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Year End Newsletter 2015

By Drive, Inc. on Tuesday 15 December 2015.

This year, I have been reminded more than ever that everything rises and falls on leadership. The best strategy and improvement plan is only as good as the top leader’s ability to ensure proper execution of that strategy. Even a sub-par plan can yield outstanding results given the right leader. My reflections lead me to believe that effective leadership is so crucial because leaders are the hope givers. They provide hope to all stakeholders.

Creating Alignment - Part 12

By Drive, Inc. on Saturday 14 November 2015.

The last two months we have focused on the principle of Learning Organization. We discussed how important it is to include the entire team in problem solving while transitioning the managers to coaches and the workers to learners. This month we will discuss the importance of Respect for People. This is the last principle in this series; we have saved arguably the most important principle for last.

Creating Alignment - Part 11

By Drive, Inc. on Thursday 15 October 2015.

Last month was the first half of a series on Learning Organization. We discussed how important it is to include the entire team in problem solving while transitioning the managers into coaches and the workers into learners. This month we will discuss the importance of using Scientific Thinking within the Learning Organization.

Creating Alignment - Part 10

By Drive, Inc. on Tuesday 15 September 2015.

The last two newsletters in this series have been focused on the need to have an obsession for quality. This month we will discuss the importance of having a Learning Organization that is focused on capturing and developing the learning of the entire business enterprise.

Creating Alignment - Part 9

By Drive, Inc. on Saturday 15 August 2015.

Last month we discussed how Deming’s focus on quality created a movement and how it took the US longer to recognize the benefits of putting quality first. This month we will further discuss the importance of having an Obsession for Quality and having the data necessary to make the proper decisions when deploying resources.

Creating Alignment - Part 8

By Drive, Inc. on Wednesday 15 July 2015.

Last month we discussed how standardization impacts our effectiveness with regards to being Process Centered. Standardized tasks lay the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment. This month and next month we will present the importance of having an Obsession for Quality.

Creating Alignment - Part 7

By Drive, Inc. on Tuesday 16 June 2015.

Last month we discussed how standardization impacts our effectiveness by being Process Centered. Standardized tasks lay the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.

Creating Alignment - Part 6

By Drive, Inc. on Friday 15 May 2015.

Last month we began with an introduction to the principle of Process Centered which states we should focus on not only results but also the process that was used to achieve those results.

Creating Alignment - Part 5

By Drive, Inc. on Wednesday 15 April 2015.

Last month we covered the principle of Embracing the Total System which states we are constantly looking at how each part of the organization interacts with and affects an event, situation, problem, and other parts of the organization.

Creating Alignment - Part 4

By Drive, Inc. on Tuesday 17 March 2015.

Last month we covered the principle of Customer Intimacy. This principle states we must consider the next process in the flow of value as the customer, and we must determine how much responsibility a support group has to support that value added flow.

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