Why Mindset Matters for S&OP

In an extensive review of S&OP literature, Tuomikangas & Kaipia* suggest S&OP culture and leadership as one of six S&OP mechanisms to improve S&OP performance. According to them, this includes ‘the organizational mindset and practices that facilitate and advance formal planning.’ Mental Toughness has been called ‘the mindset of the winner’ by Jim Loehr, a sport psychologist who first coined the term Mental Toughness. You might … Continue reading Why Mindset Matters for S&OP

How Mental Toughness supports more effective S&OP

Mental Toughness is a personality trait which is emerging as the key to understanding how people respond to and perform under stress, pressure and challenge. Mental Toughness explains up to 25% in the variation of an individual’s performance.  It is also a significant factor in individual and team health and well-being. In my new e-book, I describe how to develop 15 characteristics of the Mentally … Continue reading How Mental Toughness supports more effective S&OP

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

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

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

How to Coach in Support of World Class S&OP #2

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 to sustain. … Continue reading How to Coach in Support of World Class S&OP #2

How to Build more Positivity in Your Day: #2

Ever get caught in negative thoughts? That’s ok, we all do. This is the second post where we explain why positivity matters and give you some tips on how to develop more positivity in your day. When our ancestors were roaming the fields to hunt for food, they had to constantly scan their environment and be prepared for danger at any given moment. They survived … Continue reading How to Build more Positivity in Your Day: #2