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5S For Home Office: a TPS Inspired Operating System For Remote Work
The 5 principles for remote teams: Those of you familiar with the Lean community of practice know a “tool” referred to as 5S; commonly undertaken as a ‘clean-up’ effort to catalyze company-wide lean initiatives. Ironically, used in this way it fails more often than not. It fails because 5S isn’t a “tool” used to “fix.”  5S is an operating system....
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Work on remote: some tips for a smooth change
The practice of remote teams has increased significantly in recent years. Companies of all sizes have discovered the benefits of telecommuting. However, despite the advantages of this working model and considering that the technology required for implementation is within reach in all companies, it is still not applied on a large scale.  At present, due to the COVID-19 crisis, many organizations...
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10 Leadership Mantras to Make Agility and High-Performance a Reality in Your Company
At Actio Global, we had the good fortune to learn from renowned leader, Isao Yoshino about The Managers Role at Toyota. Within these learnings we recognized many of the pillars that continue to sustain our Leadership development practice in high performance organizations over the past fifteen years.   These pillars are: 1. Bad news first! If we don’t face problems, they’ll never be solved. 2. Its not...
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The Agile Mind: Scientific Thinking.
Agile neither fears nor worships failure. For some time, I’ve been noticing a trend. At conferences, in business schools, in business books and “business cartoons”: a trend that trivializes failure. The alarming equation I see set forth everywhere is:   This newfound glorification of failure triggers the same mixture of alarm and sadness from another earlier extreme, before ‘failing forward’ rose to...
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Looking for Agile leaders for a future of exponential change.
This quote leads the quarterly publication of Elsevier dated December 2.018, titled: “Leadership for organizational adaptability: a theoretical synthesis and integrative framework” The publication focusses on one of the biggest challenges leaders are facinge today: There is an immediate need to increase the adaptive capacity of organizations and people in a tremendously uncertain and exponentially...
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The Agile Truth: Episode II
The Agile organizations: Eighteen years ago, the software community revolutionized the world of work with an idea of being… Agile. As the philosophy and ideology has unfolded, expanding its influence and reach, we see how the Manifesto guides and shapes Agile organizations future well beyond software development. How can the priorities set forth in the Agile Manifesto translate across functions, roles,...
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The Agile Truth: Episode I
The first tenet in the Agile Manifesto is an emphasis on the value of individuals and interactions over processes and tools. With more than 18 years corporate experience, more than 30 successful business transformations in a dozen countries and on three continents, I think it’s time to share some of the lessons I’ve learned by breaking down the Agile Manifesto to unleash its real essence to the world....
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How High-Performance Organizations enable peak performance
High-Performance Organizations, the world’s most successful companies, are discovering the truth behind a simple principle: People perform at their peak when they feel they are reaching their full potential Peak Performance: the journey of self-actualization You may be familiar with Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This system theorizes that all human behavior stems from the fulfillment of personal...
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The Power of Leadership at
High-Performance Organizations
The power of leadership at High-Performance Organizations is found in the essence of Servant Leadership, the alternative approach to the “default” model most common in society until now: The Command and Control Leadership Model. Taking a look at it, we may even better understand what Servant Leadership means and why it needs to be the basic thinking for leaders in High-Performance Organizations. The...
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