2011-Dec: Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter

2011-Dec: Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter
December 12, 2011 Operational Excellence Society

Featured articles:
Year in Review;
Trends in Facilities Management;
4-Point Survival Guide: Turning Personal Crisis into Opportunity

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December 2011
Holiday & New Year’s Edition 

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Year in Review…

By Joseph Paris; Chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies

Paris-B&W-WAWIt’s been another one of “those years”.

However, it is certainly not as bad as everyone thinks – or the media would have you believe – or the politicians would manipulate you into behaving as if it is.

If you follow the news (and I am sure you do), the year has been one long drama full of strife and turmoil; Arab SpringOccupy Wall-Street, the corrosive political environment that exists in the States, the ugliness of the drug wars in Mexico – to name just a few.

Then there is the ongoing rolling drama in the financial markets demonstrative of the incompetence and lack of leadership that exists in the countries of the Eurozone and in the States – where half-measures and self-inflicted wounds are preferred over the bold and decisive actions that are necessary. It seems that everyone prefers to “kick the can down the road” to the next group of lawmakers than to step-up and demonstrate the leadership people are craving.

Yet there is much to be hopeful and joyous for…

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Trends in Facilities Management

By John Garrett  

A recent report by CoreNet Global surveyed 100 firms regarding space utilization offers revealed that utilization rates range from 45-65%.  This means that at any moment on average, 55% of the existing office space is vacant.  Clearly, there is an opportunity to increase shareholder value.  The lack of synergy that exists between corporate governance and financial performance management of many corporate real estate portfolios creates long-term gaps in sustained performance.

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4-Point Survival Guide:

Turning Personal Crisis into Opportunity 

By Professor Hubert Rampersad, PhD   

The current financial crisis is driving the world into a global recession.  There is no job security anymore.  Especially in times of financial crisis you need to be independent, become the CEO of your life and redefine yourself in order to create and attract new creative opportunities.  This can be realized successfully according to an innovative four-stage authentic personal branding model, that will be introduced in this article, based on the bestselling bookAuthentic Personal Branding: A new blueprint for building and aligning a powerful leadership brand” (Information Age Publishing, USA, 2009).  You can get yourself out of this crisis by re-branding and managing yourself effectively and by building, implementing and cultivating your authentic personal brand.

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The Lighter-Side…
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Contact the Editor

DeMarsYou are getting this eNewsletter because; you subscribed, are a member of one of the internet communities managed by XONITEK, or met someone from XONITEK.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments related to this publication – or if you might be interested in submitting an article for consideration in the eNewsletter.
Trinity DeMars – Editor & Business Manager


Feb 1-2: Abu Dhabi

Assoc of Change  Management Professionals (ACMP)

J. Paris Keynote

Operational Excellence Society 

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OpEx Discussion


Thought Food

John Bohannon: Dance vs PowerPoint
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Loony Tunes

The Study of Bodies in Motion

Dark, Haunting, and Wonderfully Weird


 Pizza Wars: Brooklyn vs The Village


Good News: Mayan’s Never Predicted World to End in 2012

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