Forrest Breyfogle on Taking Six Sigma to the Next Level

Published: Jan 24, 2019

You have to hit the ground running— diagnose the situation, pull together a strong team, decide on a strategy, and inspire everyone to execute it. Jason Jennings and his research team searched for the new CEOs who had pulled off the most impressive transformations of this decade. He interviewed ten who, on average, had doubled revenues, doubled profit margins, and more than tripled earnings per share, at companies such as Staples, Goodrich, Humana, and J. M. Smucker. Jennings' new book, Hit the Ground Running, lists ten new “golden rules” that can help leaders balance the short term and the long term, and the competing needs of shareholders, employees, customers, and the community. Jason Jennings is the bestselling author of It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small . . . It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow; Less Is More; and Think Big, Act Small. In 2006, USA Today named him one of the three most in-demand business speakers, alongside Jim Collins and Tom Peters. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Developing Executive Leadership * Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead * The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results * The 21st Century Global Leader To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: Preparing for Leadership by Donna J. Dennis, Ph.D., Debbie Meola The Leadership Training Activity Book by Lois B. Hart, Ed.D., Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D. Assimilating New Leaders by Diane Downey, Tom March, Adena Berkman Leading with Kindness by William F. Baker, Michael O'Malley, Ph.D. Lead by Example by John BaldoniProblem-solving or assessment methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, or ISO may not provide a business framework so that organizations can move toward achieving the three Rs of business: everybody doing the Right Things the Right Way at the Right Time.

In The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System: An Enhanced, Unified Approach to Balanced Scorecards, Strategic Planning, and Business Improvement , Forrest Breyfogle introduces a new organizational governance system that integrates analytics with innovation. The IEE system shows business leaders what to measure and report; when and how to report it; how to interpret and use the results to establish goals; how to orchestrate work activities; and how to develop strategies that is consistent with established goals. These strategies ultimately lead to specific projects that enhance organizational focus and success.