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Leadership tips

Want to effect change in your manufacturing company to improve its business outlook? Check out Anand Sharma’s “Lessons for Leaders” for some helpful ideas:

Become a provider of solutions—when you go to your boss, be a bearer of solutions, not problems.

Pursue process perfection relentlessly—everything from LeanSigma and kaizen is designed to uncover and cleanse the true process.

Communicate your competitive performance in numbers.

Communicate success indicators enthusiastically—learn to selectively broadcast the right performance indicators as you work at building the strength of the enterprise in all critical areas. With greater visibility come resources.

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