SOAHR to New Heights with CSI Speaker Paul Campbell

SOAHR to New Heights with CSI Speaker Paul Campbell

Atlanta, GA:  Paul Campbell, Business Scorecard Expert/Partner with CSI, will speak at the SHRM Atlanta SOAHR Conference.  Paul will speak tomorrow, March 29th, at 11:20 pm in room 105.

The title of his presentation is “Business Process Technology: Creating and Sustaining High Performance Organizations through Accountability.”  This sensible and business-focused presentation promotes employee involvement and empowerment.  Most importantly, realistic scorecard implementation techniques promote continuous improvement in communication, productivity, employee satisfaction, and bottom-line business results.

Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI) has over twenty five years in leadership training and consulting experience.  CSI specializes in helping organizations develop meaningful business metrics, create culture of true accountability and improve communication within the organization deploying a business methodology called Process Based Leadership®.  This methodology achieves total process connectivity and consistency of utilization within all layers and departments in the organization.

CSI to Speak at 2017 ISO 9000/Lean & Six Sigma World Conference

CSI to Speak at 2017 ISO 9000/Lean & Six Sigma World Conference

Nashville, TN:  Korey Zawakzki, Senior Consultant / Partner with CSI, will speak at the at 2017 ISO 9000/Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.  Korey will speak today at 2:10 pm and again tomorrow at 1:35 pm.

The title of his presentation today is “Aligning Goals, People, and Systems for Sustainable Success.”  Tomorrow’s presentation will be “Creating a Journey to World Class Performance Utilizing Operational Excellence.”  Attendees will discover everything from how to define corporate direction and design for leadership parameters, to the smartest ways to create and maintain workplace behavioral expectations. Additionally, the presenter offers critical insight on hot-button topics like cultural and generational diversity, communication styles, and listening processes among employees. These are essential presentations for executives who want to gain market share and achieve dynamic success in today’s marketplace.

Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI) has over twenty five years in leadership training and consulting experience.  CSI specializes in helping organizations develop meaningful business metrics, create culture of true accountability and improve communication within the organization deploying a business methodology called Process Based Leadership®.  This methodology achieves total process connectivity and consistency of utilization within all layers and departments in the organization.

YOUR TUESDAY TIP – 8 Foundational Attributes of Engagement

A question we frequently get from our clients, is,“How do I get my employees to be more engaged in the business?” Leaders are searching for that magical recipe that will increase engagement and ultimately impact business results. Competitive Solutions, Inc. has identified the Eight Foundational Attributes of Engagement that must be understood, practiced and measured to elevate engagement within a team or organization.

8 Foundational Attributes of Engagement:

  1. Demonstrates Business Acumen
  2. Demonstrates Understanding of & Utilization of Continuous Improvement Tools
  3. Demonstrates Accountability Thru Action
  4. Demonstrates Ownership for Development
  5. Demonstrates Altruistic Decision Making
  6. Demonstrates Collaborative Mentoring/Coaching
  7. Demonstrates Passionate Self-Motivation
  8. Demonstrates Positive Affirmation

How well does your workforce demonstrate the 8 Foundational Attributes of Engagement?  Get a copy of our survey to rate your workforce against the definitions of these attributes in action.

8 Foundational Attributes of Engagement Survey

“Paychecks can’t buy passion.”  
– Brad Federman

SHANE YOUNT TO PROVIDE GREAT PRESENTATION AT AMERICAN MANUFACTURING SUMMIT 2017

SHANE YOUNT TO PROVIDE GREAT PRESENTATION AT

AMERICAN MANUFACTURING SUMMIT 2017

Chicago, IL:  Shane Yount, Principal / Author with Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI), will speak at the American Manufacturing Summit 2017.  Shane will speak at 2:35 pm in the Junior Ballroom C.

The title of his presentation is “Business Bootcamp – Driving Greater Execution, Engagement, and Ultimately Earnings!”  Without Non-Negotiable systems, Organizational leaders will never be able to truly “Transform the Business.” The ability to collectively harmonize often contrasting functions into a cohesive team is a must.  This presentation will challenge attendees to examine their current operating systems and functionality, while providing proven and practical solutions for improvement.

Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI) has over twenty five years in leadership training and consulting experience.  CSI specializes in helping organizations develop meaningful business metrics, create culture of true accountability and improve communication within the organization deploying a business methodology called Process Based Leadership®.  This methodology achieves total process connectivity and consistency of utilization within all layers and departments in the organization.

YOUR TUESDAY TIP – 9 Questions to End Your Meeting Misery – A Meeting Audit

With more than twenty-five years of working with organizations around the world, we have identified a group of distinctive meeting personalities called the “Wasteful 8.” These attendees undermine meeting success, waste everyone’s time, and can lead to negatively impacting organizational engagement.

Our goal is to give you and your team basic tips that will improve meeting efficiency, eliminate the “Wasteful 8,” re-engage your workforce, and give everyone back some precious time.

9 Questions to Ask to Audit Your Meeting

  1. Is the reason for the meeting defined and still relevant to your business?
  2. Are the right people, and only the right people, attending?
  3. Do you use an agenda and populate notes in advance?
  4. Do you have defined metrics that keep your meeting focused?

We truly hope you have enjoyed our Meeting Misery series. To request a copy of the Meeting Audit Check List: 9 Questions, click here. The short video below was created to assist you with your meetings. To access the remaining questions to ask when auditing your meetings, click below.

9 QUESTIONS TO END YOUR MEETING MISERY- VIDEO

“Meetings should be like salt – a spice sprinkled carefully to enhance a dish, not poured recklessly over every forkful. Too much salt destroys a dish. Too many meetings destroy morale and motivation.”  
– Jason Fried

Business Bootcamp – May 17th & 18th, Atlanta, GA

Business Bootcamp – May 17th & 18th, Atlanta, GA

How do you build a high performing culture that collectively and consistently moves the business? Give your leaders the skills to create and sustain a culture of accountability and engagement. This Business Bootcamp delivers both how to create a true business management system and the skills your leaders need to sustain it.

Day 1 – Innovative Strategies for Business Success and Sustainability
* Learn proven business strategies and why they are effective and sustainable
* Gain insight why metrics don’t create employee engagement and accountability
* Increase weekly productivity by 17% across your entire organization
* Examine case studies about world class organizations & how they achieved success

Day 2 – Leadership Attributes: Equipping Leaders with a 21st Century GPS – GOALS, PEOPLE, & SYSTEMS
* Understand the Eight Foundational Attributes of Engagement
* Explore the role of leadership in driving and defining expectations of engagement
* Understand how leaders deter or promote engagement and commitment to change
* Develop a strategy to enhance and influence organizational engagement

For more information or to register for Business Bootcamp

“Great course! This is something that could help leaders transform business. Can’t wait to start leveraging it.”  
– Director, Genentech

YOUR TUESDAY TIP – MEET THE OXYGEN THIEF

Do you have an employee in your organization that uses the oxygen supply in the meeting room at a rate disproportionate to their contribution to the meeting? They never listen to anyone else, except in order to determine when it is next their turn to speak. This is a very critical thing for an Oxygen Thief, because their main interest is getting more of the air supply for themselves. If you have someone who derails your meetings by sucking up all of the airtime, you may have an Oxygen Thief.

Meetings often veer off-track and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor or no agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a meeting. It helps team members prepare, allocates time wisely, quickly gets everyone on the same topic, and identifies when the discussion is complete.

LLearn how to develop your own meeting agenda requesting our Standard Meeting Agenda. Start by clicking below to identify the Oxygen Thief in your organizations!

HOW TO SPOT THE OXYGEN THIEF – VIDEO

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”  
– Unknown

YOUR TUESDAY TIP – MEET MRS. GRAPEVINE

Do you have employees in your organization that have nothing better to do than spread information throughout the workplace? They frequently take a partial truth and turn it into a whole speculative truth. If you have someone who gossips and makes things up, …. you may have a Mrs. Grapevine.

The development of an organizational communication strategy is so important to successful businesses. Management decisions and directions are communicated face to face and cascade from higher to lower levels in the organization. Responses and reports from the lower level managers flow upward in the organization. Nothing is left to chance!

Learn how to develop your own communication flow by requesting our Communication Cascade Template. Start by clicking below to identify Mrs. Grapevine in your organizations!

HOW TO SPOT MRS. GRAPEVINE – VIDEO

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”  
– James Humes

YOUR TUESDAY TIP – MEET MR. I GOT IT

Do you have people that volunteer to take an action to complete, but this action never gets done? Do you have meeting participants who are never accountable for actions that have been assigned to them? If you waste time in meetings hearing why so many actions have not been completed…. you may have a Mr. I Got It.

The lack of documented actions in meetings is frequently listed as an area of frustration in meetings. If actions aren’t documented, assigned, and given a completion date during meetings; it is left up to chance that a meeting participant will complete the intended task.

With a few simple steps, you can manage Mr. I Got It. Learn how to develop your own action documentation tool by requesting our Action Register. Start by clicking below to identify Mr. I Got It in your organizations!

HOW TO SPOT MR. I GOT IT – VIDEO

“Has anyone ever said, ‘I wish I could go to more meetings today’?”  
– Matt Mullenweg

YOUR TUESDAY TIP – MEET MR. NO DATA

Do your meetings provide your organization with data? Is the data provided at your meetings relevant and accurate? If you waste time in meetings talking about data that is wrong, outdated or just not available, you may have a Mr. No Data.

The objective of business data is to tell the story of recent performance. When configured and used correctly the data will highlight what is working, what needs improvement, and where focus needs to be moving forward; telling a comprehensive story about overall performance through both leading and lagging data points.

With a few simple steps, you can manage Mr. No Data. Discover how to create accurate and pertinent data by requesting our Guide to Scorecard Fundamentals. Start by clicking below to identify Mr. No Data in your organizations!

HOW TO SPOT MR. NO DATA – VIDEO

“Meetings get a bad rap, and deservedly so – most are disorganized and distracted. But they can be a critical tool for getting your team on the same page.”  
– Justin Rosenstein