Ray Attiyah is the founder of Definity Partners, a hands-on, business-training firm that integrates process redesign and leadership-behavior modeling. He developed the Run-Improve-Grow system to inspire the best leaders to reach for higher-hanging fruit. His newest book is Run Improve Grow: Your Roadmap from Firefighting to Bold Business Growth.
Typical improvement meetings today start with a review of the current situation, followed by an exercise of interviews, data analysis, and the development of an action plan designed to move the organization forward. Hopefully, it’s at least followed up with what’s going well and what’s not going well, rather than just pointing out the problems.
Football season is upon us, and those of us who love the game are now blocking out time on Sunday afternoons, Monday nights and even Thursday evenings to focus on our favorite sport. As the cameras pan the stadium during a game, it’s easy to spot the superfans: they wear their favorite jerseys, paint their faces and cheer nonstop, displaying their passion for all to see.
The first week in August is national “Simplify Your Life” week, yet business today has never been more complex. Reliance on technology has caused executives to expect dazzling gains in productivity and efficiency by rolling out new software or cloud-based platforms in struggling functions or businesses units.