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Daily Lean Tips Edition #71 (1066-1080)

Lean Tip #1066 – Consider Different Perspectives When Solving Problems It’s good practice to consider the problem from a range of different perspectives, particularly those of the individuals who the problem affects. Depending on the situation, this could include team members, suppliers or customers. Considering the problem from these different angles can help you identify […]

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Lean Quote: Gift of Inspiration

The ability to inspire people to reach great heights of performance and success is a skill that leaders need. Passion, purpose, listening and meaning help make a leader inspirational. So, why must inspiring yourself and others be so high on your agenda as a leader? First, because if you are inspired, you will automatically be […]

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Top 10 Lean Tips of 2014

As 2014 comes to an end and we look toward 2015 I wanted to revisit some tips. The Lean Tips published daily are meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and some knowledgeable tidbits about Lean to help you along your journey. Here are the top 10 Lean tips from this past year: 1. Lean Tip […]

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Top 10 Lean Posts of 2014

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Lean Quote: Plans are One Thing, Action is Another

Often managers spot a chance to do something valuable for their company, but for some reason, they cannot get started. Even if they begin the project, they give up when they see the first big hurdle. The inability to take purposeful action seems to be pervasive across companies. Managers tend to ignore or postpone dealing […]

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Going Beyond Quality

This month, ASQ’s CEO, Bill Troy asks ? We have all gone through some kind of conversion.  We know in our hearts we can help make this world work better.  We don’t need to be over-the-top, but we should have the confidence to tell our story, understand our own value, and inspire others. How do we […]

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Fail Forward Faster

Fear of failure is one of the greatest fears people have. It is a genuinely scary thing for many people, and often the reason that individuals do not attempt the things they would like to accomplish. But the only true failure is failure to make the attempt. If you don’t try, you gain nothing, and life […]

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Lean Quote: There is No Secret to Success

Success is one of those things that just about everybody wants, but not nearly as many people do what it takes to achieve. It’s the reason why so many people search for a “secret to success”; they want it, but they’re afraid of what it might take to get there. They’re looking for an easy […]

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Quality Isn’t Fluff

According to a study covered in a recent , companies with highly developed quality cultures spend, on average, $350 million less annually fixing mistakes than companies with poorly developed ones. In the survey employees reported that it takes about two hours to correct a mistake. Assuming an hourly wage of $42.55 (the median for CEB […]

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Lean Roundup #66 – November, 2014

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