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    Fontanilla
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    Six Sigma is new in our company. I as BB am catalyzing the deployment and all it’s so far so good. But while we reach the piloting and implementing stage of a couple of projects, I am getting signals that the leadership council may be less than supportive in shouldering the responsibilities for the change. Same old refrain. It’s not a burning platform…so why jump? At this point I am looking for some good reference/reading material that I can additionally give to the council members so that they are once again re-energized and keen to support change. I want to make the point that their support in moving fast and making policy changes/ approving procedural changes and actually helping out with the communication and other leg work is critical. Can anyone please suggest a good downloadable reference?

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    #128064

    AB
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    Dan
    So what is your leadership council doing? Are they not attending tollgate meetings? Are they indecisive in the meeting? Are they suggesting not solving the problem at all for some time?
    As a catalyst, you want to make sure that you are not mistaking their signals for a common scheduling and prioritization challenge.
    After you ascertain their position if you still believe that support is dwindling, talk to them and find out what their thoughts are (VoC on the program), before you start distributing motivational literature.
    That would be my approach.
    AB

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    #128072

    GomezAdams
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    Hey Homey! Good response AB!
    From personal experience I often find it difficult to lump “Leadership” and “Awareness” in the same sentence. eg an oxymoron! 

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    #128085

    AT
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    Yes they have been attending the tollgates and have been expressly appreciating all the analysis and ideas. But when it comes to getting their own hands dirty and pulling the rope hard, some of them are holding back. The way I see it, it is just “inertia”. They are old men and do not want to take risks or get down with the time consuming affair of communicating the changes required to those who matter. The positive is they do not want to look “bad” and be a hindrance to six sigma implementation either.
    I am convinced that literature that suggests how leadership council can unwittingly act llike villains and fall from grace will make them want to avoid that fate. Any such lterature reference will be much appreciated.  

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    #128086

    ramana
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    Hi Ramesh,
    Instead of literature, pls try to conduct awareness programmes which gives them energy and possitiveness..

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