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Lean vs. Six Sigma: Better, Faster, Cheaper

Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methods that have contributed to making products and services better, faster and cheaper. But how do they work, what makes the methods similar, and what makes them different? Moreover, how can you begin applying these concepts in your daily work? We will demystify Lean and Six Sigma, share simple definitions and demonstrate simple applications, and introduce tools and exercises that you can bring to your own teams as the first step in producing great results.

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Getting the Right People on the Bus

As a follow-up to our program “Successful Change begins with Emotionally Intelligent Leadership,” we take a deeper dive into the social and behavioral elements that define Emotionally Intelligent Leaders from others in their orbit. We will dissect a common model for describing where people fall on the EQ spectrum and discuss ways that you can leverage EQ to create more productive and harmonious relationships. We will also look at how to apply this model to selecting individuals most likely to succeed in change management initiatives, and how to assist others to come along for the ride.

FREE RESOURCE: As part of this program, we’ll offer an article in PDF that you can use as the basis for educating internally.

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Tool-of-the-Month Club: Fishbone & 5-Why’s Analysis

The Fishbone is a powerful tool for revealing root causes, and putting them into logical categories for purposes of further study. The Fishbone is a powerful analytical tool and great for brainstorming sessions. Even if you feel you understand the fundamentals of the Fishbone, this program will demonstrate how to take this tool to the next level! Ever considered transforming a Fishbone into a Pareto Chart? We’ll show you how!

The 5 Why’s is our first foray into analytical tools to help reveal the root cause of performance problems. Even if you feel you understand the foundation of the 5 Why’s, you’ll learn ways to adapt the tool beyond its traditional application by moving your inquiry in different directions. The 5 Why Tool is an excellent group brainstorming tool.

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