Makoto Consulting Articles

Maintaining success- let’s discuss the gorilla in the room!

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand to discuss how you can maintain success in your business. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea container home. Daniel…

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Let’s talk about the monkey on your back!

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand to discuss how you should spend your time on the path to success. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea…

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Making success stick to your business

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand to continue the discussion around the path to success. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea container home. How do…

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Successful businesses have a plan

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand to continue the discussion around the path to success. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea container home. Successful businesses…

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Success is not a linear path

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand to discuss the path to success. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea container home. We know success is not…

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What is your perception of the path to your business’s success?

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand to discuss the winding journey to success with it’s learnings and missteps and why you should accept that failure is an unavoidable experience you will have on the way there. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region…

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Create resilience in your business and combat the unexpected

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea container home. Follow the discussion around why the elimination of wastes from your…

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Empower you team to participate in the cycle of continuous improvement

Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand. Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea container home. Follow the discussion around how you can give your team the…

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How to create a psychologically safe environment that facilitates a culture of continuous improvement in your business

What is psychological safety? This is about team engagement – the idea of encouraging people to get involved in continuous improvement.   In simplest terms, you want to feel psychologically safe as a member of your team You want to feel at ease with admitting a mistake. That it’s ok to point out mistakes made…

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A culture of continuous improvement will benefit your business

Remember, Lean is about the elimination of waste. Kaizen- or continuous improvement- is about improving every day using the practical wisdom of people who do the work.   However! Continuous improvement is not a to-do list It’s not a to-do list for managers, or team leaders or supervisors or owners of businesses, right? A continuous…

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