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…

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

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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What can business learn from Rio’s Gold Medal Winners?

  Team GB’s outstanding performance certainly helps dispel the myth that the UK can’t flourish after Brexit. So what can businesses do to keep winning gold medals? A good start would be to recognise that much of what the athletes are putting into practice are the Continuous Improvement thinking and techniques of Lean Six Sigma.…

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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…

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Catalyst achieves trusted provider status from Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services

  We are delighted to announce that our full programme is now formally accredited by ICiPS (Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services) enabling us to offer special discounts and CPD credits to all members. ICiPS has the mission to embed continuous improvement (CI) within the delivery of public services; developing a continuous improvement community that works as…

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Managing with Agility – Lean Workshop with Quality Scotland

Catalyst Consulting today co-hosted the ‘Managing with Agility’ Lean Workshop in conjunction with Quality Scotland. “Excellent organisations are widely recognised for their ability to identify and respond effectively and efficiently to opportunities and threats.” – Quality Scotland. Our Lean Workshop with Quality Scotland explored how Lean and the EFQM Excellence Model can work together to help drive change…

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