Author Archives: Pete Pande

About Pete Pande

Pete Pande, President of Pivotal Resources Inc., is a seasoned consultant in process improvement, organization change and Lean Six Sigma initiatives (he is one of the recognized "experts" in the field). He has provided senior executive training and deployment consulting services in business improvement and Six Sigma efforts for such companies as GE Capital, Sun Microsystems, Cendant, Cisco Systems, Starwood Hotels, Honeywell, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and many others. For more information, please visit www.pivotalresources.com/about/our-team-executive.html#pande

Busy People, Busy Organizations

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For a lot of organizations, your value is determined as much by the amount of activity you exhibit, as it is by the value or quality of what you accomplish. It’s natural, for both leaders and employees, to want to … Continue reading

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Change ROI for Your Initiatives

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Risk and failure are an important and necessary part of business. The freedom to operate with an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit requires the ability to take chances and absorb mistakes. Fortunately for many successful companies, the return they achieve from ongoing … Continue reading

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Change Portfolio Management – Connect Your “Strategic Goals/Project List” to a Cohesive Investment Strategy

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Pivotal Resources talks to leaders all the time about their efforts to change or improve their businesses, and while they all seem sincere about wanting to do the right thing, it’s clear many are struggling. For example, the senior vice … Continue reading

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Change is the Essence of Leadership – Focus on Building Your Capability on Productive Change Efforts

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Change is the essence of leadership. The verb lead itself describes movement—guiding others on a path or journey to a desired new destination. Many of the most important ideas and skills supporting the essence of Change Leadership will focus on … Continue reading

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Decision Making Book Offers Lessons for Change Leadership

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A new book is on the shelves that provides an important counterpoint to popular author Malcolm Gladwell’s 2007 book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.  The title—Wait: The Art and Science of Delay—pretty clearly states the view of author … Continue reading

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Aetna Chief on Affordable Care Act: Catalyst for Needed Change

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A recent Wall Street Journal “Boss Talk” column features a very interesting interview with Mark T. Bertolini, CEO of the health insurance giant Aetna. When the article appeared—and as this is being written—we’re waiting to hear how the Supreme Court will … Continue reading

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Transit: Change Leadership for Short- and Long-term Challenges

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Last week, folks in the San Francisco Bay Area woke to the news—or worse, left home without knowing—that a large construction fire had forced closure of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) lines across San Francisco Bay.  Not only is … Continue reading

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