State Of Readiness

State Of Readiness

A podcast devoted to sharing knowledge of how companies can become high-performance organizations. Hosted by Joseph Paris.

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November 16, 2022 42 min

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My guest today is Sanjeev Khot; Director of Global Product Quality, Cummins, Incorporated and is responsible for overall Global Quality Strategy, Supplier Quality, Reliability, APQP, and Logistics Quality Transformation to support growth and drive long-term business value.

Sanjeev is a highly accomplished senior executive with global experience in manufa...

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Hello and welcome to another edition of State of Readiness with your host, Joseph Paris.

Chaos And Oceans Ltd.

Today I am happy to have Mark McGrath, Founder of Chaos and Oceans Ltd, a consultancy specializing in helping individuals and teams thrive in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) environments. He does thi...

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Hello and welcome to another edition of State of Readiness with your host, Joseph Paris.

Today I am happy to have Billy Ray Taylor, CEO of LinkedXL and author of "The Winning Link" on my podcast. Billy previously worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years; starting off on the plant floor and retiring as Global Head of Diversity and I...

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September 7, 2022 57 min

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My guest today is Stephan Meyer PhD, CEO of Almademey Ltd. I have known Stephan for some years now, he being one of the first professionals when I arrived in Germany over a decade ago. I have always found our conversations quite interesting. Like me, he knows you can't hit home-runs without the risk of breaking a few windows.

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June 28, 2022 37 min

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My guest today is Larry Long Jr, CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of LLJR LLC and the author of the book "JOLT! Get Zapped into Intentionality: Rediscover and Believe in Your Inner Greatness".

Buy the book here!

Larry has a lot of energy and passion. But he is also approachable and does not shy away from sharing his own challenges and setbacks that ...

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My guest today is Tim Pettry, Program Director for Continuous Improvement at the Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General (CCAG) Hospital where he directs the implementation of a Culture of Improvement for over 5,500 caregivers, utilizing the Cleveland Clinic Improvement Model.

One of the biggest “take-aways” of this conversation is the difference in syntax betw...

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April 25, 2022 28 min

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My guest today is Kevin Robinson, Managing Director of OPEX Performance Solutions Ltd and Toyota Alumni; having spent over 28 years at Toyota UK at the Deeside Engine Plant; starting as an Engineer in 1991 and working his way up the ranks until retiring as the General Manager of Manufacturing Operations.

Rather than starting at the beginning of Kevin'...

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February 22, 2022 45 min

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My guest today is Sam Smolik, SVP Americas Manufacturing (retired) for LyondellBasell and author of the book, "The Power of Goal Zero".

After his retirement, Sam decided to share the lessons learned during his journey and years of experience - the best practices and techniques for achieving Operational Excellence - and that led him to authoring ...

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January 10, 2022 44 min

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Hello and welcome to another episode of “State of Readiness”.

My guest today is William "Bill" Bierce, Co-Founder of Bierce & Kenerson PC and author of the book, "Smarter Business Exits".

The topic of discussion for this episode is the importance of taking into consideration the exit strategies that might present themselves in the futu...

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In this episode of "State of Readiness", I welcome Michael F. Schein; the Head Hype Man at MicroFame Media. We met at a "non-conference" in Saratoga Springs in the summer of 2021 where Michael was speaking about "hype".

When Michael graduated from university (much to his parent's chagrin) he announced that he was going to be...

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November 8, 2021 40 min

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On Your Game

In this episode of "State of Readiness", I welcome Marcy Axelrod, Author of "On Your Game" where she explains that each of us have our "A-game"; our individual "superpowers" that we bring every day. And most of the time we are on our game. But what do we do when we get knocked off our game and what do we ne...

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My guest today is John Bicknell, CEO and Founder of More Cowbell Unlimited.

Our conversation focuses on processes and the data, and information, that is captured and generated in these systems. But more important, what this information is trying to tell us, how we can hear the messaging, and how it can help in our decision-making process by adding clarity...

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My guest today is Steven Leuschel, Director of Operational Excellence at Guardian Elder Care, with a network of elderly care facilities located across Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio.

Steven and I had met at the Operational Excellence Summit at the Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence at Saint Vincent College where I was de...

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August 9, 2021 61 min

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I invite David Mackey is a senior manager at AbbVie presently responsible for the implementation of the SAP "procure to pay" processes at AbbVie. Previously, he was the Director of Operational Excellence at Pharmacyclics (a subsidiary of AbbVie). In addition to AbbVie, he has had senior leadership roles at Genentech and Roche.

We start the conve...

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Today I invite back to "State of Readiness", Brent Gleeson, a Navy SEAL combat veteran and serial entrepreneur. In addition to being a best-selling author of "Taking Point" and his new release, "Embrace the Suck", Brent has leveraged the principles of leadership, discipline, accountability and resiliency learned in training and app...

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My guest today is Carey 'Vixen' Lohrenz and was one of the first female F-14 fighter pilots in the United States Navy; call-sign Vixen. Given her experiences, she knows well that inconsistent execution in fast-moving, dynamic environments can generate catastrophic results.

Carey has translated her training, leadership, and strategy experience in...

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My guest today is Dave Light, owner of Certainty Resources Limited and author of the book, “The Certainty Principle”. Dave has had a very interesting career path; beginning as a Teamster working on the docks in San Francisco before going to UC Berkeley where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics. After graduation, he worked for severa...

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February 12, 2021 46 min

 

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I invite Aaron Roe, presently the Process Owner of Customer Experience at Roche Diabetes Care, as my guest on this episode of "State of Readiness". This is a really great conversation full of enthusiasm and passion.

Aaron started his professional career out of tech school at a small start-up weighing drops of water as part of the testing proces...

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Today I invite Brian Strobel, VP of Corporate Quality at Sierra Nevada Corporation (the aerospace company, not the beer guys) and author of the upcoming book, Pursuing Excellence: A Values-Based, Systems Approach to Help Companies Become More Resilient” (2021), in addition to his previous book, “Leading Change from Within: A Road Map to Help Middle M...

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October 28, 2020 32 min

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In this episode I invite Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics, to join me to share her story and the story of Matics; a publisher of suite of Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) applications that help manufacturers monitor and manage their production operation activities.  As CEO, Ofra’s responsibilities are to lead and steward the company’s ambitions to be...

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