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How Mindfulness can increase S&OP Meeting Effectiveness

In the corporate world you can drown in meetings. Estimates are, that if you’re a middle manager, you can spend about 35% of your time in meetings. If you’re in upper management, that goes up to 50%. S&OP meetings can be long meetings, as it requires time to review a company’s 24 months rolling forecast, its strategic intent and enterprise wide resource allocation. Running straight … Continue reading How Mindfulness can increase S&OP Meeting Effectiveness

S&OP Coaching

Six ways to detect if you’re having a Coaching Conversation

About 70 percent of change failures are due to culture-related issues: employee resistance to change and unsupportive management behaviours. S&OP implementations requires significant change, not the least behavioural change.  Despite this obvious importance of behaviours in change management, only 26 percent of practitioners indicate that behaviours are addressed enough in S&OP implementations. If we want to drive behavioural change, we can’t just advice or tell … Continue reading Six ways to detect if you’re having a Coaching Conversation

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An S&OP communication plan: The final step in support of company strategy

Foresight is a renowned magazine that focuses on the professional development for makers and users of business forecasts. It provides insights from academics and practitioners. I’m honored that in the latest Foresight edition, I’ve been published as a practitioner with my article An S&OP communication plan: The Final Step in support of Company Strategy. The Foresight editor notes about my article: ‘Niels van Hove argues persuasively … Continue reading An S&OP communication plan: The final step in support of company strategy

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How to address Cultural Differences in S&OP

The success of Global S&OP depends on, among other things, how well a company adapts to the local culture when developing and implementing it. Cultural issues are important. We may be able to change the culture of a company, but not the culture of a country. A Global S&OP approach Globalization has made it necessary for companies to plan and operate not only across different … Continue reading How to address Cultural Differences in S&OP

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9½ Tips to Build your Confidence

We all question our performance and abilities sometimes. If we dwell on this for too long, this might decrease our confidence. Confidence is a measurable attribute of Mental Toughness and it can be influenced and improved. The confidence attribute of Mental Toughness has two elements: Confidence in own abilities Interpersonal confidence Individuals with confidence and Mental Toughness perform better under pressure and generally have better … Continue reading 9½ Tips to Build your Confidence

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How to get Ready to Execute your Company Strategy

Your company has a strategy. Are you confident it is ready to be deployed and executed? Most likely not, as 60%-90% of strategy implementations fail and only 14% of executives are satisfied with the execution of a strategy. This post introduces a framework to assess your company’s strategy execution readiness, in order to align leaders around how to bridge your strategy to execution gaps. Before … Continue reading How to get Ready to Execute your Company Strategy

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How to Coach in Support of World Class S&OP #3

An S&OP implementation requires many changes, not the least behavioural change.  However, there are different behavioural change requirements during S&OP maturity stages.  In four posts, four coaching phases will be explained to support leaders with behavioural change in different S&OP maturity phases. These are; Coach to change, coach to sustain, coach for excellence and coach for vision & culture. In this post; coach for excellence. … Continue reading How to Coach in Support of World Class S&OP #3