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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – May 2021

Operational Excellence
By DesignSM
2021 May
Monthly Musing
“The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.”
–Homaro Cantu
Connecting With Us
Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
Being Setup for Failure…
Employers don’t t hire people – or assign them a project or task – in the hopes they will fail. And employees don’t take on a job, project, or task in the hopes they will fail. On the contraire, the expectations all around are that the outcome will be successful.
But sometimes, whether consciously or not, employees are being setup for failure. How can you tell, and what can you do about it?
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
“Span of Control” by Carey Lorhenze
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.
Featured Article
Sloan, Drucker, and their Cultural War
Dr. Yan Song; Alfred Sloan, the man who presided over the spectacular rise of General Motors to the top of Corporate America from 1920s to 1960s and is credited for creating the modern form of business corporation as we know it, He had a very complex love and hate relationship with the man who did the most to promote the GM legacy, Peter Drucker. But were they as different as they were the same?
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 Article
Mediocrity is out; now is the time for Excellence!
Sebastian Huber: Managers who want to assert their company or their business unit with a quality-focused strategy in the ultra-competitive and complex markets of the 21st century’s digital age can no longer avoid Business Excellence. 
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 Carey “Vixen” Lorhrenz, US Navy F-14 fighter pilot and author of “Fearless Leadership” and her latest book, “Span of Control” where she shares her 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.
Resilience comes not from autarky, but from diverse sources of supply.
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 getting the vaccine, mentoring, and getting back to nature.
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
It’s that time of year again; students across the academic spectrum will be heading out into the world to stake their claim. Here are a few tips to increase your chances of success.
Many people dream of writing a book and having it published. But how do you turn the dream into a reality? In this article, the author shares their experience and decision making process on their journey to being published.
Trust Me… I’m an Engineer
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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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