I’m The Boss Of ME!

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I am one of seven brothers, and you can imagine the “king of the hill” games we played as kids. As one of the youngest, I’d get lots of orders from the bigger brothers, and bravely stood up to them with, “You’re not the boss of me!” I didn’t know then, how true that...

A Mighty Giant for Green Sustainability

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Green sustainability for a business, that’s what I’m talking about! Everywhere you turn today, you see “green” this or “green” that. In our town there is now a new bank called The Green Bank. I’m not kidding! So, let me tell you about a mighty Giant that...

The Dark Side of Lean Management

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The Dark Side of Lean Management There is a dark side to Lean Management, even as the benefits of Lean are enormous!  The failure rate for Lean programs, per many Lean experts can be very discouraging. Recently, speaking at a Lean Management conference, experts from...

Non-Biased Business Systems

Non-Biased Business Systems
Non-biased business systems enable management to make good decisions without presumption or partiality. Systems are inanimate objects, as they have no predisposition or prejudice. The kind of business systems I’m talking about don’t know a white person from a black...

How to Sustain Lean – Take a Lean Tour

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How to sustain Lean once lean practices are implemented, is the NOT-so-Lean-ELEPHANT in the room that many “gurus-of-lean” seem to overlook! These Lean “Rah-Rah” folks enjoy showing the housekeeping side of lean, called 5s, because it’s out in the open for all to see...