Gettging airborne: Cultural transformation in the Navy
When Ernie Spence arrived as the new commanding officer for the Navy's largest F-18 training squadron, he was met with disarray. Of the squadron's 117 planes, most had fallen into disrepair - leaving just one plane safe to fly. As a result, the team responsible for training about 60 percent of Navy squadron pilots was more than a year and a half behind schedule.
Podcast: Benchmarking – An interview with Dr Robin Mann
Listen to Dr Robin Mann, Head of the Centre of Organisational Excellence Research at Massey University, discussing one of the most powerful, yet greatly underused organisational improvement methods – best practice benchmarking. This was an interview by Michael Voss (CEO of Pyxis and MichaelVossNZ.com).
It’s not how much you practise, but how often
Like many people, I like to make resolutions at the start of new year. New Scientist reported that only 10% of the resolutions made in January will survive until December. In many instances, it is because new habits were not formed so we can make the necessary changes to our lives.