Lessons from the military on creating highly effective teams

Lessons from the military on creating highly effective teams

‘Leadership by intent’ has been described as the leadership technique that can best contribute to making organisations more adaptable and effective. That it can create an environment of employee empowerment. That it can help businesses thrive in environments that are increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In this article, I describe what leadership by intent…

Readiness Institute’s Operational Excellence Enterprise Readiness System (Learning Platform and Curriculum)

The Operational Excellence has noticed that business improvement projects follow a predictable pattern. The company initiates a program in an operational unit. Within a short time, it scores easy victories and realizes gains. This justifies deploying additional resources to continue the positive trend. But after the low-hanging fruit is gathered, the program often stalls and…

State of Readiness – Operational Excellence as Precursor to becoming a High-Perforamnce Organization

The company of today has its supply chains and finances stretched further around the globe than ever before while simultaneously having increasing pressures to drive value across a complicated and fluid set of metrics and deliver innovations, products, and services more quickly and reliably. The competitive advantage belongs to the companies that can quicken their…

You Are Unique, but Not Special

You Are Unique, but Not Special

In my article, “Build Organizational Capacity and Capability – For Free”, I listed several root-causes for training and education programs reaching a “stall speed” and a detailed approach for avoiding it.  Among the root-causes listed were; time, expense, work/learning balance, scalability, retention rate, and atrophy. But there is considerable risk to the program even prior…

5 Ways To Build A High-Performance Team

5 Ways To Build A High-Performance Team

Forbes contributor Joseph Folkman begs the question in this article centered around the construction of High-Performance teams: What behaviors do team leaders exhibit that create these extraordinary teams? In an attempt to answer the question on every worthy leader’s lips, five factors which describe the behaviors of leaders who run such high-performance teams are outlined in…

State of Readiness; Brent Gleeson – Navy SEAL and Inaugural Episode

State of Readiness; Brent Gleeson – Navy SEAL and Inaugural Episode

Welcome to this inaugural episode of “State of Readiness”, a podcast devoted to sharing knowledge of how companies can become high-performance organizations and hosted by Joseph Paris.  Our first guest is Brent Gleeson; a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa.  Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons…