I attended the IQPC Lean Six Sigma West Summit in Las Vegas from September 27-29, along with fellow blogger Michael Marx and the rest of the CTQ Media team. On Wednesday I gave a presentation entitled “From Good to Great Six Sigma: 5 Imperatives for Making the Leap.” Many delegates who attended the presentation asked for a reference copy of my presentation, as it wasn’t included on the conference CD. It can be viewed by clicking the screenshot below.

From Good to Great Six Sigma: 5 Imperatives for Making the Leap

As with any presentation, most of the value lies not within the words and graphics that are on each slide but with the associated verbal presentation,examples and stories. I hope to be able to give this presentation to you someday in person.

The idea behind the presentation is simple: In the national bestseller Good to Great, author Jim Collins tackles the question, “how can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?” What are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?

As a parallel to the Good to Great research, iSixSigma Magazine began research in 2004 to understand what makes a great Six Sigma initiative. We continue to research new areas that differentiate great from good in every issue. We have analyzed data from thousands of respondents at companies of all sizes on topics as varied as leadership, financial performance, innovation, project selection and customer centricity.

I’ve been honored to be asked to attend a few company conferences and make this presentation. The great news is that this presentation continues to evolve, as does the research that we conduct daily, so it should continue to be fresh and interesting.

I hope to meet you at an upcoming IQPC conference. If you have availability, a couple of us will be at the IQPC 8th Annual Six Sigma Summit in Miami January 22 – 25, 2007. Use code ISIX and safe 10% when you book.

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