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Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Black Belts" Brad Power Business Process Management (BPM) Chemical company Air Products four process improvement "religions" General Electric Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts Kaizen Lean Lean "senseis" Lean Enterprise Institute Michael Hammer Motorola Shell Oil Six Sigma the Toyota Production System Toyota Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

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How Leaders are Catalysts

Kevin Eikenberry

In your mostly long-forgotten chemistry class, you learned that a catalyst is a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected. (OK,

The Drucker Difference: Complaining about uncertainty? Get over it

First Friday Book Synopsis

I agree with Peter Drucker that no business, regardless of what the federal government does, can expect much control over the major forces shaping the world. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Wartzman for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine “The Drucker Difference” series. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and [.].

Arlene Johnson on why even a dynamite strategy without effective execution fizzles

First Friday Book Synopsis

Indonesia) Koch Chemical Group Lockheed Martin Sinequanon Group Southern Methodist University Success Mapping: Achieve What You Want.Right Now Arlene Johnson has just launched a new website that combines her own material with material from different sources. I urge you to check it out by clicking here.

Need Emotional Control?

Deep Imprints

That was the day I started to get control over these crazy things we call chemically-induced emotions. “If it’s everybody else, it’s probably you.” ” One day I suddenly realized that it was not possible that EVERYONE in my life was against me.

Building Blocks for a Customer-Centric Culture

Lead Change Blog

We were meeting with the CEO of a successful chemical company. Known for good service, the company’s leadership recognized that remarkable service was vital to their competitive advantage. Price and product quality have, for this industry and many others, become mere table stakes. “We We know we are going to have to change many of our practices [.] Author information Chip Bell Chip R.

Overcoming the “Feedback Trifecta” to Communicate Better as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Formerly the Vice President of Leadership Development for a global oil, gas and chemicals inspection company, Angela also serves as principle consultant for the firm Invested Leadership, a training provider.

Planned Addiction: Based on A Narrow View of Ethical Responsibility

Leading in Context

Chemicals that alter the brain and other human systems are still frequently being used in food and drink in place of natural ingredients, even though research is showing that they cause major harm to human health. Some of those chemicals alter the brain's ability to signal that the stomach is full, leading to inability to control cravings.

Make Habits, Not Rules

Great Leadership By Dan

More than once, I've seen rules and laws in social systems (such as businesses and societies) being compared to mathematical rules and natural laws in physical and chemical systems. In social systems, it is the habits of people, not laws and procedures, that can best be compared to the rules and laws in physical and chemical systems. Guest post from Jurgen Appelo: I recently ordered a fruit salad in Raleigh, NC.

Two Presidents, a Pope and Leadership Clarity

Next Level Blog

response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, I started thinking about writing a post on the points along the spectrum of clarity in leadership. A couple of days ago, in the wake of the zigs and zags of the U.S.

The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Health Resolution

Michael Lee Stallard

By Michael Lee Stallard and Katie Russell. Are you working on a New Year’s resolution to be healthier? Tis the season for diets, gym memberships, and locating the running shoes that somehow got buried under a pile of other items in the deepest recesses of your closet (we won’t judge).

Why Great Leadership Requires the Courage to Accept Pain

Great Leadership By Dan

Formerly the Vice President of Leadership Development for a global oil, gas and chemicals inspection company, Angela also serves as principle consultant for the firm Invested Leadership.

John Butman: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

John Butman is founder and principal of the idea and content development firm Idea Platforms, Inc. and author of Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas (Harvard Business Review Press 2013). He has worked with leading consultancies, CEOs, and senior executives of major companies including members of the Fortune 50, […].

How Successful People Create Their Own Future

Great Leadership By Dan

Every time you learn something new, your mind physically and chemically changes.” – Joe Dispenza Where we place our attention and focus defines who we are.

Scott C. Whitaker on completing successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Industry experience includes healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, gaming, hospitality, chemicals, oil & gas, industrial manufacturing, retail and consumer durables. Scott Whitaker is a Partner with Global PMI Partners and has been involved in dozens of mergers and acquisitions totaling nearly $100 billion in value.

Be Conducive to Learning

Lead Change Blog

Steve Shifman, CEO of Michelman (a fast-growing specialty chemicals company), told me the need for a learning organization is an absolute essential: “Otherwise the bell curve shifts to the right with today’s rate of change and our knowledge base slides toward the average middle.”

What they don’t teach in business school, but should…

Strategy Driven

Since then, he has found leaders for corporations in chemicals and life sciences, served as an advisor to clients in industry and continues to maintain an extensive personal network globally.

Leaders: Tame the Brain’s Fight-or-Flight Response and Give Helpful Feedback

Great Leadership By Dan

The task of giving feedback triggers so much fear and trepidation that brain cells rush from the frontal cerebral cortex where the brain’s reasoning ability is coordinated toward the emotional parts of the brain where cortisol and other emergency chemicals are shot off to fight or escape the feedback “enemy.” Less and less negative associations will be present to trigger fight or flight brain chemicals.

Mary Schaefer: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Lead Change Blog

She has served in a variety of roles in chemical plant, office, IT and lab environments.She has taught HR topics at both Delaware Technical & Community College and Wilmington University. Posted in Character Based Leader Book Check out this great interview with Author, Mary Schaefer: Chapter Title: ”Why is Character-Based Leadership Important?”

Meet Instigator Linda Freeman

Lead Change Blog

in Chemical Engineering at the University [.]. Posted in Leadership Development Each month in our newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our Instigators. Recently we featured an interview with Rev. Linda Freeman, who began her career as an engineer with the U.S.

10 Ways to Keep Cool and Composed

Great Leadership By Dan

Chemicals are triggered that enable us to run away from or fight an angry bear. This post was originally recently published in SmartBlog on Leadership : When a leader blows up, loses their temper, or lets their emotions get the better of them they can quickly develop a reputation as volatile, moody, defensive, or having a lack of leadership presence. Unfortunately, all it takes is one public outburst.

Red Lines and Policies – A Last Resort for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

response to Syrian chemical weapons dominates this week’s news. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. The U.S.

Our Moral Guidance System

Coaching Tip

Could a single molecule—one chemical substance—lie at the very center of our moral lives? Research over the past decade suggests that a chemical messenger called oxytocin accounts for why some people give freely of themselves and others are coldhearted louts, why some people cheat and steal and others you can trust with your life, why some husbands are more faithful than others, and why women tend to be nicer and more generous than men.

Without Clear Values, You Are Probably Losing Business

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The nice gentleman spraying my son with chemicals was guided by his personal values of courtesy. Can everyone in your organization explain each of the values and how they personally act on them?

What They Didn’t Teach You at Business School about Negotiation

Great Leadership By Dan

He dabbled with partners in electric cars, batteries, cement, chemicals, and office machines. Guest post from John Graham : Your daughters are fighting – over an orange. No hitting or hair pulling, just screaming and crying. What do you do? You might get a knife and cut the thing in half. A zero-sum solution, but fair. If you’re smart you ask each of them why they want the orange. If you’re lucky one wants it for the juice, the other the peel for marmalade.

One CEO???s Reflections On Measuring Impact And Purpose

Tanveer Naseer

He has worked with leaders in both the public and private sectors including at Dow Chemical, Xerox, AARP Foundation, The Library of Congress, Meals on Wheels Association of America, and Verizon. The following is a guest piece by Daniel Patrick Forrester.

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2016 Deming Prize Winners

Deming Institute

Maruwa Electronic & Chemical (Japan). Naotake Okubo, Executive Advisor, Sekisui Chemical. The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2016 Deming Prize winners.

Good Worker; Toxic Employee: What to do?

Managers are Heroes

Sandy Partlow, office manager, Ulrich Chemical, Inc., One toxic employee can crush the morale of a whole staff. Toxic employees negatively impact morale and productivity more than you may think. Every day their behavior wears you – and your employees – down just a little bit more.

Leadership Death Spiral

The Leadership Advisor

They find their way by using receptors to follow a chemical trail left from the ant in front of them. Occasionally, an ant veers off course and begins to walk in a circle as it looks for food or the chemical trail.

The Virual Executive

CEO Blog

I know the vegetables do not have chemicals and they certainly are fresh - often an hour from garden to table. I love being up early although I do wish it were lighter out. It seems too early when it is still dark. The garden continues to flourish although it is getting to the end.

Should a Woman Act More Like a Man to Succeed at Work?

Great Leadership By Dan

Fact 6: The lowest number of women in leadership roles are in the consumer products, transportation services, computer software, technology, chemicals, energy and utilities, construction, industrial manufacturing and automotive and transport industries (15 to 30 percent of leaders are women).

10 Ways You Can Acquire The Attitude Of Gratitude

Joseph Lalonde

Compliment others : Specific chemicals are tripped in our brains when we take the time to notice something great about another person and take the time to compliment them. T he world is a pretty messed up place. We hear story after story of negative news. Violence. Crime. Death.

Independence Day: 7 Ways to Defuse Conflict and Assert Your Freedom

RapidStart Leadership

The force that fires these rockets upward comes from a simple chemical reaction. Do our reflexive reactions cause unnecessary fireworks? Conflict is inevitable in any human enterprise; how we handle that conflict is where leadership comes in.

Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

They are leading global airline, chemical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and financial companies, among others. Some of today's top CEOs were history, political science, sociology, chinese and music majors in college.

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Why Edward Jones is Built to Last

Michael Lee Stallard

For example, the chemical company DuPont began as a gunpowder company, and Mitsui of Japan began as a drapery shop before it moved successively into banking, mining, and manufacturing. What makes an organization sufficiently resilient to survive over a sustained period of time?

The Personal Strength of Optimism - Sea Hearts Full of Hope

Building Personal Strength

Thoughts signal the release of neurotransmitters, which stimulate the discharge of various hormones and other chemicals. All of these activities are monitored by the brain, which regulates chemical levels in the body. One of the items in Kathleen’s karma bowl is her favorite sea bean.

Leading through Long Term Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

A leader needs to have people move quickly when the office is on fire or the plant has been exposed to dangerous chemicals. Guest post by Great Leadership regular contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: Webster’s Dictionary defines a “leader” as a person who has commanding authority or influence”.

Be Selfish

Lead Change Blog

I could advocate for clean eating, all natural, sans chemical processing. Are you selfish? What was your answer? You said no, didn’t you? Nobody wants to be known as the selfish one. Nobody wants a reputation as a taker. For the next 900 words or so, be selfish. Let me ease your mind a bit.

Hack Your Brain To Become A Better Leader

Steve Farber

Physical activity frees the brain from stress because it creates favorable chemical reactions and because it restores a sense of power and control to the mind. The entrepreneur’s brain at times can resemble the grand finale of a million-dollar fireworks show. Music’s blaring and things are blowing up all over the place. And while it’s pretty and entertaining, it’s also out of control, hard to follow, and a bit exhausting.