1. Six Sigma—The Initiative, the Deployment, the Technology

As Larry Bossidy, with whom I worked while at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell), points out in his excellent book, Confronting Reality (with Ram Charan), one of the most important competencies an organization can develop is that of driving change. Most organizations find leading change is a very difficult proposition. Larry asserts that, for a company to become good at driving change, it must train itself to drive change.

The change initiative is the building block to driving change. Your company will be reinvented one initiative at a time if each initiative is launched successfully. Larry Bossidy, while CEO of AlliedSignal, preceded the Six Sigma initiative with two smaller initiatives: ...

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