I’m Joseph Paris, self-professed “edge-walker” and founder of XONITEK – an international management consultancy firm specializing in the pursuit of Operational Excellence. Whether you are in the C-suite, or an MBA candidate, or an executive in a multi-national corporation, or just curious about improving operations and the human condition; this site is dedicated to you. It is a place where you and I can connect, get to know each other, learn from one another, and stay in touch. I offer my blog to you as a trusted resource and promise a steady stream of “thought food” for your consumption and enjoyment – relevant and reliable information about leadership, creating a corporate culture where innovation can thrive, and persistently refining one’s own ecosystem.
Pursuit of Operational Excellence
One of the main themes of my blog is the pursuit of Operational Excellence, a discipline which I define as, “A comprehensive, end-to-end program for the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue Operational Excellence by Design, and not by coincidence.” How do I live that discipline? The expression edge-walker seems apt. I travel between worlds; countries, cultures, organizations – each vastly different in many ways – talking with people about the challenges and opportunities at hand, and what their deepest fears might be, the fears that keep them up at night. I founded XONITEK, an international management consultancy, as one means to help client companies realize their opportunities and meet their challenges head-on, to overcome them, and to realize the opportunity that lays therein. And because we need to “think globally, but act locally,” I founded the Operational Excellence Society as a means for like-minded individuals in a region to take the conversation from cyberspace and make it face-to-face.