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Falling Out of Love With Continuous Improvement

Falling Out of Love With Continuous Improvement

It happens to every improver at some point in their continuous improvement professional life. They fall out of love with continuous improvement. Sometimes it happens after a failed project. You’ve dedicated so much time and effort to a project that either failed to...

Continuous Improver Profile: Farooq Altaf

Continuous Improver Profile: Farooq Altaf

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events and community interactions but, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we have CI...

Success Strategies: Creating Engagement in a Remote World

Success Strategies: Creating Engagement in a Remote World

The past year has truly tested the skills of continuous improvers and process improvers. While we are always ready to tackle a new challenge, but the past 12 months has given us a challenge like none we've ever seen before. Many improvers have dealt with...

High Anxiety: How to Tackle Impossible Improvement Projects

High Anxiety: How to Tackle Impossible Improvement Projects

At some point in every continuous improver’s career, they have a moment where they are assigned to a seemingly impossible project and they have no idea where to begin. Process improvers feel overwhelmed. They feel intimidated. Most of all, they have an ominous,...

Rip Off & Duplicate: A Continuous Improver’s Guide to R&D

Rip Off & Duplicate: A Continuous Improver’s Guide to R&D

R&D. Nope, not research and development, but rip off and duplicate. Everyone has done this before. When you get stuck on a really tough project, you get frustrated. You just wish you knew if anyone has ever done this before. So, you set off on the Google search....

CI Profile: Evetta ‘Eve’ Aldridge

CI Profile: Evetta ‘Eve’ Aldridge

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events, community interactions, etc… But, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we’re...

The Most Effective Way to Start a Powerful Improvement Program

The Most Effective Way to Start a Powerful Improvement Program

Now that your company is well established, you’re starting to see opportunities for improvement. You can see the need to improve your processes, gain efficiencies, standardize your procedures and elevate your organization to the next level. The statstics are...

Goal Setting Secrets Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

Goal Setting Secrets Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

You’ve set your vision. You’ve built your pillars. And you have written Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely goals. Your goals are developed to contribute to your company’s success, but are your goals setting you up for success? When we are writing...

CI Profile: Ross Henderson

CI Profile: Ross Henderson

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events, community interactions, etc… But, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we’re...

Beyond SMART: The Better Way to Master CI Goals

Beyond SMART: The Better Way to Master CI Goals

It’s goal setting time! When the annual goal setting process begins, we immediately think of SMART goals -- goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. But there is a major flaw with the SMART goal setting process. While this tool can...