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    Alkistis

    Hello fellow i-Sixsigma friends,
    I am writing to you from Greece. I have been asked to head a project for
    Establishing Criteria for Black Belt Candidate Selection…(for a construction company) I read your recent article and it is very interesting, but I would really like to know, which psychometric test was used in that “….A recent study started with psychometric tests of a group of Black Belt candidates carried out ahead of their four weeks of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) training. Then the results of these tests were then compared with the extent to which the Black Belt candidates successfully applied the training to their improvement projects.”….
    ALSO,
    I have been asked by the same company, to then go ahead and create a customized “Change Leadership Ability” course…Again, I read your very specialized article on topic “Why six sigma blackbelts make better leaders”…which again gave me some good pointers about where I need to focus this customized course:
    ” They are trained in such “soft skills” as active listening, influencing and communication. After their tenure as a Black Belt, they should have developed appropriate means to deal with people’s natural resistance towards change, to solve interpersonal and structural conflicts, and to successfully guide people through the difficult and emotional rollercoaster-like transition phase. And, in particular, trained Black Belt leaders learn to identify and to influence the important stakeholders in order to gain their commitment.”
    I FOUND BOTH THESE ARTICLES HELPFUL, AND I WOULD LIKE, IF POSSIBLE, TO ACCESS A MENTOR, WHO CAN HELP ME TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON MY WORK PROJECT. Thank you in advance.

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    Shelby Jarvis
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    Dr. Alkistis

    I have not read the articles, but I am willing to share the methods I have used in past deployments.

    At the BB level, I have used more tactical criteria such as; experience in the company, knowledge of the business, ability to work with multiple functions, ability to communicate, and technical skills.

    For MBB level, I have used the DISC Assessment, Emergenetics, and Myers Briggs. I don’t use all three, but have used each of them for different deployments. The value in my view is before you can mentor others, you must understand yourself. I find these evaluations helpful.

    I agree that a leadership course is of great value. BB and MBB training is great, but leaders need to also learn about their roles to have a successful deployment.

    I am happy to answer questions in more detail. You can reach me at Shelby.jarvis1@gmail.com

    I recommend a book “The first 90 Days” by Steve Zinkgraf. I have used this book to guide my deployments in the past.

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    DR. ALKISTIS AGIORGITI
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    Dear Shelby Jarvis,
    Thanks so much for your useful insights & for offering to be available for some questions that I may have along the way…I will also read this book that you recommend.
    I am an external trainer to this big construction company and they want me to make the interview & training manual, but the company will reserve the “rights” on this work in the end…I am OK with that. However, I am still wondering how to go about valuing my renumeration:
    By the hour, what do you suggest ?
    Once again, thank you for your attention.

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    DR. ALKISTIS AGIORGITI
    Participant

    Dear Shelby Jarvis,
    Just to say that i got the book that you recommended, and it seems that it is a LIFE-SAVER for me !!!
    I am infinitely grateful.
    If you could please give me your opinion about how I should charge, it would be great.
    I mean the company (construction giant in Gulf) stands to win $100,000,000 …
    Usually I charge 2,000 euros per day when I do a seminar 9-5, that’s 9 hours: comes out to about 222 euros per hour…
    Since I will not be actually delivering a seminar most of the time: I will be preparing the course material etc…I think that 150 euros is good, and just to keep track of the hours that I am working…
    Any insights, dear “Mentor” (ps. Mentor is a Greek word, first appeared in Homer’s Odyssey. Mentor, was a ‘teacher’ to Odysseus who acted as a father-figure, guiding Odysseus !

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