Navigator Newsletter #180

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He has worked with or led teams working on projects to improve the quality of both products and services, reduce cost and streamline operations. The post Navigator Newsletter #180 appeared first on Leadership Speaker | Motivational Leadership Speaker | Greg Smith: Chart Your Course International. The Navigator NewsletterPERSONAL NOTE FROM THE LEAD NAVIGATOR. Creating a Great Place to Work.

Corrective Action Program Best Practice 16 – On-duty Operations Staff Notification of Operational Deficiencies

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On-duty operations personnel are responsible for a facility’s safe and reliable operation. You just finished reading Corrective Action Program Best Practice 16 - On-duty Operations Staff Notification of Operational Deficiencies ! If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter.

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Complimentary Resource – Operational Risk Management

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Operational Risk Management. You must proactively manage and reduce operational risk, but it requires discipline. This SAP Executive Insight Paper answers the following questions: What to do to ensure operational continuity? How to give people the skills and tools necessary to ensure safe operations? How to manage operational risks while delivering return on investment? Click here for more information on Operational Risk Management.

Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

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Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel. Posted by Scott Eblin on July 13, 2010 in Books | Permalink Technorati Tags : Ben Macintyre , ingenuity , Operation Mincemeat , World War II TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

StrategyDriven Launches Operational Risk Management Resource Forum

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StrategyDriven is proud to announce the launch of a risk management resource forum; providing innovative thought leadership and collaboration opportunities to help leaders effectively address their most pressing operational risks. “To help clients combat these risks, StrategyDriven advisors, applying decades of nuclear and high-risk industrial operations experience, authored a library of operational risk management tools easily accessible from our online risk management forum.”

Complimentary Resource – Operational Risk Management: How Best-in-Class Manufacturers Improve Operating Performance with Proactive Risk Reduction

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Operational Risk Management : How Best-in-Class Manufacturers Improve Operating Performance with Proactive Risk Reduction. The concept of Operational Risk Management is about creating a framework that will help executives, employees on the plant floor, and maintenance personnel understand and manage the risks impacting their organization, establish processes to effectively address these risks, and implement procedures for corrective and preventative actions.

Complimentary Resource – Improving Business Operation Performance With Innovations

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Improving Business Operation Performance With Innovations. Learn how using analytics to guide a business operations function is the path to continuous improvement and achieving higher operational performance. Analytics tools give decision-makers the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. Click here for more information on Improving Business Operation Performance With Innovations.

StrategyDriven Advisory Services helps businesses become more operationally effective

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StrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC launches StrategyDriven Advisory Services, a management consulting firm dedicated to helping executives and managers define organizational needs and develop and manage the complex, mission critical projects needed to improve operational effectiveness and lower costs in response to today’s most pressing challenges. Operations and operational risk management.

Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations

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Going paperless is a great way to streamline office operations – and help save the planet by reducing paper. You just finished reading Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations ! If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. The post Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

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Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. To help utility leaders meet these challenges while improving operational safety and reliability, StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC announces the election of Greg Gaskey as the firm’s new Chief Operations Officer. You just finished reading Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer !

Risk Management Best Practice 1 – Map Corporate Risks to Operational Processes

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You just finished reading Risk Management Best Practice 1 - Map Corporate Risks to Operational Processes ! If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter Copyright 2007-2011 by StrategyDriven, Inc. All enterprises face a unique set of risks that threatens long-term organizational success and viability.

Prioritize Before Starting Your Project

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To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Launching a project before you have a good sense of all its components will likely slow down your operation. HBR newsletters Management Tip of the Day Prioritize Before Starting Your ProjectHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. Make sure you get your priorities right before [.]. Bob's blog entries "Guide to Project Management" Harvard Business Review.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

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As business strategies and operations change, employees should be given the tools and skills needed to succeed. Communication Articles Employee Engagement Employee Motivation Articles Free Business Articles Good Places to Work Human Resource Management Leadership Managing Gen X, Y, Baby Boomers Talent Management The Navigator Newsletter Underperforming employees are not hard to find. They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects.

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How to Communicate Your Company’s Values More Effectively

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To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Most corporate communication plans fail to convey something fundamental to a company’s operations: its values. HBR newsletters Management Tip of the Day Rosanna M. Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. This is a missed opportunity to influence and energize employees. Here are [.].

Prioritize Before Starting Your Project

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To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Launching a project before you have a good sense of all its components will likely slow down your operation. HBR newsletters Management Tip of the Day Prioritize Before Starting Your ProjectHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. Make sure you get your priorities right before [.]. Bob's blog entries "Guide to Project Management" Harvard Business Review.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

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Futren Corporation is a private-club management and operations company with around 200 employees, based in Marietta, Ga. Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenges. They ride the ups and downs of the economy more closely than the healthcare, government, or high-tech sectors, and average two to three times the rate of employee turnover, according to 2012 numbers from the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Futren Corporation is a private-club management and operations company with around 200 employees, based in Marietta, Ga. Case Studies/White Papers Communication Articles Employee appreciation Employee Engagement Employee Retention Good Places to Work Growing a Business Talent Management The Navigator Newsletter Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenge s.

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Death by Triangulation

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They may be unfairly blamed by others who operate from a victim’s mindset in order to avoid work or blame. Collaboration Exceptional Leadership Featured Leadership Newsletter business communications Communications triangulation“We don’t see the world as it is. We see the world as we are.” ” –Anais Nin. Death by Triangulation.

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Customer Intimacy vs. Customer Satisfaction

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These paths are clearly and effectively outlined by Fred Wiersema and Michael Treacy in The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market : 1) Operational Excellence – Lowest Cost. Much has been written about operational excellence and product leadership, but customer intimacy hasn’t received as much attention. What is the focus of your strategic plan –operational excellence, product leadership, or customer intimacy?

Use Scarcity to Spur Innovation

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To sign up for a free subscription, to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * Necessity is the mother of invention. Bob's blog entries devise new ways of operating make better use of limited assets Management Tip of the Day Harvard Business Review Necessity is the mother of invention The Number One Key to Innovation: Scarcity" by Uri Neren. Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

The Book That Will Change Your Travel Life

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Travel agents and agencies are operating in an antiquated model that only focuses on price and are not in touch with what today’s business traveler really is looking for in business travel. Business General Interview Just Ask Leadership Lifestyle NewsletterAn interview with Nicholas Kralev, author of Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury. Interview by John LeTourneau , Executive Coach, CO2 Partners.

Bottom-up Leadership Works | Top Executive Coaching with Tony Mayo.

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Top Executive Coaching with Tony Mayo About Tony Mayo Newsletter Sign-up Sections Client Comments For Executive Coaches For Executives For Fun For Salespeople Quotes and Aphorisms Recommended Books Technology Tips Videos & Podcasts Popular Posts Twitter Log IX About Tony Mayo Truth or Consequences? Author About Tony Mayo Newsletter Sign-up Comments are welcome.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Overproduction

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Making effective improvements to the execution of your operations requires not only understanding of the technical requirements to manufacture, maintain, or modernize your operations line for engineered efficiency improvements, but also understanding what portions of your operations are considered to be non-value-adding (see StrategyDriven article, Tactical Execution Best Practice – Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency ).

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7c – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Inventory

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Making effective improvements to execution of your operations team requires not only understanding of the technical requirements to manufacture, maintain, or modernize your operations line for engineered efficiency improvements, but also understanding what portions of your operations are considered to be non-value added (see StrategyDriven article, Tactical Execution Best Practice – Target Non-Value Adding Work to Improve Efficiency ).

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Transportation

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Making effective improvements to execution of your operations team requires not only understanding of the technical requirements to manufacture, maintain, or modernize your operations line for engineered efficiency improvements, but also understanding what portions of your operations are considered to be non-value added (see StrategyDriven article, Tactical Execution Best Practice – Target Non-Value Adding Work to Improve Efficiency ).

The Big Picture of Business – Cut the Weeds: Focus on Priorities and Strategy, Avoid the Time Zappers

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. One of the by-products of being high-profile is that you get hangers-on. Most mean well and want to associate with someone successful. Some are groupies, and some are outright users. The art is to discern and marginalize the weeds from your path. One mean-weller kept hounding me.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Great Quotes: Gems from Subroto Bagchi on Leadership I have always enjoyed reading thoughts of Subroto Bagchi , one of India’s most well known and respected leaders from the IT industry who operates as a “Gardener” and Vice Chairman at MindTree. Mr. Bagchi recently gave an interview at Emploi Global Newsletter where he shared some very interesting (and profound) insights.

The Big Picture of Business – Diversity is Important for Business

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. This year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I was on the committee that wrote that legislation. Diversity is most important for business, the economy and quality of life. I have conducted many diversity audits of companies.

The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. The biggest problem with our business in our society, in a capsule sentence: People with one set of experiences, values, wants and perceptions make mis-targeted attempts to communicate with others in trying to get what they want and need. Success is just in front of our faces. Yet, we often fail to see it coming.

The Big Picture of Business – Visioning Scope: Applying Vision Toward Your Organization’s Progress

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Visioning is the process where good ideas become something more. It is a catalyst toward long-term evaluation, planning and implementation. It is a vantage point by which forward-thinking organizations ask: What will we look like in the future? What do we want to become? How will we evolve?

The Big Picture of Business – The Fine Art of Failure: Benefiting from Mistakes to Assure Success

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Success and failure… it’s a matter of perspectives. Out of every 10 transactions in our lives, five will be unqualified successes. One will be a failure. Two will depend upon the circumstances. If approached responsibly, they will become successful. If approached irresponsibly, they will turn into failures.

The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

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It applies to service industries and manufacturing operations. Paying attention to quality can realize: Lower operating costs. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. There’s this thing that websites do. They use the term ‘metrics’ out of context. Their metrics are arbitrary, and they jerk the chains of sellers with figures that are unsubstantiated.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 – Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency

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All high-performing organizations continually look for ways to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. Most managers like to think of their organizations as an efficient operating machine, so when senior management determines that everyone needs to ‘tighten down’ and find additional cost-cutting measures, it may appear at first glance that there is nothing that can be done without a reduction of some portion of the existing level of service to the customer.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood. This TV special got a lot of attention because it was unique live, just like opening night of the Broadway show on which it was based.

The Big Picture of Business – Avoid the Tired, Trite Terms: Encourage Original Thought, Focus on Priorities and Strategy

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Words count. Put together, they reflect corporate culture. Used out of context, words become excuses, gibberish, rationales and basically wastes of energy. When people hear certain words and expressions often enough, they parrot them.

The Big Picture of Business – The Statistics Tree: Understanding Figures and What They Symbolize, Relating Directly to Your Business Success

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Of the companies who continue to operate without a plan, 40% of them will be out of business in the next 10 years. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Business bases much of what it does on statistics. Most often, they’re financial numbers or sales goals. More importantly are the Big Picture statistics that affect every aspect of business growth and success.

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

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Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it? If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Some people and organizations go to great extremes to place spins, rationalize or save face. Often, sweeping generalizations involve making far-fetched excuses or scapegoating someone else.

Alternative Selection Best Practice 2 – Evaluate Everything

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All business operations consume a portion of the organization’s limited resources and each presents its own value proposition. In order to recognize and be positioned to act on these truly game changing opportunities an organization’s leaders must evaluate all business operations and initiatives during its alternative selection process. Alternative Selection Premium business operations evaluation evaluate everything Strategic Planning strategydriven

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

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Another energy industry client operated coal mines. Activities include media-spokesperson training, field and operations staff training, coordination of corporate response and message points, community liaison, collateral materials writing-production, video archiving-production, media relations, monitoring and expert testimony. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter.

Risk Management Best Practice 3 – Procedure Annotation and Commitment Tracking

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Premium Procedure Development Risk Management business leadership business management operational risk management procedure development risk management strategydrivenMaintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, industry guidelines, and organizational commitments is the responsibility of every employee.

The Big Picture of Business – Community Relations and Cause Related Marketing Are Business Strategies, Not Sales Promotions: Determining the Right Kind of Tie-In Causes.

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No business can operate without affecting or being affected by its communities. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Business marries the community that it settles with. The community has to be given a reason to care for the business. Business owes its well-being and livelihood to its communities. I recently stopped for lunch at a franchise restaurant.

Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 1 of 4

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airline industry reported an operating loss of more than $10 billion in 2001 and a net loss of almost $8 billion, according to Air Carrier Financial Statistics Quarterly, a compilation of airline financial reports issued by the U.S. Losses reported by the airline industry for 2001 compare to an operating profit of $7 billion and a net profit of almost $3 billion in 2000. In 1999, the industry reported an operating profit of almost $9 billion and net income of more than $5 billion.

The Big Picture of Business – Becoming a Legend

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Are you a legend? Do you admire people who went the distance? Have you celebrated organizations that succeeded? I hope that you are and will continue to be distinctive. This essay is to give insights into those who leave legacies. The secret to long-term success lies in mapping out the vision and building a body of work that supports it.