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Ray Attiyah

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TO GENERATE SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIC IMPROVEMENTS, START BY ‘BACKCASTING’

Typical improvement meetings today start with a review of the current situation, followed by an exercise of interviews, data analysis, and the development of an action plan designed to move the organization forward. Hopefully, it’s at least followed up with what’s going well and what’s not going well, rather than just pointing out the problems.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BEFORE YOU AUTOMATE, SIMPLIFY YOUR PROCESSES

Hoping that technology will lead employees to do what they aren’t currently doing, managers and executives leap right into automation without giving due process to the foundational steps of “simplify” and “standardize.” Mistakenly, they think technology will jump-start behavioral change or define a more robust strategy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOR A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE, MANUFACTURERS SHOULD BUILD THEIR TOP LINE FIRST

When leaders place so much immediate attention on the near term, they lack the vision to make bold bets on the future. Here are five ways manufacturers can make bold bets and improve their top line

Monday, November 10, 2014

A PREVIEW OF RAY'S FABTECH PRESENTATIONS

What Do Upgrading Management Systems and Dieting Have in Common? Looking to attract and retain the top talent? Are your frontline leaders ready to run your business? 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HOW CEOS CAN BECOME “SUPERFANS” FOR THEIR COMPANY

I found myself recently comparing the passion of a football superfan to that of a CEO.
Thursday, September 4, 2014

MANUFACTURING REVIVAL RADIO - TALENT MANAGEMENT ROUNDTABLE

Recently I sat down with Todd Schnick and Todd Youngblood the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio along with Deborah Pearce, a communications consultant with Pearce Communications Group and Sue Bingham, Founder & Principal of  HPWP Consulting. The special edition of this show was on Talent Management and the three of us spoke on ways to create and nurture high performing teams, the importance of developing frontline leaders and much more. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

IS YOUR COMPANY A TALENT MAGNET?

Next Tuesday Definity is hosting an event at the Fearless Factory: What’s Next? Creating a Contagious Culture for Growth. The event is being facilitated by Debbie Pearce, a communications and cultural expert. Along that vein, see what our founder, Ray Attiyah, has to say about making your organization a talent magnet in our latest Bold Bite.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

IT’S TIME TO KILL “INNOVATION”

Start Something Bold exists to help people create something that changes the world. They challenge companies to take bold moves and to inspire people to create products that change industries.
Thursday, June 26, 2014

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE: CREATING REAL VALUE FOR CUSTOMERS

Great service providers differentiate themselves by doing more than what is expected of them. They ask the right questions, and they provide customers with solutions that are catered explicitly to their needs. But the best of the best do more than just add value in ways that others don’t. They add value in ways that others don’t—and they don’t charge for it. Every company says that it’s value-added, that it’s differentiated. But too many of these companies fail to realize that you don’t add value if you charge for what you do. You only add value when you actually add value—when you give customers more than what they paid for. If you charge for it, you’re not adding value. You’re just maintaining it.

Monday, February 17, 2014

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FEARLESS?

What’s the difference between companies (and employees) that shine and the ones where work is a slog, apathy is everywhere, and products and employee contribution are mediocre at best? How can your organization become one of those that make work a joy, and excellence and innovation a mission?