Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – December 2019

December 2019

Monthly Musing

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” 
– T. S. Eliot







Founder’s Corner

Holiday Greetings


As we complete another circuit around the sun, we find ourselves reflective of the year’s hard-fought battles won and lost, of loves arrived and departed, and of our professional successes and disappointments.
With rebuilding spirit and energy, we look with great anticipation to what lay before us in the coming year.
And, most importantly, we look to reconnect over the next few weeks with our families and friends. After all, we do what we do professionally – not for love of treasure, or stature, or other such hubris – but to leave an indelible and positive mark on this Earth and on all whom we touch and who are a part of our lives.
It has been a great pleasure to be a part of your life’s journey. I am very grateful for your time, consideration, and support – and hope that I have been a benefit to you somehow.
So, as the Irish cheer goes…
… “May the best of your 2019 be the worst of your 2020.”

Wishing you and yours a Joyous Holiday Season.

~ Joseph Paris

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In this episode of The Outliers Inn, we try something new – having a “theme” for the show.  As we approach the end of another year in time and space, we (ought to) become reflective of things said and done, failures and successes, fulfillments and hopes yet to fulfill themselves.  Like the Irish man who thought about the evils of drinking in the New Year – then he gave up thinking.  So we decided the theme for this show should be “most impactful event” of the year where our guests will share what happened in their lives that had a significant impact this past year.


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Is Santa a Lean Leader?



As we approach the Holiday period and Christmas, it got me thinking about Father Christmas, or Santa, and whether he is, in fact, a good example of a Lean Leader.
The more that I investigated, the more that I found supporting evidence…

Safety First


Safety is the top of mind for any Lean Leader and it appears that St. Nicholas is no exception, as he has consistently improved his approach to the gift delivery approach, utilising the latest in ‘Elf and Safety’ practice.




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