About Mike Koper

For over 17 years, Mike Koper helped establish new training programs for GP Strategies™ and continues to be a subject matter expert in the manufacturing industry. He has written and published numerous thought leadership articles for the industry.

Podcast: Seven Characteristics of Decision Making

January 16, 2013 by
Posted in Leadership

Beide RichtungenResearchers have determined that a number of characteristics have been exhibited by decision makers, and those decisions can be timed right or off centered. Mike Koper outlines seven defining characteristics of decision makers in the following podcast:

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Seven Learning Prompts for Global Supply Chain Management

December 13, 2012 by
Posted in Global Performance Strategy, Performance Readiness Solutions

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The ever-evolving business model is based on the orchestration of information and human capital—this harmonious combination must be delivered in a clear, concise format. More so, the barrage of information in the operation of any business must be tempered with how the delivery mechanism is designed. Without a delivery format and effective distribution system, information can become lost to the abyss. Training companies can solve that issue when they implement methodologies proven to elevate the benefits of supply chain management learning. Read the rest of this entry »

Continuous Improvement Goes Mobile – Here’s Why…

August 28, 2012 by
Posted in Learning Operations, Performance Readiness Solutions

Continuous improvement is mandatory to gain competitive advantage and cost savings. However, it is imperative for global companies to innovate in order to survive. So what’s the right mix with the right tools? Continuous Improvement Techniques (CITs) have gone mobile with apps. In manufacturing, such tools consist of one-point lessons, throughput reports, job aids, Gantt charts, process maps, standard operating procedures, clarity assessments, and work instructions.

Mobile apps are the continuous improvement training tool of tomorrow’s global leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE POLITICALLY SAVVY: SIX TIPS FOR GLOBAL LEADERS

August 7, 2012 by
Posted in Leadership, Performance Readiness Solutions

I recently read a blog on performance that subtly illustrated the organizational strains that most every team is feeling from the effects of political talk. One of the writers then replied with their take on the issue, which led to the next reply (in opposition) and the next reply and so on. This is the information age, more so the Global Information Age, commonly referred to as G.I.A., where headlines have no boundaries. Off and running, 2012 has been one of the biggest election years, and the US Presidential campaign is in full swing, whew…yikes! Here comes political overload. Global leaders must maneuver their global teams through some treacherous waters now and in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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