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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 11:00 AM
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The catchball is an important part of any planning process, but it is something that is all too often just glossed over. When done properly the catchball encourages leadership and team members to dialogue about a particular topic in an efficient and productive manner. It can help to break down the walls which are all too often placed between management and the team members, and it can also help meetings progress much more smoothly.
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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 1:00 PM
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The language and names that we select and use matter. They help add context or perspective to the object or task and can affect the accessibility of ideas and connection between ideas. For example, when Starbucks started scaling, they used different words for drink sizes, from Tall to Grande to

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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 12:48 PM
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Today, I'm sharing a preview (in podcast and transcript form) of a webinar that Steve Kane, from Gemba Academy, will presenting on April 8th as part of the KaiNexus webinar series. Coaching Strategies for Leaders It's free and I hope you'll join us. Learn more and register today. Transcript: Mark Graban: Hi, everybody. This is […]

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If you have been shopping lately, you may have noticed that due to the Corona virus crisis, your store is running short on some items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, pasta, and other consumables with a longer shelf life. Even my next-door supermarket has been hit by the panic buying. Since my semester just got … Continue reading Where Is All the Toilet Paper? Don’t Worry, It Is coming!
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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 16 March 2020, 4:15 PM
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Many companies are responding appropriately to the COVID19 pandemic, restricting travel and reducing large groups. This means lean conferences and training are mostly canceled, even those which didn’t involve travel. But that doesn’t mean that lean learning has to, or should, stop. With that I mind, I am making the

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:00 AM
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Catchball is one of the simplest and most effective ways to achieve continuous improvement in your organization. To reduce ambiguity and misinterpretation during the planning phase of Hoshin Kanri management uses a fact-based inter-level negotiation process known as “Catchball”. The word “catchball” denotes a simple social game in Japan in which a circle of young children throw a baseball back and forth. It metaphorically describes a participative process that uses iterative planning sessions...

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I've been thinking a lot about hospitals and how they're preparing for the expected tsunami of Covid-19 patients who will need ICU beds and ventilators (when it's expected that there won't be enough of either). There have also been recent preparations (and ongoing actions) to screen patients who arrive at emergency rooms and outpatient clinics. […]

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See all of Greg's email updates on this page Greg Jacobson, MD is a practicing emergency room physician. He's a friend and trusted colleague and he's not prone to overreaction and exaggeration. We just got off the phone and his message for public health (which also includes YOUR health) is clear and emphatic: STAY HOME […]

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Returning for Episode #360 of the podcast is Leah Binder, the president and CEO of Leapfrog Group. We last talked four years ago in Episode #240 about the patient safety crisis and efforts to improve. Today, we'll talk about hospitals' preparation for the Covid-19 / Coronavirus threat. Read her statement on this topic and stay […]

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by LSSU Admin - Sunday, 15 March 2020, 5:16 PM
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I’m sure all of us are paying close attention to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and thinking about how it has and will affect our families, organizations, and society.  It’s too soon to say whether this will be long-term disruptive crisis or eventually turn into “just” a more severe version of the flu.  In the […]