Focus and Align Your Strategy


Designed for leaders, this workshop takes you through our approach to creating a simple and effective strategy for maximizing performance.  Participants will learn how to align vision, mission, values and create balanced strategic goals.  Finally, participants will be introduced to the power of “strategy on a page” and its role in aligning the entire organization in the pursuit of performance.

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MIKE MARTYN - Founder and President of SISU Consulting Group, Mike is based in Portland, Oregon but travels extensively to support clients across the globe, including Europe, Latin America and Asia.  SISU Consulting Group is a Licensed Affiliate for the Shingo Institute and an award winning international consultancy supporting clients in 14 countries and responsible for the training and development of certified Shingo trainers and examiners. Over the past 17 years, Mike has contributed hugely to the development of the Shingo Model and Assessment Framework, is Director Emeritus of the Shingo Institute, 3x Shingo Prize winning author and Lifetime member of the Shingo Academy. Prior to founding SISU, Mike worked in the private equity arena, successfully turning around companies in both manufacturing and service industries.  It was during this time as a turnaround specialist that Mike was personally mentored in the principles of the Toyota Production System and refined his approach to driving business results by designing a management system that engages each member of the organization in team-based problem solving toward customer-centric goals.

ALEX DOBSKY - Alex Dobsky is a consultant with SISU and the Vice President of Operations at MityLite.   MityLite is a global award-winning manufacturer of professionally designed, highly durable furniture products. An award-winning manufacturer of meeting, event, and banquet furniture for more than 30 years, MityLite is among 100 world-class manufacturing companies recognized by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council in both 2012 and 2014.  MityLite has also been recognized as Utah's Manufacturer of the Year.  Prior to working at MityLite, Alex was the Director of Training at US Synthetic, overseeing the implementation and improvement of the TWI training system as well as as the 1-on-1 Coaching System.  Alex’s work at US Synthetic contributed to increases in productivity by 78%, reduction in inventories by 90%, improvement in on time delivers by 50%, lead time reductions by 99%,  and a reduction in scrap of 23%.  Alex was part of the organizational transformation that received the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, and he received specific recognition from Shingo for his Training, Onboarding and Development systems.



Over the last 20 years SISU has supported more than 500 organizations in 14 different countries, across both manufacturing and service industries.  We do this by developing leaders at each level of the organization who can successfully design principle-based daily management systems that engage everyone in their organization and drive business results.

In addition, SISU Consulting Group is a Licensed Affiliate for the Shingo Institute and award winning international consultancy responsible for the training and development of certified Shingo trainers and examiners.

  • 20 Years Working with the Shingo Institute
  • 9 Certified Shingo Facilitators (1st Facilitator in Europe)
  • 65 Years Experience Working in Shingo Recipient Organizations
  • Adjunct Professor, Shingo MBA Program
  • 3x Shingo Research Prize Winner
  • 47 Award Winning Clients (12 of the last 20 Shingo Recipients)

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Sept 14, 2021