To celebrate my 100th Profit Through People(TM) newsletter, I wanted to share 100 of my favorite tips, best practices and strategies with you. I’ve covered many of these over the 10 years I have had my consulting business and it is my hope that they will give you and your team ideas for elevating business performance and advancing your career.

To make sure that you are addressing every opportunity to elevate business performance by linking processes, people and priorities in the supply chain, I’ve included tips from all of my service lines –

I look forward to hearing feedback as you try them out, and here’s to the next 100!! Feel free to send topic requests and suggestions anytime.

    1. What is profit through people?
    2. Those who continually learn will leapfrog the competition
    3. What is the difference between an exceptional leader and the rest?
    4. 6 Strategies to become organized
    5. Those who follow-up will always outshine their counterparts
    6. Do you have to deal with difficult people? 6 tips for success
    7. Training is key IF success is on the agenda. 5 tips to be effective
    8. Which should you choose – million dollar idea or people?
    9. What will motivate your team?
    10. Are you interested in achieving work-life balance? 5 tips for success
    11. Do you make your goals meaningful? 3 keys to success
    12. 5 essentials to retaining top talent
    13. What really works in pay-for-performance systems?
    14. What do you consider your #1 asset? It better be your employees!
    15. What lessons can you learn from your worst leaders?
    16. How do you develop a competitive edge with talent?
    17. 5 tips for conducting effective performance reviews
    18. How do we overcome obstacles?
    19. The hidden benefit of observation
    20. What does it take to have a real team?
    21. 3 strategies to leverage the power of relationships
    22. Almost 80% of manufacturers are experiencing a skills gap
    23. Why are communications so difficult? Consider 3 factors
    24. Presence trumps talent upfront – what should you do?
    25. What is a systems pragmatist?
    26. Throw out complex timelines to achieve success
    27. 3 ways to accelerate project results
    28. Does project planning contribute to the success of strategy deployment?
    29. Uncover 5 hidden opportunities for process improvement
    30. Lean is uncommon common sense – 5 tenets to drive results
    31. How do you turn data into dollars?
    32. Do you consider I.T. or ERP experts as strategic partners? You should!
    33. What are the 7 hot ERP system trends?
    34. In today’s complex world, simplicity will win the race
    35. How can you leverage the often overlooked value of processes?
    36. 80% of ERP implementations fall short. Who are the stars?
    37. It’s never too soon to think about system and process design
    38. Do you deliver projects on-time, on budget and on-results?
    39. 5 strategies to improve processes
    40. How do you ensure success with your system upgrade?
    41. What are the top lessons learned from ERP failure?
    42. What is lean I.T.? 5 tips for success
    43. Can you prevent ERP implementation chaos?
    44. How do you leverage your ERP system for bottom-line results?
    45. 5 tips to make sure you select the right ERP software
    46. What do successful ERP implementations have in common?
    47. Should you prioritize data integrity? Only if you want to succeed
    48. 5 pitfalls to ERP selection
    49. What is the secret ingredient to project success?
    50. What are 6 “don’ts” to program management success?
    51. Are you an overloaded project manager? 8 simple tips to succeed
    52. Why become the strongest link in your supply chain?
    53. 6 considerations to develop an effective production schedule
    54. To elevate business performance, start with your customer
    55. What is the Amazon effect? 6 tips to create customer loyalty
    56. What are the benefits of SIOP/ S&OP?
    57. What are the top 5 supply chain trends?
    58. 5 reasons we should be concerned about managing supply chain risk
    59. 5 ways to collaborate for success in your supply chain
    60. To succeed in the new normal, e-commerce is no longer an option!
    61. Is outsourcing dead?
    62. 5 reasons sales & operations planning (SIOP) will deliver results
    63. The resurgence of manufacturing: how you can have an effect
    64. What are 5 ways to collaborate effectively with your supply chain?
    65. What are the 3 critical elements to supply chain strategy?
    66. What are 5 keys to improving operational efficiency?
    67. What are the top 5 emerging supply chain trends?
    68. 8 don’ts in leveraging social networks successfully
    69. 5 keys to take into consideration with capacity planning
    70. Inventory accuracy is fundamental to operational excellence
    71. What are the top 3 causes of poor inventory management?
    72. How can you gain a competitive edge with SIOP/ S&OP?
    73. What are the latest supply chain trends for manufacturers?
    74. How do you get your inventory system to work for you?
    75. What are 5 ways to bring sustainability to your company?
    76. How do we accelerate cash flow through supply chain innovations?
    77. What are the top keys for success in defining and controlling costs?
    78. How can a planner be worth a million dollars?
    79. 6 ways to reduce waste for manufacturers
    80. Forecasts are always wrong so why bother?
    81. 5 tips to ensure cycle counting success
    82. What are the 4 keys to VMI success?
    83. What are 5 emerging transportation trends?
    84. What is an eagle eye strategic focus?
    85. Strategy doesn’t fail in formulation; it fails in execution
    86. If you don’t innovate, you’ll fail. Learn 3 ways to spur innovation
    87. How do you utilize scorecard to impact your bottom line?
    88. Why are metrics one of the most important tools for any executive?
    89. 5 profit drivers in manufacturing companies
    90. What are 4 strategies to be one of the 20% who succeed in execution?
    91. What are 5 core strategic priorities for a manufacturer?
    92. 5 tips to navigate organizational change for the better
    93. A top client issue is achieving cross-functional integration
    94. Only 20% of mergers and acquisitions succeed: how integration is key
    95. Have you thoughts about your organizational systems?
    96. How do you spot key trends?
    97. What should you evaluate when prioritizing?
    98. How can you use the rare skill of synthesizing to drive results?
    99. Are you lost in a culture change maze? 4 strategies to navigate


    The complete list of the Top 100 Tips, Best Practices and Strategies is available on the LMA Consulting Group’s Website and as a downloadable PDF. Also follow Me on Twitter to regularly receive Top 100 Tips Tweets as a continuous reminder of how to elevate your performance.