Leadership Development & Training

Management Discipline & Breaking Down the Business’s Building Blocks 

How many senior executives (CEO’s) set overall business performance targets related to ROCE, ROA, ROE or OWC as examples, yet have not had the work done either internally by their own CFO’s group or externally by a third party to assess and understand which assets, business units, business processes or products are contributing to, or detracting from, achieving the target set for any of those overall performance metrics?

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Employee & Enterprise Alignment & Congruency

More than 95% of employees blue & white collar want to relate well to the business that employs them & treats them well. Those ee’s come to work to do a good job & make a contribution. Unfortunately senior management “the company” have most often never designed nor institutionalized the systemized model that connects the few metrics that belong to each individual employee or group of employees to the broader enterprise metrics Senior Management targets to measure the financial performance of the business, say ROCE as an example.

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You’re Wasting Your Money on Training & Development

Many businesses tout that their people are their most important asset. Then they turn over training & development, the hiring & firing process, performance assessment & promotion processes to the Human Resources department.

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Supervisory Effectiveness: Bridging the Gap Between Expected and Delivered Results 

In times of economic downturn and uncertainty, the skills of your front-line management are particularly critical. How they manage the business processes (the workforce, production planning and execution, costs, yield, throughput, maintenance and safety) can mean the difference between shutting down, moving intro care and maintenance, or profitability. This presentation centers on two critical processes that ensure that front-line managers bridge the gap between Expected and Delivered results throughout all business cycles.

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Implementing Innovative Process Improvement & Lean Practices

Public organizations face at least five key challenges:

  • Creating a truly transformational government
  • Meeting heightened constituent expectations
  • Managing workforce transitions
  • Minimizing the risks of implementing new technologies
  • Monetary issues, which are much more of operating realities that color all decisions, are the fifth challenge.

Lean Manufacturing processes have emerged as a means to help break the politicized cycle and short term pressures.

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Our Clients Say…

I worked with Karl during a business re-engineering project and I found him to be a very open, honest, direct and “to the point” kind of person. I enjoyed our work immensely. Rather than being a consultant, he became a colleague, shared the frustrations and the achievements we achieved during the project. His knowledge in operations, especially in Lean Manufacturing was quite extensive, but he could also provide input regarding strategic issues. Altogether a well rounded, likable, approachable, humorous, and non-intimidating type of consultant, which is a rare trait nowadays. I would have him on my side anytime and recommend him to anybody looking for an ally for their business. You will not be sorry.Celestica
We retained KCB to perform an operational review covering a substantial part of our processing plant. In the past several years we had achieved significant productivity improvements and felt that another set of eyes would be beneficial in moving to the next level of performance. It was key for us, from a sustainability perspective, that our people be intimately involved in all aspects of the review. KCB brought an objective, disciplined approach to this assignment and worked effectively to engage and develop our people. We are now well down the path to achieving a 10% improvement in the efficiency of the converter aisle.Smelter General Manager
I had the experience of working with several different consulting outfits. What distinguishes the KCB consultants from the others I have worked with is that they bring a disciplined, well thought out process to the task at hand and they continuously conduct themselves in a practical manner. It’s clear to me that KCB, more so than other firms, has a results-oriented focus and makes it their priority to make the client successful in his/her endeavours.Laurence, Corporate Comptroller, Major Global Base Metals Company
I engaged KCB to help me develop a better understanding of our supplier and plant relationships and how we could enhance those relationships to our mutual benefit. The reason I selected KCB was because of their senior level resources, their clear commitment to act in our best interests and the additional value that I perceived they’d bring to the table. They were a pleasure to work with and –most importantly – delivered on all counts.Greg Courts, Manager Strategic Sourcing, Alcan Primary Metals Group