Body of Knowledge

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    How changing customer behavior should change your growth strategy

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    Consumer behavior is changing dramatically all of the time… … If you don’t plan for the future today, you may find tomorrow’s too late. While the immediate response to COVID-19 seems all-consuming, we still need to think of this pandemic in phases. There’s what we must do “now” to manage business continuity, what we must do “next” to prepare for the new normal and the need to accelerate digital transformation, and what we must do “beyond” COVID-19 to be in a position to create value for the longer term. China’s recovery provides a critical lesson: you need all three tracks…

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    The cost of work stress — and how to reduce it

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    By some estimates, work-related stress drains the US economy of nearly 300 billion dollars a year — and it can hurt your productivity and personal health too, says wellness advocate Rob Cooke. He shares some strategies to help put your mental, physical and emotional well-being back at the forefront.  Click here to watch….

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    Social Distancing Enablement for your Plant

    - by Andreas Eschbach

    With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have entered a very strange time, a transformative time.  Regardless of the immediate effects that are largely transitory (such as the rationing of certain products, the closing of restaurants and shops, and the recommendations and orders from authorities to stay in our homes); there will be real and significant changes that will be longer lasting, even permanent. Some measures deemed temporary, such as “social distancing” may become permanent to some extent if in effect long enough to take root and become the new norm.  Certainly, social distancing will become a consideration and action-item on every…

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    State of Readiness; Pavle Sabic, Tell Me More Ventures

    I welcome Pavle Sabic to my first-ever audio and video production of State of Readiness.  We talk about the human side of business; how to get more joy out of work, how to make it more joyous for others.  And we talk about a company’s workforce and how organizations are constructed needs to change.  Pavle invokes Peter Drucker with “culture eats strategy for breakfast” and agrees that culture is more important than strategy.  To achieve this, companies need to put people front and center – especially as the workforce becomes distributed.  And by that, Pavle means companies have to look…

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    State of Readiness; Philip Holt, GKN Aerospace

    We welcome Philip Holt, Vice President of Operational Excellence at GKN Aerospace, for a conversation on State of Readiness.  We start off the program discussing Philip’s two books, “Leading with Lean” and “The Simplicity of Lean”; the latter having won the Bronze Medal in the Axiom Book Awards.  We take a walk in Philip’s shoes for a spell and follow his journey.  It starts with Philip gaining his Undergraduate Degree in Polymer Engineering and afterwards working at a tier-1 automotive supplier.  He then moved on to Gillette where he helped to manufacture plastic componentry before moving on to Supply Chain…

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    The Outliers Inn; Episode 50 – Coming Out Of COVID-19

    Our Golden Anniversary – Celebrating our 50th Episode. Topic: Antlerboy and JP celebrate the 50th episode of The Outliers Inn.  The theme of today’s show is “coming out of COVID-19” and we will be talking about our plans for re-entering society after government-imposed lockdowns.  JP, being blessed with abundant hair even with his years, shares that his first thing will be to get a haircut and to resupply on cigars which he has been without for some time.  Listen here…

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