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    The Illusion of Understanding


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    Part of group: Lean Leadership
    January 4, 2016 - In the previous blog post, Something Revolutionary Sees as Ordinary, I discussed how the representation of Lean as a means for wealth creation is a simplistic and conformist narrative of both the outcome and purpose of business that undercuts the...

    Explore Out of the Box


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    Explore Out of the Box
    January 1, 2016 - Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. – Ralph EmersonIt’s that arbitrary time of the year when many folks reflect on the past and set goals for the coming year.  I enjoy reading...

    GA 091 | How to Become a Better Learner in 2016 with Ron Pereira


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    December 31, 2015 - It's almost 2016...time to start thinking about how to make this year even better than the last. In this episode I'm excited to share some of the personal improvements I've been working on, as well as Jim Kwik's FAST approach to becoming a...

    Something Revolutionary Seen as Ordinary


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    Part of group: Lean Leadership
    December 27, 2015 - In my previous blog post, “The Lean Movement’s Strategic Errors,” I noted five strategic errors that were made in how Lean management was presented to business leaders and subsequent efforts over the last 30 years to promote and...

    What Made Toyota So Different?


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    What Made Toyota So Different?
    December 25, 2015 - In the last message, I explained how ‘Lean’ started way before Toyota came into view but they are recognised as the world leaders in Lean because they looked at things from a whole new viewpoint....Lean - A new paradigmThe lean...

    GA 090 | How to Drive Fear out of Your Organization with Dan Markovitz


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    December 24, 2015 - Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you're reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode. I sat down with Dan Markovitz at the 2015 International AME Conference to discuss fear, its...

    Safety Culture: The Pathway to Peace


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    Safety Culture: The Pathway to Peace
    December 23, 2015 - “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

    True North Pole


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    True North Pole
    December 23, 2015 - Many years ago a small expedition to the North Pole was funded by several American toy manufacturers, anxious to better understand how Santa’s workshop achieved such incredible productivity and just-in-time delivery.“How can Santa...

    Is There Value in Identifying Criticality of Spare Parts?


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    Is There Value in Identifying Criticality of Spare Parts?
    December 22, 2015 - Doug Wallace and Rich Jansen, Life Cycle Engineering If you are going to do a criticality evaluation of your spare parts, make the effort worthwhile by developing your processes first so you know how the results will be...

    Now, At the Gemba


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    Now, At the Gemba
    December 22, 2015 - If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything. – Thich Nhat HanhMany people have a problem with letting go of the past – whether painful or pleasant. Not me. I’ve always been able to let go of the...

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