Archive | April, 2018

Guest Post: 11 Ways to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills

One of the most important and relevant skills one can possess is problem-solving. With the job market developing at such a fast pace, individuals must show their best qualities when applying for new positions. Problem-solving is an essential feature to have, since it shows wittiness, quickness, and cleverness. But it’s not only about “what’s being […]

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Lean Quote: Communication and Continuous Improvement

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Ten Tips for Improving Communication

Real communication opens the tap for unrestricted flow of information. It’s not an easy process. It must be gradual. It requires trust and courage. To maintain credibility, management must strictly follow its own message. Real communication is based on mutual trust. Ten Tips for Improving CommunicationManage by walking around. Interact with as many people as […]

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Leadership Behaviors That Show You Care

Strong leadership is essential for the success of any organization. Research shows that direct leaders bear the greatest influence on their organizations. In 2014, a group of Harvard researchers conducted a study of 3,200 employees in seven industries. They found that employees who felt they worked in a caring culture reported higher levels of satisfaction […]

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Lean Quote: Communicate, Every Day, Every Way

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Five Keys to a Successful Change Management

http://www.changefactory.com.au/our-thinking/thoughts-on-the-line/change-management-nutshell/ The ultimate goal of change management is to drive organizational results and outcomes by engaging employees and inspiring their adoption of a new way of working. Whether it is a process, system, job role or organizational structure change (or all of the above), a project is only successful if individual employees change their daily […]

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Take Personal Responsibility For Your Future

Organizations can’t stop the world from changing. The best they can do is adapt. The smart ones change before they have to. The lucky ones manage to scramble and adjust when push     comes to shove. The rest are losers, and they become history. As organizations maneuver in an effort to cope with rapid change, some […]

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Lean Quote: Build Trust With These Actions

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Lean Tips Edition #122 (1831-1845)

For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and some knowledge tidbits about Lean to […]

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Lean Roundup #106 – March, 2018

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of March, 2018.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here. Lean by Playing One Point At-a-Time – Gregg Stocker discusses the lessons of tennis and the similarities to Lean Thinking. Quality of the Entire Customer Experience – John Hunter explores […]

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