Mind over Matter – the emotional competence of transition towards agile business models and autonomous implementation

A major challenge when transitioning from the classical controlled project execution models to autonomous project execution like Agile, LEAN PDCA or Design Thinking, is to develop and maintain the proper mindset towards boundaries. The strength of these autonomous methods is the ability to provide rapid go-to-market results combined with continuous improvements based on findings and [Read more]

Autonomous Project Execution – Develop the culture to deliver

Companies large and small have discovered the benefits of autonomous project execution in combination with short go-to-market cycles as seen in Design Thinking, Scrum & Agile and the LEAN continuous improvement concept of PDCA. Dynamic teams of experts and developers are assigned objectives and within the scope of the project, they will explore and deliver [Read more]

Understanding the importance of WHY and other motivational leadership quotes

During an Executive Leadership workshop, I was asked what my favorite motivational leadership quote is and I never have to think a single second to answer this question. “Don’t summon your men to build a ship, instead develop their yearning for the seas.” by Antoine de Saint Exupery and I always enjoy explaining why this [Read more]

Under Cyber Attack!

Last Sunday, August 28th, at 17:53 a Brute Force Attack started against this website and this attack is still ongoing. At this moment, there are 2.538 systems involved in this attack and so far the countermeasures are holding. So let us have a closer look at this attack, see what it means and what we [Read more]

PREVIEW: Cyber Security for Road Warriors

Preview of the upcoming workshop: Cyber Security for Road Warriors Workshop Coach: 35 year experience as Manager, Executive and Coach in a Global environment. Traveling is part of the job. Checking in, checking out, boarding, changing travel plans and dealing with delays are routine. A Professional Road Warrior who places a sign with name of the [Read more]

Training program: Communicating Information – the power of emotionalizing the message!

Presenting information is one thing, but how do we get the message across and how can we make it stick? Which factors influence how our message is perceived and remembered? In this training program, we take a closer look at how the audience responds to information and communication and how we can influence this by [Read more]

Operations Management – The Hidden Machine in Communication and Cooperation

There is a secret code to get the full attention of everyone in the areas of Production, LEAN, OPEX and even the Finance Department: “The Hidden Machine”. With the term Hidden Machine, we describe improvements in efficiency and effectiveness by which we can produce more with the same equipment and manpower. More output as if [Read more]

Did you check your PEAK consumption today and why didn’t you?

Peak consumption in energy is an expensive matter in 2 ways. First we have to make sure that our infrastructure is capable of handling those peaks plus a safety margin, which has its impact on investments or leasing costs, and of course on the ongoing maintenance and complexity of our infrastructure. Secondly, most energy suppliers [Read more]

Let’s do IQ/EQ/SQ the OEE-way

The mean reason that OEE has developed into an accepted and valuable Key Performance Indicator is the fact that performance is measured against the actual capacity of the segment we are measuring with OEE and not against others. Measuring against others might give us a subjective view of our performance compared to how the rest [Read more]

Operations Management: Leading your team

When leading Operations as Manager or Director, you will see yourself confronted with expectations for performance and results which are not achieved in the current setting. On the floor, where your team does their work, these expectations might seem far fetched but during the managerial reviews, you fully commit to fulfilling these expectations. You believe [Read more]