5 ways to tone your operationsOctober 31, 2014
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"…keeping you great"
Do You Have a Healthy Brain? — how would you know if you never looked at it? I did just this last week and the insights were powerful (I'm making changes already). Dr. Daniel Amen, the best known psychiatrist in the US, keynoted the Growth Summit last week and showed us pictures of some of the over 100,000 brain scans he's taken. FYI, he's the guy that is working closely with the NFL re: brain injuries – and has a protocol for repairing the damage. See his offer below, but first…
5 Ways to Tone Your Operations — my latest Venture column in Fortune is online. Not enough attention is paid to process – and like hallway closets and garages, if you don't keep them cleaned out, then you have to get bigger ones (throw people at the problem). Here are the five ways to tone your operations:
- Demand Pushback
- Plug Tiny Leaks
- Encourage Self-Service
- Prevent Errors
- Go Lean
Take 2 minutes to read the details behind each idea. Thanks to Jeff Frushtick, CEO, Leonard Automatics; Steve Hall, CEO, DriversSelect.com; Guy Levine, CEO, Return on Digital; and Guy Parsons, co-founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute for contributing specific ideas to this column.
Deadly Combination — in this latest Entrepreneur magazine piece on Liz Wiseman's new book Rookie Smarts, it notes:
Experience and hubris are the two biggest barriers to serial entrepreneur success.
Top 20 Companies for Leadership Development — P&G, Microsoft, GE, Coca-Cola, and Unilever fill the top 5 positions on this annual list based on a survey of nearly 18,000 individuals at more than 2,200 companies from 125 countries. Notes the research:
To view the entire list, and read about the research, go to this link.
Brain Health — what gets measured gets done. And what could be more important than the health of your brain (besides the body carrying it around). The Amen Clinics would like to extend the offer Dr. Amen gave on stage at the Growth Summit this year, to attendees and Weekly Insights readers (including family members – my wife Julie is also getting a brain scan). $600.00 off the Full Evaluation or Integrative Evaluation; $276.00 off the Executive Evaluation. For more information on what services each package includes or to schedule, please contact [email protected] or (949)236-8603. And if you would like to obtain the slides from Dr. Amen's presentation, text (949)220-0891.