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18 SMT Magazine • October 2016 ception, and yet they play better. Leadership must make a difference. Every endeavor, whether it's sports or busi- ness, has its own scorecard. Some people are working on profits, some people are working on growth, some people are working on market share, and so on. All kinds of enterprises are fo- cused on their particular strategic challenge in some part of the world. It's really how you de- fine that and how you choose to go after that. I don't think there's one metric that says that's how it works, but if your company doesn't know what you're shooting for, they're not go- ing to help you get there. Whatever it is, wheth- er it's market share, profits, growth, or whatever may be, the team needs to know what that is so they can help get there. Las Marias: Is there anything you would like to add? Forsythe: I appreciate the opportunity to talk with you today. Leadership is an interesting thing. Business is fun and business is good, and I hope it is for you too. Las Marias: It definitely is, Tom. Thank you very much. Forsythe: You're welcome. SMT get to hone their skills a little bit. It can be a challenge for sure. Las Marias: Are you seeing young movers and shakers in the industry right now? Forsythe: Sure, we've got plenty of smart peo- ple on our team. The reality is there's just no shortage of smart men and woman. It's the case of what they choose to do with their lives. The challenge is to find those folks and recruit them and keep them happy. We've been fortunate in our company. We don't have a lot of staff turn- over. People seem to be happy with what they do and we're happy about that. We think that's good for everybody, them included. Especially here in China, that's a real chal- lenge for many organizations. It's tough to de- velop that experience when you're jumping around a lot. Las Marias: What do you think is the impact of good leadership in a company? Forsythe: Look at any sports team that is terri- ble and you'll find it. How many teams don't do very well, then they get a new coach and the next year they're better but with the same players. The players are about the same, they're a year older which means maybe they're a year slower, not faster, at least that's the general per- Researchers from Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and ZSW (Zentrum für Son- nenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forsc- hung — or Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research — Baden- Württemberg), and Belgium's imec have developed a perovskite/CIGS tandem thin- film solar module that achieves 17.8% in efficien- cy, surpassing for the first time the efficiency of separate perovskite and CIGS solar modules. The novel stacked module combines the ad- vantages of two highly innovative thin-film tech- nologies: the semitransparent upper perovskite solar module efficiently absorbs the high-energy portion of the so- lar spectrum, while the lower CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) layer converts the infrared parts. In total, the prototype achieves an en- ergy conversion efficiency of 17.8%. For comparison, the current world record for perovskite modules on this scale is at 15.3%, and the reference CIGS solar module has an efficiency of 15.7%. The research was presented at the 2nd Inter- national Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2016) in Genoa, Italy. Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Solar Module Achieves Record 17.8% Efficiency KYZEN ON LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

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