All posts tagged "Lean"

  • Doubt Really Messes Up Performance
    Doubt Really Messes Up Performance

    Projection and stereotyping are extremely effective and very destructive inhibitors of performance, in any work setting. It’s easy to transfer doubt and when it happens it really messes up performance. But when managers and supervisors get together...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • Skilled Workers
    Workforce Development News – June 27, 2016

    This week: Why Diversity Programs Fail, More Older Americans Are Working, Long-Term Decline In The Labor Force Participation Rate, Medium-Term Planning, Help Wanted: Skilled Workers, Strategic Planning, Negotiate with a Liar, Disguising Cost Cutting as Improvement, Key...

    • Posted June 27, 2016
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  • The Value of Thinking like a Toddler
    The Value of Thinking Like a Toddler

    Continually experimenting. Challenging the status quo with "whys." Pushing limits. It’s these behaviors that have made Lean a force that is transforming the way work is done, a force that is driving very significant improvements in productivity,...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • The Invisibility of the Obvious
    The Invisibility of the Obvious

    We’ve all had experiences like this. Something that’s completely obvious to us seems to be invisible to others. We see it. Others don’t. And typically our reaction to this conundrum is to scratch our heads and say...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Learning to See
    How Beautiful This Is to See And Hear

    One of the most popular of St. Louis Community College’s Lean products has been our “Learning to See” series of six discussion/planning sessions targeted at giving participants the ability to use that very powerful tool of Lean,...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Beauty and Power of Continuous Improvement
    The Beauty and Power of Continuous Improvement

    The future belongs to those organization for whom continuous improvement—Kaizen Thinking—has become an integral component of their DNA. Kaizen Thinking drives a major shift in the way an organization’s employees think about change. As they experience success...

    • Posted April 5, 2016
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  • Make Every Employee An Owner
    Make Every Employee An Owner

    When an organization’s leadership team sets in motion processes that trigger and sustain line worker involvement in process improvements, when managers interact with employees on the line, and when supervisors see their primary function as being catalysts,...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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  • Lean for Leaders is an Antidote for Failure
    Lean for Leaders is an Antidote for Failure

    When a leadership team “Walks the Lean Walk” great things happen. When they only “Talk Lean”, nothing happens. And Lean fails. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Lean for Leaders is an antidote for failure.

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • Making Better Decisions
    Workforce Development News – Feb. 1, 2016

    This week: Guide to Awesome Conversations, Making Better Decisions, Skills Gap, Young People Are Neither Working Nor Learning, Education Spending Gap, Lean Success, Interviewing Virtual Workers, Perfect Job Interview, Perfect Your Resume, Killer LinkedIn Summary, Hidden Social...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • First Step on the Lean Journey
    That All-Important First Step on the Lean Journey

    Lean transformations involve many steps and the first step is the most important. That step determines whether or not your organization’s Lean transformation is sustainable. Far too many are not, resulting in wasted money, wasted time, and...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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