Archives

Visual Management

This category contains 13 posts

70% of strategic failures are due to poor “execution”

I was interested to be sent a link to “The 4 disciplines of execution” this week. It’s a consultancy with its own formula for ensuring that organisational strategy is actually turned into effective execution. They quote Ram Charan, author of Execution: the discipline of getting things done; “Seventy percent of strategic failures are due to poor execution … Continue reading

A3 Thinking: a tool to support Strategic Planning

A3 Thinking is one of the simple tools often applied in Lean improvement and I’ve written about its use for PDCA Problem Solving. It’s simply a “project on a page” and is a great way to capture the key elements of an improvement journey from problem definition through to demonstration of benefits. Another potential use … Continue reading

Creativity Killers or Creativity Growers?

I’ve been running some workshop sessions on creativity and innovation over the past couple of months and, in one of the group-work sessions, I challenge people to come up with a list of “Creativity Growers”.  These are the words and phrases that leaders can use to encourage and support their team members to be innovative. … Continue reading

Connect with Ian Seath

Find us on Facebook Improvement Skills Consulting Ltd. on LinkedIn Follow IanJSeath on Twitter

Archives

Copyright Notice

© Improvement Skills Consulting Ltd. and Ian Seath, 2007-19. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Improvement Skills Consulting Ltd. and Ian Seath with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.