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    Christian
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    We are embarking on a paridigm change at my company to incorporate Six Sigma methodoligies along with our Shainin strategies. In order for us to begin we need an earth shattering motivational speaker that has manufacturing experience and can speak to senior executives on the importance of this problem solving tool.  Who would be someone that fits the bill and could sell this idea?  We are heavily into Shainin in Manuf. but the MB group understands the need for change.  Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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    #167685

    BTDT
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    Christian:Not to be too blunt, but is this a serious request?Cheers, Alastair

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    #167686

    Christian
    Participant

    YES!  I am actually in a Master BB workshop on how we deploy six sigma in conjunction with our Shainin.  WE NEED a motivational speaker to push upper mgmt NOW! Yes this is serious!

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    #167687

    Christian
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    The strategy is to begin to get top down buy in.  We are pushing but we need to light the fire and show how we can make improvements using 6 sigma to decrease variation and slowly move away from fire fighting using Shainin.

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    #167688

    BTDT
    Participant

    Christian:Send an email to me at 6Sigmaguru(at)gmail(dot)com. We can talk then.Cheers, Alastair

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    #167689

    wgmiller
    Member

    Careful – motivational speakers frequently go over as all talk – no substance.
    W. G. Miller

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    #167690

    Christian
    Participant

    Absolutely!  I guess we would need someone with excellent credentials and proven ability along with charisma.  A lot to ask for, but we are eager to begin and have aggressive targets to achieve.  But we know that unless upper mgmt buys in and devotes resources to this endeavour it will never work.

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    #167691

    Heebeegeebee BB
    Participant

    Man, I’m stoked!!!
    With that one post, I was able to completely fill out a “BS Bingo” card!
    WOO-HOO!!!

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    #167692

    Mikel
    Member

    Try Rich Schroeder, he’ll also give you feedback on your plans for
    free.

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    #167693

    Taylor
    Participant

    AWESOME-

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    #167694

    lin
    Participant

    As a motivational speaker and someone with a lot of credibility in the manufacturing field, Mario Perez Wilson is probably the best.
     
    We used another “famous” individual first, and it was a disaster. Then, an ex-Motorolan recommended we contact Mario and it was unbelievable.
     
    Our Six Sigma program runs flawless. We hired his consulting firm to proceed with the whole training and deployment.
     
    My company is in Massachusetts we are in manufacturing. Our program got delayed by 6 months for picking the wrong person the first time.
     
    He has two websites http://www.perez-wilson.com and http://www.mpcps.com
     
    Good luck.

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    #167695

    Christian
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    Thanks Stan

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    #167696

    Christian
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    You must be bored out of your mind!

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    #167697

    Taylor
    Participant

    If it takes a “Great Motivational Speaker” to get your company on board with Six Sigma in this day and age of competitive marketing and sales at an all time margin low, then not sure Six Sigma or Shanin or any other principle will help you. Implementing Six Sigma is a Business Decision. Dont waste thier time with a Car Sales Pitch, They’re smarter than that, and better already be motivated to improve the business.
    Bored, Not really, just pointing to the obvious.

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    #167698

    Christian
    Participant

    Your talking about a perfect utopia.  My world is far from that.  We are happy with improving quality with Shainin, we don’t know what it takes to improve the bottom line using break through strategy like six sigma. I guess your right it shouldn’t take a motivational speaker to improve the bottom line by using six sigma, but for us it does. Especially when the business goals are not aligned.  Every new endeavour requires a sales pitch.
    It’s not that obvious!

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    #167699

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    It sounds like the tail is wagging the dog, on this one.  Seems the execu-types need to do some good old strategy mapping and balanced scorecard goal setting to get aligned first, then dive into the tactics they will use to make them happen.  If you’re going to do a stump speech to get them going, this is where I’d spend my time.  Just my humble opinion. 
    Best wishes,
    Shooter

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    #167700

    Christian
    Participant

    Shooter,
    Your absolutely right about the tail wagging the dog.  7 of us in Mfg understand the importance of six sigma, we must align the rest of the business to understand that. For every revolution there are a few revolutionaries that must move the needle for change.  Unfortunatly I can’t be stopped by naysayers like Chad and wait for top execs to cascade this down.

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    #167701

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Christian,
    I hear ya, my friend.  Been there, done that, more times than I care to think about.  It’s kind of like trying to get an elephant to move (or maybe a dinosaur is a better analogy): you have to push hard enough to get them to move, but if you push too hard, they just sit down and squash you.  Bottoms-up approaches can work, but it is a lot of hard (and sometimes painful) work on your part, as you obviously know.  Hey, if it was a perfect world, we’d be out of work and looking for a different career path.  Try to find some in the execu-type ranks that “get it” and latch onto them, if you haven’t already.
    Keep the faith and best of luck to you,
    Shooter

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    #167702

    Deanb
    Participant

    Christian,Have you considered a C-level peer to peer approach? I have seen CEO’s influenced by their peers many times, but never by a speaker. ASQ has held several SS Executive Forums in years past, and many ASQ Sections have programs to support CEOs in this way. In 2004 and 05 I ran ASQ-QMD’s equivalent. There should be some related assistance available to you from ASQ. Mark Olsen at ASQ HQ might be a good place to start. Just an idea for you to consider.Dean

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    #167704

    Silviu
    Member

    Christian,
    It is good way to start with a presentation to top management. I would include examples of projects from same industry. Be careful what you promise them: manage expectations.
    But speeches won’t break the ice. You need to show them it works in your company, solving your pain. Do a pilot of x projects. Involve top management in selection of the projects. Deliver the results and management is yours.
    Pay a lot of attention to project selection. Your Black Belts will be learning the tools. Also out of the company for 4 or 5 weeks of training. So be careful what you put on their shoulders. If the projects get delayed, or won’t deliver, you will lose support.
    Silviu

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    #167705

    Stan”s sister
    Member

    Please  why this  approach  was  selected?

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    #167707

    Stan”s sister
    Member

    Mike Carnel is  a  good candidate

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    #167708

    Darth’s Grandmother
    Participant

    I suggest Stan’s Grandfather ,he is a  very  good  speaker….

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    #167711

    Heebeegeebee BB
    Participant

    Christian,
    BS-Bingo comments aside, if you are serious about doing this, then go for the cream of the crop:
    Larry Bossidy
    Jack Welch
    Mike Carnell
    Mario Perez-Wilson
     

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    #167712

    Stevo
    Member

    To anyone with big-bucks and no common sense:
     
    I have been thinking of taking my moronic philosophies and hitting the road and this opportunity seems to fit the bill.  So throw my name into the hat.
     
    A couple of items on my resume include:
     

    Inventing sewage
    Still uses the phases “What you talkin’ bout Willis” and “Where’s the beef”
    And most recently – whacking Carl
     
    I’m not the cheapest, but companies tend to only use me once.
     
    Stevo

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    #167713

    Taylor
    Participant

    Christian
    I am not a naysayer, simply a realist. Getting a bunch of Execs in a room and having somebody give a sales pitch is just a waste of time. You need to search out the Execs that understand, and let be there idea to bring to the company. You will get much better results. However if your business goals are not aligned with the bottom line then Management Change is where you need to start.
    I go back to Bills post and how he states they had a “Famous” six sigma speaker come in and it was a disaster, then they got Mario to do it and Now Six Sigma runs flawlessly. BS  I would bet my next years salary that no one in the executive level ever heard of either on of the guys before that day. These guys are not famous, they have worked for recognizable companies and have some descent references of success but so does every other consultant on this page, and you dont have to publish a book to be good at what you do.
     

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    #167714

    Mikel
    Member

    Wow Carnell in the same company as Welch and Bossidy!

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    #167715

    Mikel
    Member

    You are my cousin that people speak about in the same breathe as
    Joe BB if you know what I mean.

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    #167716

    SiggySig
    Member

    Christian, I am sure there are a number of Six Sigma consulting firms that would salivate over the chance to address your senior management group – for free even.Just contact the George Group, SSA, Air Academy, or any of the other advertisers on this site, and you would probably be able to take your pick of individuals to come address your management team.And yes, I am being totally serious.

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    #167717

    MrMHead
    Participant

    Sounds like a great opportunity to exercise CAP!

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    #167720

    Mikel
    Member

    Yea, all those guys will give your management a real sales pitch and
    offer to customize a program for them – I can write their “custom”
    recommendation right now.If you want help contact Alastair or myself @ StanMikel@aol.com

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    #167722

    Heebeegeebee BB
    Participant

    Absolutely!

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    #167723

    Not Stevo
    Participant

    I would add Stevo to that list.  He’s super!
    Not Stevo

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    #167724

    Christian
    Participant

    Thanks to all of you that have replied with some constructive and thoughtful ideas and concerns.  I agree that using a sales pitch is not the ideal way of implementing change.  I also agree that it is not the optimal way to persue change from the bottom up. We have a lot of work to do in this company of 30,000. Lots of work.  Quick question?  Seems that we may use Break Through Management as our Six Sigma provider to provide training and certification.  Any thoughts.
    Big Thanks to Alastair on provinding your valuable time last night on a conf. call.  Hope we didn’t scare you away.

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    #167726

    SiggySig
    Member

    I’ve had dealings with several of the big SS consulting firms, and have to say I was highly impressed with BMGs content and consultants. Good choice if you ask me.(Disclaimer: I’ve got no ties to BMG :)

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    #167733

    Huh?
    Participant

    What exactly does dealing with several mean. Did you have to take BB
    over and over?

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    #167744

    Ron
    Member

    Drop Shainin stick with six sigma. Shainin is so 19th century..

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    #167746

    Mikel
    Member

    That would be 20th century, but who’s counting?

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    #167750

    SiggySig
    Member

    I dunno, “Shainin Red X Master” sounds much cooler than “Lean Six Sigma Black Belt” if you ask me…

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    #167752

    BC
    Participant

    Idunno.  Red X sounds like some kind of flea medicine.

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