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…

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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,…

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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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Achieving Potential through Principles and Practices

  As the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics have demonstrated, unlocking our own potential, and that of others, must rank as one of the most powerful and inspiring human experiences. This takes on even greater significance when the achievements exceed, even ‘smash through’, our often unconscious expectations or assumptions. Lean Six Sigma tools like Assumption Busting…

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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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