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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 04:15

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 15:12

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 15:36

Summary

The Six Sigma Black Belt approaches problems using disciplined problem solving methodologies. One such approach called DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) focuses on reducing process variation and defects. Regardless of what approach is used, the problem Definition and Measurement phases are most critical to avoid foolish effort in Analysis, Improvement and Control resulting in much pain by fixing the wrong problem.

DMAIC Refresher

For those who are not familiar or need a refresher, here is a summary of the DMAIC process steps.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 20:34

Summary

By following a structured and disciplined methodology you can achieve a deeper understanding of the root causes of any problem. The “5-Whys” Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA) methodology was invented by the founder of Toyota, used in their manufacturing process, and continues as one of the tools in the modern lean methodologies tool kit.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 17:00

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How to Achieve Organizational Excellence, featuring The FocusOrg™ Game

Have you ever asked yourself or your colleagues the following questions?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 17:55

The PowerPoint presentation used at the [ASQ Service Quality Division] conference in Seattle, WA is attached below.

An introductory session for the Personal Excellence [Workshop] was presented.

We talked about how to focus and achieve your dreams by challenging yourself with three questions:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 15:36

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Often in our lives there are moments (inflection points), e.g. a new job, becoming a couple, your first child, starting a business, changing lifestyle, etc.  Our success in navigating those inflection points is largely based on who we are, what we want, and how we go about achieving it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 13:49

The PowerPoint presentation used at the [ThinkBiz 2011] conference in Bellingham, WA is attached below.

An introductory session for the Personal Excellence [Workshop] was presented.

We talked about how to focus and achieve your dreams by challenging yourself with three questions:

  1. What is important to me?
  2. What should I focus on?
  3. What do I need to do next?

Some key takeaways from the talk included:

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:21

High Performing Teams require High Performing People...  Build stronger, more effective people!  Here's How...

Ceptara's Personal Excellence Workshop ignites people's personal passion and provides a framework and method for them to achieve what matters most.

The workshop focuses on a three step process: