Ready, Fire, Aim!
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Ready, Fire, Aim!

There is a saying, rather a curse; “May you live in interesting times”.  It is a curse because interesting times are times that are full of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity; interesting times are VUCA times; disruptive, chaotic, and transformative. Whereas life in uninteresting times is predicable, rote, even boring. We are living in interesting…

Know what? So what…
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Know what? So what…

There was a recent post in the Operational Excellence Group that I own on LinkedIn.  The post was about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lean Six Sigma program and the benefits that were realized.  The person who created the post was rather excited that the program had saved NASA $1.3 million. Reading this got me pondering. …

State of Readiness: Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis (PhD)
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State of Readiness: Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis (PhD)

In this edition of “State of Readiness”, I invite Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis. Morphis is an experienced professional in the field of Operational Excellence who I have known for a great many years and with whom I have shared the stage at several conferences. Our conversation is on the impact of COVID on businesses and their…

Eulogy of a Continuous Improvement Program
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Eulogy of a Continuous Improvement Program

When you were born, everyone could see the twinkle in your eyes for the fire and passion you held.  As you grew, you became inspired by the reported accomplishments of others; and consumed with great enthusiasm and dedication every bit of knowledge that was at your disposal.  You had the good fortune of being influenced…

State of Readiness; Jason Prochilo, Edel Golf LLC
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State of Readiness; Jason Prochilo, Edel Golf LLC

Joseph Paris invites Jason Prochilo, Vice President of Operations at Edel Golf, LLC to join him in a conversation.  Edel Golf is a manufacturer of custom golf equipment specializing in personally-fit putters, wedges, and irons.   Jason primary responsibility is as leader of the putter department and the manufacturing efforts in the company.  Edel manufactures all of their…