Operational Excellence is…

“Operational Excellence is a state of readiness that is attained as the efforts throughout the organization reach a state of alignment for achieving its strategies; and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – and is precursor to becoming a high-performance organization.”

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  • The Operational Excellence Manifesto
    “Operational Excellence is a state of readiness that is attained as the efforts throughout the organization reach a state of alignment for achieving its strategies; and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue ‘Operational Excellence by…
  • Operational Excellence – A Personal Case Study
    I write often about Operational Excellence.  How we live in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA).  How time is the enemy of the 21st century company and that the organization that knows and trusts its capabilities (and also where they are lacking) is better prepared to synthesize decisions from imperfect data –…
  • Leaving a Positive and Indelible Mark
    As we get older, it’s interesting what we recall from our youth and the impact it had upon us – even if we didn’t know it at the time. For me, I was blessed with having several teachers who supported me and influenced me a great deal; those that left a positive and indelible mark…
  • Scaling and Sustaining Your Education and Training Program
    I have been helping companies design and deploy their Operational Excellence (“OpEx”) and Continuous Improvement (“CI”) programs for a very long time.  Mind you, I was not born with this knowledge.  Rather I gained this knowledge by working with companies and observing the challenges they faced and helping them to overcome those challenges – and…

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  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – June 2021
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2021 June ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Summertime… “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Connecting With…
  • Task Overload
    We have all been there at least once in our lives.  It might be that we are faced with a single, big, fat, hairy challenge and we don’t know where to start.  Or it might be that we are faced with several challenges at once; each one not particularly overwhelming, but together are; with each…
  • State of Readiness; Brent Gleeson; Navy SEAL and Author of “Taking Point” and “Embrace the Suck”
    Today I invite back to “State of Readiness”, Brent Gleeson, a Navy SEAL combat veteran and serial entrepreneur. In addition to being a best-selling author of “Taking Point” and his new release, “Embrace the Suck“, Brent has leveraged the principles of leadership, discipline, accountability and resiliency learned in training and applied down range for building…
  • TED: A series on stress
    The Editors at the Operational Excellence Society created a collection of TED Talks on the topic of stress; starting with stress in the mind, then stress in the body, then the cost of stress and what to do about to reduce it. How stress effects our brain: Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can…

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  • TED: A series on stress
    The Editors at the Operational Excellence Society created a collection of TED Talks on the topic of stress; starting with stress in the mind, then stress in the body, then the cost of stress and what to do about to reduce it. How stress effects our brain: Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can…
  • To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience
    Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political turmoil – as well as personal and professional challenges, such as illnesses, job changes,…
  • Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out
    Being burned Being burned out hurts. When you burn out at work, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the burned-out employee is exhausted, cynical, and…
  • Global supply chains are still a source of strength, not weakness
    Resilience comes not from autarky but from diverse sources of supply For the best part of a week, the Suez canal was blocked by a 200,000-tonne metaphor. The Ever Given is not just one of the world’s biggest container ships, it is also the emblem of a backlash that accuses globalisation of going too far….

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  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – June 2021
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2021 June ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Summertime… “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Connecting With…
  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – May 2021
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2021 May ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing “The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also…
  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – March 2021
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2021 March ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people, and if you keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters…