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Derrick Strand

Business Overhaul with Derrick Strand

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Discussing all things related to transforming your business or department into a high performing organization. Best practices will be shared on topics like strategy, vision, process improvement, culture, strategic cost reduction, change management and more. Proven concepts and principles will resonate with Fortune 500 CEO's as well as small business owners. Derrick Strand is a management consultant, trainer and speaker that has over 20 years of experience in management consulting with industry and government. Derrick is not your typical management consultant. He spends most of his time helping companies get rid of him. It is his philosophy that companies have most of the answers already inside of their business and inside the minds of their people. The question then becomes, "Why aren't more companies capitalizing on the power of their people?"

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The economic crisis has businesses scrambling to survive. Reducing costs is key to this survival but doing it the wrong way can have catastrophic long term effects. This episode focuses on strategies for reducing costs in a way that aligns with... more

A continuation of last week's episode on process improvement basics as well as tools and techniques to use in your organization to save time and money.

Every business is made up of processes. This episode discusses the basic concepts of process improvement as well as tools and techniques that can be used to make your business processes more efficient and effective.

The old saying is, "You can't manage what you don't measure." This episode talks about different tools to use to effectively measure and and drive improvements in business performance.

Leaders are not born, they are made. This episode focuses on the different levels of leadership, the skills at each level and what you need to do to develop those skills.

Government agencies are not typically known for being effective and efficient. In fact, many haven't changed much in the past 20-30 years. This episode focuses on the keys to transforming government into an efficiently managed... more

We will take an in-depth look at the eight keys to successful change implementation as laid out in John Kotter's book, Leading Change

Is there a compelling reason to transform your business? Do you and your organization have a sense of urgency to change? Without this sense of urgency, most initiatives will not succeed. The episode will focus on the drivers... more

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