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Adil Dalal, founder of Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl. ®, has been featured in numerous website articles, online radio shows, and interviews. Click below to read some of these.

Of Men and Business

The Axiom award was recently awarded to Mr. Adil Dalal for his book The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence which was published in 2011 by CRC Press. The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence had received numerous accolades from both the corporate as well as the academic world for its innovative and breakthrough concepts such as the power of visualization, pinnacle performance zone, the science of simplicity, and sensei leadership.

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March 15, 2013 - 2013 Axiom World Business Book Award Winner

Author Adil Dalal’s 1st book, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence, is announced as one of the winners of the prestigious 2013 Axiom World Business Book Award in the category of Operations Management/Lean/Continuous Improvement.

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Sensei Leadership

Leadership is an invaluable commodity in any business or public agency. When one thinks of a business leader like Steve Jobs, or a political leader like Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi we remember them for a variety of reasons, including their strategic vision, their ability to inspire others, their knack for finding the right supporting cast, and their ability to persevere through challenging times. While management was certainly among their many talents, the first associative thought that comes to mind when someone mentions the name of historic figures like these isn’t necessarily that they were a great manager but that they were an exceptional leader.

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Critical Lesson in Leadership from Armstrong’s and Gupta’s Heartbreaking Sagas

In the wake of recent stories of brazenness of athletes like Lance Armstrong and executives like Rajat Gupta to perpetuate fraud and risk their livelihood, reputation and entire careers, the public and the media are mystified and the athletic and the corporate worlds have been shaken to the core. In his breakthrough book, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence, Adil Dalal, the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl®, LLC, advises that for champions and for leaders, the formula for leaving an enduring legacy in the athletic and the corporate worlds is to focus on “how” they achieve the victory rather than on the victory itself.

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International Press Interview: Path of the Sensei

“You are more than you can ever imagine” is my personal motto and belief. I truly believe that within any entity, including an individual, a team, a corporation or even a nation, exists a latent potential which is waiting to be discovered. A human brain has approximately 100 billion neurons and trillions of connections making it one of the most complicated structures in the universe. The brain has approximately 100 times more processing power than even a modern super-computer. Apart from our bodies, even the human spirit holds within it an amazing reservoir of highly potent energy which can transform corporations and even nations. Have you ever wondered why are we endowed with such amazing power? Why has such power been designed into our DNA? I am not sure of the answer yet, but I am quite positive that it is an immoral waste if we allow it to lay dormant within us for most of our lives. Unlocking this latent potential can truly transform this planet.

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PM World Book Review by Michele Muse, PMP

Often times in my project management career, I have wished for a wise mentor to offer advice on how to become a better project manager. I had the good fortune, at one time, to be paired with a senior executive at a Fortune 100 company in such a mentoring program. The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence provides this type of wisdom in the form of a book. Adil F. Dalal offers his years of experience to those willing to invest time and openness to lean project management methodology.

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The Price of Everything

Morale for project teams during economic stressful times can be challenging, leaving project managers wondering how to get the most out of teams when team members are primarily worried about their own personal survival. There are a couple of strategies that seem useful for organizations managing through a downturned economy. In the book, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence, Adil Dalal discusses the importance of valuing the people, the only appreciating asset in an organization

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Turn Your Light On

I recently read the book, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence, by Adil Dalal. In his book, Dalal discusses the subject of learning from failures. In today’s corporate world, we often see failure as the opposite of success. In projects, failure is not meeting scope, time, cost, quality, resource or risk baselines. Depending upon the organizational culture and the criticality of the project, a failure may be tolerated or lead to termination of an individual.

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The Emotion of Hate

Hate is one of most misunderstood human emotions of all. The emotion of hate is usually considered like an arrow with can be aimed at others to cause harm. However, the emotion of hate is not like an arrow, but is in fact, like a boomerang which if aimed at others with an intent to harm, will ultimately only come back more forcefully to the person who launches it.

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September 12-14, 2012: Rocky Mountain Quality Conference 2012 Speakers

Adil Dalal will be one of several speakers at Rocky Mountain Quality Conference in Denver, Colorado. Held at the Arvada Center for the Perfoming Arts, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, the venue offers easy access to the Rocky Mountains and other popular tourist destinations.

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March 30, 2012 - Adil Dalal - The Power of Visualization (TM)

Adil’s creation of the Pinnacle Performance Zone concept in his book ‘The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence™ and the soon to be launched Pinnacle Performance Zone software gives everyone the opportunity to turn the art of visualization into a science.

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March 24, 2012: PMI Leadership Institute Meeting 2012, Latin America, Adil Dalal, Keynote Speaker

Adil Dalal was invited to be a keynote speaker to talk about the Power of Visualization™. The Latin America Leadership Institute Meeting is designed to inspire and support volunteers in the advancement of their leadership skills.

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Pinnacle Process International CEO Discusses Strategies For Businesses In Downturn

Narayan Laksham, CEO of Ultriva, (www.ultriva.com) had an important discussion with Adil Dalal the founder & CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions, International. Recently the lean kanban leader announced that the company entered a strategic alliance with Pinnacle Process International.

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October 28, 2011: AME DALLAS 2011, Workshop, Power of Visualization, A secret power of great leaders

Great leaders can visualize the road ahead. It is part of what makes them great leaders. And it is this Power of Visualization that helps leaders find the best route to success. That is because this Power of Visualization helps leaders set their direction and map out or visualize their path before they start on their journey.

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February 28 - March 1, 2011: Adil Dalal, Keynote Speaker, 2011 Lean and Six Sigma Conference

Adil Dalal was invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Lean and Six Sigma Conference. The conference delivers valuable information for all industries, belt levels, and careers, and allows attendees to network with others who have "been there and done that," and learn from proven firsthand applications, technical applications, and best practices.

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April 30, 2010: Lean Educational Seminar Exceeds Expectations

Austin No. 211’s Vice-Chair Adil F. Dalal, a lean sensei with significant international experience in lean, conducted three workshops for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The first workshop in the series - Creating Value or Producing Waste? - was held on April 30 in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University-San Marcos.

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