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April 18, 2018

By Bob Jeske Does your soon-to-retire leadership have confidence in its successors? Today’s complex business environment demands the targeted development of personal attributes in relation to your needed leadership competencies along with fundamental skills. These do not happen by chance. They are developed within the context of the unique issues your business faces. Our leadership

Why do great plans turn into chaotic execution?
March 8, 2018

By Mick Holly You probably went through an exhausting process carefully crafting your 2018 annual operating plan. The question is how confident are you that the performance improvement goals you have built into it will turn into a reality? If you are like most of the 700 clients we have worked with last 20 years,

Good to Great: Increasing the Craftiness of Woodcraft
October 24, 2017

John Gledhill seemingly had a good problem on his hands. As VP of Continuous Improvement at Quanex, a leading supplier of window and door components, he was to increase EBITDA for its recent acquisition: Woodcraft, a top supplier of doors and components to Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. An

How Al Landers is Integrating HBDI with Six Sigma
August 25, 2017

SBTI Vice President Al Landers was recently invited to interview for The Debrief, a newsletter for HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument) Certified Practitioners. Herrmann helps organizations adapt to today’s technological advances and economic changes through Transformative Thinking. In the interview, Al Landers shares details about the executive presence programs SBTI offers to help professionals learn how to

SBTI Celebrates 20 Years of Successful Business Improvement
June 19, 2017

SBTI is proud to announce that on June 19, 2017, we celebrate our 20th anniversary, which translates to 20 years of successful client engagement, leadership development, and financial improvement. With over 400 client companies under our belt, SBTI continues to drive culture change in the world’s leading companies. In 1997, SBTI was founded with a

In Memoriam: Dr. Mikel J. Harry
May 12, 2017

Dr. Mikel Harry made his mark in business and had an impact on everyone he met. He was a force to be reckoned with, and I was fortunate to have known him and to have worked with him. That’s not to say, however, that we always agreed or got along. Like many trailblazers, Mikel’s personality

Beware the One-Trick Pony
January 11, 2017

Al Landers had just put his career on the line. As Director of R&D at Huber Engineered Woods, he was under constant pressure from top management to develop new and diverse products – the CEO often reminding him with equal parts advice and warning the pitfalls of becoming a one-trick pony. Al’s team was relatively