If you spend most of your awake time at work you should be happy, learning, growing…
This is why I created Definity Partners and Run Improve Grow. It drives me in everything I do and shapes my interactions with others inside and outside of our organization ....
Manufacturing is cool
I started my career in manufacturing and spent the next 20 years as an industrial engineer, operations manager, project manager, and … Manufacturing is the business model for every industry…
Anyone can be Fearless
When I was told I lacked experience and there was no place for me at Endo I continued calling and flew myself to Cincinnati…or what about Johnson and Hardin? ...People, not ideas, ideas change People have more potential than they are often given credit for …
Trust your gut
While an MBA student I wrote my business case for Definity Partners. I was given a C- on this paper and my professor didn't think it would work. Sixteen years later we are providing lasting, impactful results to thousands of leaders from mid-sized manufacturers to global corporations to health care organizations and not-for-profits ...
Poker is a game of …
Poker involves strategy and risk, knowns and unknowns. To be successful in poker you must be fearless and willing to place bold bets! ...
Soccer is the best sport in the world…
It is a TEAM sport which provides every player the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the game…with time, effort and practice, players are able to improve their performance and to excel…AND it helps that you don't have to be 7' tall or 300lbs to compete...
I have the most amazing family
• Raised by a HS math teacher and homemaker in NJ who instilled a passion for learning and teaching
• Second of 8 siblings
• An amazing and patient wife
• 3 adorable daughters who remind me daily what it means to be fearless
RAY ATTIYAH is Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of
Definity Partners, a training, process, and leadership improvement firm. Ray’s business expertise comes from hands-on experience in engineering, operations, and management leadership roles in manufacturing and service businesses, including Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Hardin, and UPS. Inspired by his experiences, Ray founded Definity Partners in
Successful Leaders Make Their Own LUCK!
Luck happens when opportunity and planning intersect. This means you can actually create your own luck by creating more opportunities. One of the best ways to create more opportunities is to look for those lucky charms – those quality people, those top performers, with new ideas and a passion to try new ventures. Read more from Ray Attiyah’s guest post on the 2013 International Leadership Blogathon
A new way of thinking about "thinking outside the box"
By Joe Fleenor
We’ve all said it and we’ve all been told it: “Think outside the box.”
Until here recently, the phrase “think outside the box” meant nothing to me more than your typical cliché – something that was once regarded as striking, but has since lost its force through overuse.
That was until I met Ray Attiyah.... Read More
The Fearless Front Line Press Kit
Do you feel your time is consumed by urgent but unimportant tasks? The frontline activities of a business are so unpredictable, unreliable and complicated, and the systems surrounding them are so often superfluous, that leaders can’t seem to pull themselves away. Intended to keep a business running smoothly, the unnecessarily complex systems derail leaders on a daily basis. So, if the leaders of an organization are spending most of their time on the day-to-day aspects of the business, who is creating the innovative and inspiring visions and strategies that are critical to an organization’s growth? ... Read More
Ray on BusinessWise Radio Show
If you missed Ray's interview on BusinessWise WNKU radio on February 25-26, 2013, then Listen to the broadcast for more about his proven Run Improve Grow™ approach to business leadership, management, improvement and growth and the release of his new book The Fearless Front Line (beginning at 24:03 and ending at 31:35) Listen Now
Books look at strategy, improvement pyramid
by Jim Pawlak on Hartford Businesss
When management spends too much time on day-to-day operations, it's not doing its job. It's over-managing and under-leading. Attiyah's Run-Improve-Grow pyramid model puts the emphasis on ensuring the frontline actually runs the organization...Read More
When starting a business, follow the 3 Ps
An article by Ray Attiyah Click to Read