]This article has been published in Fresh Business Thinking, 7th June 2016, and can be found here.[/box] All too often the discipline of business management is divided along the lines of binary decision…