Curious times call for curious leaders

You are on a train/in a meeting/drinking coffee and you hear the Breaking News alert on your phone. “What now?” you wonder. And you would be forgiven for including an expletive or two in your musing. Uncertain economic growth, unpredictable exchange rates, the future of the Eurozone … we live in ‘interesting’ times. In the…

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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 he…

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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. This…

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Small is beautiful

‘The Latte Factor’ is a term used by financial author David Bach to describe the tiny expenditures we make, frequently and without thought, on things that don’t add value. These add up! If we saved or invested the small amounts we pay for our daily coffee, says Bach, we could be wealthier. It brings to…

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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, under…

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What hoteliers must do to avoid a post-Brexit slump

Managing Director Martin Brenig-Jones examines growth in the UK’s hotel industry and applies Lean Six Sigma methodology to demonstrate how hoteliers can avoid a post-Brexit slump. Martin’s article has been featured in the following publications: Hotel Business – 22 November 2016 HRM Guide – 9 January 2017 What does the future hold for the UK’s hotel industry? This…

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Passing the buck to the scapegoat – Martin Brenig-Jones writes for theHRDirector

Managing Director Martin Brenig-Jones examines Lean Six Sigma and its application to Human Resources to future proof your business. Martin’s article was published in the August 2016 issue of theHRDirector. Read Martin’s article on theHRDirector website here, and a PDF version of the August issue can be found here. Future proofing your business is one of…

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