Why Six Sigma Black Belts Make Better Leaders

Six Sigma Black Belts receive hand-on experience of dealing with process improvement projects while gaining a leadership competency. These qualities help in making the Six Sigma Black Belts, leaders, not just in the functional but in the business expanses too. They gain a deep understanding of the working at the shop floor along with the […]

An Accelerated Project Approach Can Build Support for Six Sigma

For many middle and senior managers who are considering business improvement initiatives, the thought of committing resources to a three- or four-month Six Sigma project can be a daunting. Many managers feel they are already working “flat out” and don’t have the people to spare. Others understand the reality that projects can sometimes stretch out […]

How to Win Support for Continuous Improvement Programs and Projects

Gaining support to implement and sustain a continuous improvement program is an oft-voiced concern of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioners. These concerns reflect frustration in both senses of the term –  feeling frustrated personally and encountering attitudes that frustrate the effectiveness of the program. Three sets of skills and methods have shown success in gaining […]