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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 Us
Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
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 competing for prioritization of our attention; and our becoming paralyzed not knowing which one deserves our attention most.  
I am Joseph Paris. If I were a super-hero, my super-power would be helping people become high-performing individuals as members of high-performing teams in high-performing organizations.
Organizations from around the world engage my companies and me outright to help them become more resilient and in a “state of readiness”.
In addition, I offer a variety of speaking engagements designed to deliver high-energy and high-impact in shorter duration.

These include; my signature and highly regarded workshop and masterclass, plenary and breakout sessions, keynotes, and conference facilitation roles such as panel moderator or chairperson.
Click the link below to receive a copy of my biography and the abstract of my “State of Readiness Masterclass & Workshop” as well as select plenary sessions.
My book, “State of Readiness” has been endorsed by senior leaders at some of the most respected and well-known companies in the world today. With Foreword by Andrew Lambert, FEIT; VP of Production and Supply Chain at SpaceX.

Try before you buy
Not quite ready to buy a copy of “State of Readiness” for yourself (or a colleague) just yet but are interested in learning more?
Connect with Joseph Paris
Featured Book
Embrace the Suck” by Brent Gleeson
Through candid storytelling, behavioral science research, and plenty of self-deprecating humor, Brent Gleeson shows you how to use pain as a pathway, reassess your values, remove temptation, build discipline, suffer with purpose, fail successfully, transform your mind, and achieve more of the goals you set. “Embrace the Suck” provides an actionable roadmap that empowers you to expand your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life.
Building Awareness of Your OpEx/CI Offerings
Extend Your Reach…
The Operational Excellence Society is the center of gravity for the discipline and its reach is 750,000+ people.
Our audience:
 – 80% have budgetary and P/L authority; 
 – 70% work at companies with greater than 1,000 employees and 
 – 30% working at companies with greater than 10,000 employees.
We offer a variety of services including; marketing strategy development, content creation, podcast production, social media campaigns and outreach, and much, much, more.
Contact us if you would like to share your ambitions and discuss how we can partner to get your offering in front of people who are interested in how you can drive value to them.
Featured Sponsor: eschbach
A serial contributor to the Operational Excellence Society, Andreas Eschbach, President of eschbach GmbH, is a thought leader who shares his insights on the future of OEE in a collection of articles.
Featured Book
Span of Control” by Carey Lorhenz
In “Span of Control“; Lohrenz walks us through the fundamentals of surviving and succeeding during times of crisis. Weaving together eye-opening science, gripping personal stories, insightful interviews, prescriptive advice, and a high-octane dose of encouragement and practicality, Span of Control helps leaders recognize how to focus on what matters most, formulate a plan for success, and communicate what’s possible.
Operational Excellence Enterprise Readiness System
Operational Excellence Enterprise Readiness System
You can’t become a high-performance organization without having the capacity and capability to deliver – and this is especially true when it comes to your most important assets – your team.
The Readiness Institute’s education and training system is world-class and is accredited for continuing education credits. It’s integrated learning approach will maximize the retention of the knowledge and, if our prescriptive approach is followed, will never be a cost to your organization.
Click below to receive your free copy of the Operational Excellence Enterprise Readiness System (OpEx-ERS) white-paper and module guide.
Podcasts
State of Readiness is a podcast set as a fireside chat between Joseph Paris and a select industry leader. In it, we discuss the guest’s journey and lessons learned so that the listener might not have to pay as much tuition to the “University of Life”
State of Readiness invites Brent Gleeson, US Navy SEAL and author of “Taking Point” and his latest book, “Embrace the Suck” where he shares his experiences and what it takes to be a leader of one’s self and others.
a podcast that delves into the complexity of modern supply chains and logistics.
We call into question the body of knowledge that is the basis of the discipline of supply chain as it exists today. After all, modern supply chains have only existed for 30yrs.
Supply Chains have been strained. What needs to be done to rebuild.
The Outliers Inn; a podcast where we examine and discuss the more odd goings-on in life, in business, and in the world, with your hosts; JP and Mule.
An enjoyable conversation where we speak about mentorship; what it is to be a mentor and a mentee.
Operational Excellence Program Design and Deployment
Operational Excellence Program Design and Deployment
They say that “up to 70% of Operational Excellence and Continuous improvement programs fail.”  
Don’t be one of them. Be the exception, not the rule.
“Fail to plan, plan to fail.” To help you, your program, and your company to be successful, XONITEK has created a Program Architecting Whitepaper where you will find the best practices for the planning stage of an OpEx/CI program.
If you follow our prescriptive approach, the roll-out of your program will almost be anti-climactic.
Even if you already have a program, you can use it as a benchmark to see how your efforts compare.
Click below to receive a copy of our 20+ page Best-Practices Program Architecting Whitepaper.
Thought Food
Interim Talent
Get the Help You Need…
Sometimes we get caught because of an unplanned separation of an employee who was performing a key role in the company or project. Sometimes we have a short-term need for an experienced specialist to help push through a deliverable.
But time is the enemy. This is not a situation where you can take the time to recruit. The need is now, and help is available.
The OpEx Vault
In looking for materials on how to engage socially and collaborate, I decided to look further into one of my more favorite tools, Red-Teaming. In these efforts, I came I also came across three PDF which are approved for public release and whose distribution is unlimited;
Mentorship is when a relationship is established between someone seeking wisdom (mentee) and someone who is offering wisdom (mentor). But what if a mentorship relationship exists but the neither parties know it at the time; a sort of stealth mentorship.
Trust Me… I’m an Engineer
Sponsors and Professional Organizations
Business and Operations Management Consulting
Your Education and Training Center
Association for
Corporate Growth
Contact the Editor
“Thank you for being a valued reader. 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 article for consideration in our eNewsletter.”
Joseph Paris – Editor
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Suite 103, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone: 307-222-6083

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