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March 22, 2014 by

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Photo credit: quinn.anya / Foter / CC BY-SA In this post I review Creating Lasting Value: How to Lead, Manage and Market Your Stakeholder Value. Its clear that this book demands action and wants the reader to be a doer as opposed to just passively reading the text. It demonstrates that if a company focuses on […]

Book Review: Creating Lasting Value

March 22, 2014 by

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Photo credit: quinn.anya / Foter / CC BY-SA In this post I review Creating Lasting Value: How to Lead, Manage and Market Your Stakeholder Value. Its clear that this book demands action and wants the reader to be a doer as opposed to just passively reading the text. It demonstrates that if a company focuses on […]

Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise

December 11, 2013 by

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My review of the book: Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise: Lessons from Frontrunner Companies Increasingly sustainability is appearing as an agenda item in organisations for a variety of reasons: competitive differentiation, to cut resource and energy expenditure, as a prerequisite to tender for contracts or to comply with an ever increasing regulatory landscape. […]

Free 153 page Performance Improvement Guide

November 22, 2013 by

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Celestine Chua / Foter.com / CC BY I came across this simple but comprehensive guide to Performance Improvement developed by the United States Coast Guard: Click to download! The guide illustrates many of the tools that are available for your use in Performance Improvement which is the concept of measuring the output of a particular […]

The CQI reviews LearnSigma (and it’s smashing!)

November 18, 2013 by

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A nice review of this blog appeared in Quality World, the magazine of the Chartered Quality Institute …. and here it is! A smashing review of my blog in this months Quality World from @CQI 😃 pic.twitter.com/xGHC15eT36 — Rob Thompson (@learnsigma) November 4, 2013  

Book Review: Bread by Ian Gregg

July 16, 2013 by

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glennharper / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Every day of every week we as a nation consume Greggs products: sausage rolls, pasties, pies and cakes, in fact half a billion products are made and sold every year. In every town there seems to be the ubiquitous Greggs shops making it Britain’s biggest bakery chain, with more […]

Book Review: “Follow The Leader” by Emmanuel Gobillot

May 22, 2013 by

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In his third book “Follow the Leader: The One Thing Great Leaders Have that Great Followers Want” Emmanuel Gobillot, an expert in the area of leadership and organisational effectiveness, suggests that the secret ingredient successful and indeed popular leaders is the endeavour to induce “followership”; in other words the purpose of a leader is to first […]

Value: Do You REALLY Understand What It Is?

March 21, 2013 by

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What springs to mind when you hear the word “value”? In this post I’m going to briefly explore an alternative dimension of value which isn’t often considered.   by  Jason Schlachet  Within a lean enterprise committing resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer is wasteful, and is a target for […]

Hate Your Job? Here’s One Possible Solution

March 7, 2013 by

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Why wasting time surfing aimlessly at work is indicative of a bigger problem. Here’s how to fix this issue.   by  she_who_must  From time-to-time we all waste time online and this often makes you feel irritated when you realise that an hour has passed and you’ve achieved nothing productive at all. You’re not alone; according to an […]

Why Mittelstand and not self-employment will save the UK economy

March 3, 2013 by

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Recent figures suggest that employment is increasing yet the UK economy is struggling. How come? In this post I’ll give my opinion.   by  Fräulein Schiller The first question which should be asked is, “do these jobs actually exist?” While this initially sounds like a crazy question you just need to look at the figures which show […]

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