- April 23, 2018
change, process regulation, irreversible change
As a senior consultant and executive coach I am very often asked to implement "change". Usally the end result is described in terms which are not well defined such as "it should work better", "I am feeling bad about it and want it changed", "problems should be eliminated", "the system should be streamlined","there is miscommunications and I don't u...
- November 17, 2017
success, ted, ted talk
In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business' rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.
This is a TED Talk originally accessible from http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_success_is_a_co...
- June 13, 2017
IT, tool, groupware
There are many management softwares available on the market; you may choose it or you may be forced to use it, but the result is the same: it is difficult to use and it does not solve the problems you face.
It is absurd that professional softwares are so complicated to use as they should simplify your life rather than over-complica...
- November 14, 2016
simplicity, complex, complicated
At any given time while managing, one needs to keep an eye on various continually changing parameters. These may include Inventory, Quality, Accounts Receivables or Money in the Bank. Many managers believe that by doing that they are in fact good managers. However, those activities requires constant energy drain to monitor and react to those change...
- March 18, 2016
agile, waterfall, methodology
There are many studies and methodologies on how to manage a project. The most widespread practice has been the Waterfall model. It is still a very common practice in the software engineering industry. This model has a big advantage to be easy to understand and implement. It seems like a good idea, especially consideting that, for instance, the impl...
- September 03, 2015
Management Excellence, Great Manager, Best manager
Recently while discussing "Management Excellence" I was asked to provide my definition for a Great Manager.
I came up with this:
A great manager is a manager that :
Creates agile mostly self regulating, multi level & efficient systems with real time controlled tools, continuous feedback & feed forward;
Links people, groups, tool...
- January 26, 2015
lady gaga, leadership, ceo
Companies such as Apple have become cult brand names in a very similar way to how the public views pop stars.
It is clear that it is an incredibly strong and emotional link that the brand or the star creates with his or her's public.
When that link is created, the public is ready to spend hours in the cold and rain just to be in or at the right p...
- September 26, 2014
altochange, version, management
3 2 1 Launch and … LIFT OFF !!!
We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of our all new fully revamped, upgraded, cross platform, multi lingual, multi timezones and much more all new 2015 AltoChange platform for managing your company, projects, activities, teams and people!
It can transform you and any employee, manager, team,...
- July 03, 2014
World Class Manufacturing, WCM, Business excellence
Achieving WCM (World Class Manufacturing) requires strong leadership, correct and visual on the shop floor Key Performance Indexes used continously by the operators and managers to maintain and improve the highest level of quality and production levels.
There are many techniques that are being used to achieve that like Lean ? Six Sigma, Kaizen, TQ...