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  • Why Dr. Deming’s Work is So Important to Me

    Guest post by Mark Graban While my work is usually associated with the term “Lean” and the lessons from the Toyota Production System, some of my earliest learning and inspiration for improvement came from the work of W. Edwards Deming. I don’t think I learned anything about Dem...

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  • The Failure of “The Livonia Philosophy” at my GM Plant

    Guest post by Mark Graban As I wrote about in my first post, my first job out of college was at the GM Livonia Engine Plant, outside of Detroit. General Motors wasn’t my ideal workplace after having read Deming’s Out of the Crisis and learning a bit about Lean manufacturing in colleg...

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  • Reflections on Dr. Deming’s Hospital Notes – What Has Changed Since 1990?

    Guest post by Mark Graban About ten years ago, somebody sent me a PDF file of Dr. Deming’s “Some Notes on Management in a Hospital.” I felt like somebody had shared a bootleg tape of my favorite band, as I wasn’t sure the article had ever been formally published anywhere....

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  • Creativity: Presentation by Heather Groom

    Guest post by John Hunter   Heather Groom’s presentation on Creativity at our Deming in Public Administration seminar. In discussing the roadblocks to creativity she mentioned the imposter syndrome. I have seen imposter syndrome mentioned very frequently recently (the last year or...

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  • Guest Post: 7 Leadership Qualities of a Project Manager

    Being a leader could be tough but with the right qualities and instinct of when to apply them, you’ll find leadership very easy. The success of every project depends on the management of the project. The management of every project depends on the leadership skills of the project manager. Be...

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  • Guest Post: 5 Safety Construction Measures Every True Leader Must Take

    Introduction:Vince West, a recent graduate at Mass Bay Engineering that I've gotten to know in my area, and I have been discussing worker safety. He's authored this article based on his experience in the construction industry. I think these safety measures are applicable in all industries. Work...

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  • Steps for Getting On the Path to Self-Improvement

    Many philosophers and experts believe that the purpose of existence is nothing but improvement in yourself and therefore help your productivity. To this effect, they advise everyone to make sure that they are always trying to improve themselves. If you consistently try to improve yourself in a va...

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  • Guest Post: Simplify Safety by Thinking Lean

    Unfortunately, safety measures and procedures can often turn into more of a burden rather than an efficient system for safety for many different organizations. Often the cost of the safety precautions and measures taken is much higher than expected and can hinder the business as well as the safet...

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  • 8 Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated and Engaged

    As a manager, a big part of your job is keeping your employees motivated and engaged. A properly engaged employee can work to their full potential and greatly benefit their organization. Monetary compensation is only part of what motivates and engages an employee, being valued and having positive...

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  • Guest Post: Why The Best Managers Are Always Good Listeners

    There are many roles a manager must fulfill. They vary from industry-to-industry, but in every case, they are numerous. However, one skill that’s useful in most tasks that a manager undertakes, is that of being a good listener. Part of a manager’s role is to make people feel valued. O...

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