Continuous Improvement 4 Life

Continuous Improvement 4 Life

CI4Life (Continuous Improvement for Life) shares insights and success stories of individuals and companies that are making a difference personally and professionally. The tools, skills and mindset ideas that are shared will help you achieve your personal and professional goals!... Show More

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August 4, 2020 12 min

Rick reviews the research and shares examples of the importance of planning for and having peak experiences to achieve a higher level of fulfillment. Start planning for your future peak experiences now!

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Rick discusses the 7 steps to develop weekly planning as a superpower.

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July 15, 2020 14 min

Rick shares two examples and 3 drivers for extreme motivation.  Enhance your motivation now!

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Rick Heyland and Chris Payne (RLG Intl- VP and Business unit leader) team up to discuss the key elements for Business Transformation.  They share 5 key success stories along with the key elements that drove substantive step change in performance.  A leader from any level in the organization can apply these principles to create a transformation in their own department or group.

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Rick reviews 4 practices to include in any high performers training plan.  High Performers need to have a regular routine of these practices in order to achieve their business and life goals and to deal with the stress that goes with big goals and dreams. Go to www.ci4life.org for more information and details.

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June 11, 2020 10 min

What are the life practices that lead to high productivity, happiness and success?  1. Dream big with Purpose 2. Small Daily steps 3. Regular Renewal Practices.  More details on the blog on www.ci4life.org

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Today’s podcast, Rick Heyland and his guest, Pat Stanton, RLG’s Subject Matter Expert on Tank Storage and Maintenance discuss strategies to manage and optimize the high demand for oil and gas storage. Pat shares key principles to increase availability and reduce outages while still controlling costs. These optimization strategies can be used to increase availability in any plant for little or no capital outlay!

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April 14, 2020 34 min

Rick Heyland and his guests David Webster and Chris Sheepshanks (from the Centre for Teams) invite all leaders to increase the quality and quantity of coaching during the current pandemic. They discuss coaching ideas, topics and opportunities that any leader can apply to the current crisis and beyond.  The Leadership coaching recommendations include; Be Calm, Be Mindful and Be Intentional to name a few.

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April 10, 2020 40 min

Rick Heyland and his guest Dr. Robert Maurer discuss the latest research that Dr. Maurer captured in his book, “One Small Step Can Change your Life - The Kaizen Way,” currently ranked in Google’s 100 Best Books. Rick and Dr. Maurer discuss how the spirit of Kaizen can help you achieve your personal and organization goals. They also discuss how small steps can be used for safety improvement and going from “Good to Great”! Go to www....

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Rick Heyland and his guest Joseph Paris (Operational Excellence Expert) examine key strategies for future readiness. Joseph Paris is an international speaker, recently published author of ”State of Readiness” and Leader of many operational excellence associations, including a 70,000 member LinkedIn group. Joseph and Rick discuss the importance of accelerated decision making to meet the demands of a changing future, how to breakdown...

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Rick Heyland shares a parable on change that will hopefully capture your imagination on how you can best be an agent of change in an uncertain future.  He shares 4 key questions for each individual to answer and review in order to sharpen your ability to change and improve. #Who moved my Cheese? Go to www.ci4life.org for free tools and methods to become a change agent for good.

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March 31, 2020 22 min

Rick Heyland welcomes back RLG's Roger Laing and John Shewfelt to continue the conversation of working remotely with a focus on all-day meetings and dealing with distractions. The discussion will offer a guide to conducting extended strategy sessions/meeting remotely by providing an invaluable checklist currently in practice by many of our clients.  Additionally we will share top tips on managing the increasing volume of emails...

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March 27, 2020 27 min

Rick Heyland and his guest Mike Schlappi, 4 time Olympian with 2 Golds and 2 Bronze medals discuss how to respond to this worldwide coronavirus crisis. As a teenager, Mike was shot by accident by his best friend and was paralyzed for life. He recalls feeling sorry for himself for several days and how his life was completely turned upside down. He shares his very personal experiences on how he found forgiveness, hope, responsibility...

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Rick Heyland invites guests; John Shewfelt, Roger Laing, Rob Gulbronson and Lara Mickel from RLG International on this timely podcast as the world trends to working remotely. With over 100 man years of remote working experience, today’s group provides successful tips and insights on how to stay connected and maintain productivity in the new norm.

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Rick Heyland is joined by New York Times Best Selling Author Adrian Gostick. Adrian is ranked as #3 on the list of the Top 30 Global Gurus in Leadership and #9 in Organizational Culture and is a sought-after keynote speaker around the world. Adrian provides timely advice on how to enhance your business culture as based on his recently published book, “Leading with Gratitude – Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Re...

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February 27, 2020 23 min

If you were a stock, would people be investing in you or would they be divesting?

Rick Heyland and Nathan Goodfellow talk about the importance of developing a personal growth strategy to accomplish your goals and ambitions. Using the analogy of “personal investing,” Rick establishes the importance of properly defining the problem and measuring the benchmarks so you can fully analyze and research each area of your goal to come up wi...

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Dave Berlando, Senior Performance Coach with RLG joins Rick Heyland to review an integrated learning system that helped Dave's latest client achieve a 10-day improvement on a recent maintenance shutdown.  Dave and Rick share the details of RLG's RTLL™ (Real-Time Lessons Learned).  For more details and success stories with Real-Time Lessons Learned go to: www.rlginternational.com/insights/ci4life

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Rick Heyland and special guests, Carlos Gamio (SMPO TA Event Manager with Shell) and Scott McKenzie (Vice President and Business Unit Leader for RLG Int’l) discuss, “Keys to Developing a Learning Organization”. They will speak to  some success factors of organization learning and highlight one of those factors, the “after-action review” that helped drive tremendous learning events for a complex maintenance project at one of their r...

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Rick Heyland and his guests - Tracy Pond, J.R. Hansen and Parker Jones - take on the challenge of helping you accomplish your personal goals and New Year's Resolutions. The processes, tools and skills shared by them in this episode will help you accomplish your 2020 aspirations! (go to www.ci4life.org for a list of the books and references listed in this podcast)

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December 20, 2019 20 min

Rick Heyland and RLG's Mike Nystrom (former US Navy Process Improvement Director) discuss how to drive 300% to 1000% improvements in key business processes with "faster and better". Mike shares how he applied the principles of Value stream mapping combined with RLG's Operating Rhythm to create a massive culture and performance change in a financial services company. 

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