State of Readiness: Manuel Ugarte; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
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State of Readiness: Manuel Ugarte; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

Joseph Paris welcomes to “State of Readiness” Manuel “Manny” Ugarte, Director and Strategic Accounts Manager of the United States Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC).  The US Army’s CCDC mission is to provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary…

The Outliers Inn – Episode 44 – German Waste Disposal, Food Waste, Logistics
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The Outliers Inn – Episode 44 – German Waste Disposal, Food Waste, Logistics

Topic:  JP shares his challenges with a recent move of premises.  Many of the frustrations involve the discarding of waste in Germany; the myriad of bins and methods of discarding and the confusions that go with their use is but one of the challenges.  The biggest challenge, besides JP holding the opinion that his landlords were assholes…

The Outliers Inn – Episode 17 – Corporate Superstition
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The Outliers Inn – Episode 17 – Corporate Superstition

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Outliers Inn podcast: Corporate Superstition. Topic: Join Antlerboy and JP as they talk with Stephan Meyer where they discuss the topic of Corporate Superstition.  Why are things done “this way” and not some other way in various corporations.  What happens when the old ways are found to be incorrect? What are some ways…

The Outliers Inn – Episode 2 – Organizational Change: Past, Present, and Future
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The Outliers Inn – Episode 2 – Organizational Change: Past, Present, and Future

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Outliers Inn – Organizational Change: Past, Present, and Future Topic: Who changes the change? Are we in a radical new era of thinking about organisations, or is it plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose? Are we any better now at managing organisations – and managing change and transformation – than…

There is a Nail in Your Forehead? but I am good with that if you are
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There is a Nail in Your Forehead? but I am good with that if you are

My father, who was a manager at International Business Machines (IBM), once told me; “If it were not for the ‘people problems’, management would be easy.”  In the world of management, and management consulting, truer words were never spoken.  And so is the challenge with most consulting engagements, especially when the words “transformational change” are uttered….