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Learning from the Asian Focus on Excellence

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The past year saw an increased focus on Excellence both in Australia and overseas. The pace of economic and social change continues to accelerate. Innovation is now a necessity for all organisations – no one is immune. Staying static is no longer an option. There is an increasing recognition among policy makers and business leaders […]

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12 (Manic) Days of Christmas as Deemed by the Gods of Commerce

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…On the 12th day of Christmas the Gods of Commerce sent to me, 12 clients lunching 11 staff praising 9 prospects wooing 8 projects closing 7 journos schmoozing 6 job offers considering 5 scotches skulling 4 industry awards receiving 3 Chief Officers smiling 2 ‘fires’ dousing – And a stint in rehab avoided – just!

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Melbourne Excellence Leadership Workshop

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Thrive Plus is running an Excellence leadership workshop in Melbourne from 15-17 February 2017. The three-day learning event will be led by David Sikorski – a reputed Excellence practitioner and trainer. David has been associated with the Australian Business Excellence Framework since its inception and works with other international models of excellence and various management […]

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Business Excellence Masterclass

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Applications to attend the 2017 Business Excellence Masterclass in Sydney are now open. The Masterclass is a unique opportunity for business owners and leaders to develop their plans to deliver performance excellence. Given that the Masterclass relies on mutual support and collaborative learning, only carefully selected participants will be accepted to ensure that maximum value […]

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SAQI November December Newsletter

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The South African Quality Institute’s mission is to play a leading role in establishing and sustaining a national quality infrastructure that serves our economic system and make all South African trade competitive locally and internationally. The November December newsletter provides some key insights into the alignment of the latest ISO  9001 management system to Excellence […]

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Foundational Data Analytics Driving Organisational Excellence

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Alan Skinner is the Director of the Lean Six Sigma and Business Excellence Institute (LSSBEI) and a lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. LSSBEI is a leading international education and consulting institute devoted to organisational excellence and improvement. Introduction and Purpose The terms ‘Big Data’, ‘Data Science’ or ‘Data Analytics’ have becoming increasingly popular […]

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Fit for the Future – Local Government Forum

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Fit for the Future Forum Fit for the Future – Local Government Forum By Ravi Fernando The state government in NSW has initiated a reform process starting with the ‘Fit for the Future’ submissions that all Councils were asked to prepare and submit by the end of June just passed. The next stages in the […]

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Sydney Excellence Leadership Course

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Thrive Plus is partnering with Learning Horizons to run an Excellence leadership course in Sydney from 26-28 August. The three-day training event will be led by Helen Hardcastle – a reputed Excellence practitioner and trainer. Helen is the Managing Director of Learning Horizons and has over 20 years’ experience working with organisations across the private […]

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Reflections on ‘Big Data’ and the implications for Quality management

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Martin Andrew is Quality Manager for URS Australia, part of AECOM, the world’s leading engineering, environmental and construction services company. Martin is also National President of Australian Organisation for Quality Inc. This paper was developed from a Café Quality discussion that Martin led in Adelaide on 17th June. The Café Quality discussion drew heavily on […]