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    Your People Make the Difference.
    Build Leaders at Every Level.

    Becoming the master and sculpture of your own journey.

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    In an Enterprise in motion™, the traits all leaders share are:

    Creativity – Challenging the status quo
    Capability – Ability to orchestrate change
    Courage – Willingness to experiment and learn
    Credibility – Readiness to lead by example – “talk it, walk it, teach it”

    In our interactions with manufacturing and service industry organizations there is a consistent theme to the problems they face as they work to advance operational excellence. One of the sticky issues will likely come as no surprise, absence of leadership routines, up and down the hierarchy, to lead and manage the improvement effort.

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