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Success Can Be A Dangerous Thing
Kaizen Thinking is all about being intensely focused on continuous improvement. It’s about being very dissatisfied with the status quo. It’s about knowing that continued success in the marketplace belongs to the agile. It’s also about believing...
- Posted July 29, 2015
Build Sales … or Kill Sales. Your Choice
Just what is it that distinguishes behaviors, or policies, that are conspicuously unfriendly to customers from those that create customer loyalty and, as a result, build sales? I’d suggest two words:
- Posted July 15, 2015
Want High Performance? Build High Degrees of Confidence.
The most valuable asset any company has is the knowledge, the intelligence, and the creativity of its workforce. Deriving maximum value from this asset often spells the difference between success and failure in the marketplace. Lean thinking...
- Posted July 8, 2015
The Impact of Employee Engagement
Firms with the highest percentage of engaged employees collectively increased operating income 19% and earnings per share 28% year-to-year. Companies with employees who are less engaged experienced operating income declines of 33% year-to-year and 11% in earnings....
- Posted June 30, 2015
Time: Friend or Foe?
Studies have shown that the typical American worker wastes between 40 – 45 minutes a day, most of this waste occurring because of the disorganized state of their workplaces. One of my clients calculated that if his...
- Posted June 23, 2015
When Does Lean Succeed?
Lean succeeds when it is supported by a shift in an organization’s culture from one focused on results to one focused on work processes. Triggering and supporting this change in focus requires a Lean management system, a...
- Posted May 28, 2015
Selecting a Lean Consulting Partner
Who should we engage to support our Lean transformation? It’s a tough question to answer. And it’s a critical question, the answer to which will have a major, long-term impact on your productivity and profitability. I’d suggest...
- Posted May 12, 2015
Give Your Stars A Chance To Shine
Lean unleashes the potential for your employees to be work place stars. They could make incredibly valuable contributions to their companies. They could be powerful catalysts for change. They could motivate others. Here's how.
- Posted May 5, 2015
Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Taiichi Ohno: Lean Practitioners
Lean, at its heart, is based on the power of simplicity. The force that drives Lean is a simple and powerful process called Kaizen thinking. Kaizen thinking leads to an intense focus on work processes, especially on...
- Posted April 21, 2015
Three Careers On Their Way To Being Wasted
Three careers on their way to being wasted. Tom who assumed that managers and supervisors thought he was too stupid to have any good ideas. Kim who doubted that she really had the ability to come up...
- Posted April 14, 2015