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  • Leaders make choices, managers take decisions

    Choosing to quit smoking is one thing, deciding not to have that cigarette is another. Chasing is a lifestyle choice, an orientation that is going to make your life better. Decisions is picking one among several options at any one time. For example, we’re told that the most important choic...

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  • The Simple Leader!

    A few years ago I starting playing around with a book concept that described several personal and professional leadership methods and habits I had developed over my three decade career. I collected ideas, supporting information, and would occasionally – often on long plane trips – tak...

    Tags: Books, excellence, leadership, lean, productivity, simplicity, zen

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  • Owning Numerical Ignorance

    Earlier this year I discussed the value created by writing by hand.  By writing on whiteboards or scribbling in a notebook, ownership, learning, and understanding is created. Similarly, truly understanding numbers creates ownership, learning, and understanding – thereby creating ...

    Tags: Basic Excellence, Beyond Manufacturing, California, leadership, metrics, numbers, taxes, water

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  • Leadership Principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Presentation by Joyce Orsini

    In this presentation at the Reliability Conference Joyce Orsini discusses the Leadership Principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Joyce in an emeritus Board Member of The W. Edwards Deming Institute, editor of The Essential Deming, and Director of the former Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham Uni...

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  • Performance, Not Policy

    Few people realize how employee policy manuals, usually given to you on your first day and then mostly forgotten, shape an organization’s culture and thereby its fundamental performance. To give you a reference point, one company I worked for had a forty-plus-page employee manual that ...

    Tags: Leadership & Execution, People & Culture, culture, handbook, leadership, Netflix, performance, policy, rules, Zaarly

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  • Five Powerful Leadership Action Verbs

    Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * *  Ral...

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  • Three Leadership Traps to Avoid

    Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Rick Warr...

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  • How Leaders Manage Less and Achieve More

    Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Old habit...

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  • 3 Questions Extraordinary Leaders Answer Correctly

    Editor’s Note:  The author Curtis Chocholous, a seasoned executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has written a whitepaper on The 80/20 Law of Leadership, which is available for free on Flevy here.  This whitepaper is based on Lean Culture thinking.   * * * * Question ...

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  • How Do We Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence?

    Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the full How to Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence whitepaper, available for free download from Flevy here. * * * * Several times a year, over the last decade, in multiple Operational Excellence (OpEx) focused co...

    Tags: Management & Leadership, Operations & Supply Chain, Strategy, Marketing, & Sales, hoshin kanri, leadership, operational excellence

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