Harnessing core values for success

Harnessing core values for success

This article is provided courtesy of theleanmag, a content partner of the Operational Excellence Society. Imagine steering a ship in tumultuous seas without a compass—this is like leading a business without core values guiding the way. You might eventually achieve your goals, but it might take a long time and involve unnecessary and costly detours. In…

What does Excellence taste like?

What does Excellence taste like?

This article is provided courtesy of theleanmag, a content partner of the Operational Excellence Society. In the culinary world, excellence is often measured by the ability to create unique flavor profiles, master cooking techniques, and present dishes that are visually appealing. Chefs spend years honing their skills, experimenting with ingredients, and perfecting their recipes in order…

State Of Readiness | Innocent Hadebe; Director of Business Excellence for Chick-fil-A Corporate

State Of Readiness | Innocent Hadebe; Director of Business Excellence for Chick-fil-A Corporate

Hello and welcome to another edition of State of Readiness. I am your host Joseph Paris. My guest today is Innocent Hadebe, Director of Business Excellence for Chick-fil-A Corporate.  I met Innocent like a meet a great many people and that would be through LinkedIn.  Of course my initial attraction to Innocent was that we…

Why Visionary Leadership Fails

Why Visionary Leadership Fails

Summary.   Visionary leadership is widely seen as key to strategic change. That’s because visionary leadership does not just set the strategic direction — it tells a story about why the change is worth pursuing and inspires people to embrace the change. But research finds that the positive impact of visionary leadership breaks down when middle managers…

Bias busters: When good intentions get derailed

Bias busters: When good intentions get derailed

Motivated reasoning can lead people to believe everything’s fine despite evidence to the contrary. Here’s how to counter emotions with facts. Despite their best intentions, executives fall prey to cognitive and organizational biases that get in the way of good decision making. In this series, we highlight some of them and offer a few effective ways…

Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions

Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions

Summary: In decades past, executives were usually taught to practice command-and-control leadership. Today they’re often advised to be more nimble, more adaptive, and less controlling. The truth is that most executives need to be able to move back and forth between those two leadership styles. This article looks at seven tensions that executives need to…