Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – August 2020

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – August 2020

Helping companies to become high-performance organizations       Operational Excellence By Design SM   August 2020 ‌ ‌     Monthly Musing   “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.”  – Benjamin Franklin     Eulogy for a Continuous Improvement Program…

State of Readiness: Manuel Ugarte; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

State of Readiness: Manuel Ugarte; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

Joseph Paris welcomes to “State of Readiness” Manuel “Manny” Ugarte, Director and Strategic Accounts Manager of the United States Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC).  The US Army’s CCDC mission is to provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary…

How to Be a Good Boss (Leader) in Trying Times

How to Be a Good Boss (Leader) in Trying Times

Leaders love to announce record earnings and awards, but most are loath to share bad news. You may be tempted to ask subordinates to deliver negative information, but as venture capitalist Michael Dearing has said, “There is a difference between what you do and how you do it.” In late March, electric scooter company Bird…

The Age of Accelerating Strategy Breakthroughs

The Age of Accelerating Strategy Breakthroughs

Several months into a global pandemic, leading organizations are redefining expectations of what is possible. Consider how offices around the world shifted virtually overnight to digitally enabled remote work. Grocery retailers and restaurants rolled out new pickup and delivery services. Hospitals rapidly expanded telehealth options. Automakers, apparel makers, and mobile phone assemblers retooled on the…