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Who Leads 90% of the People in your Company Every Day?

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Leading Lean|Tags: , , , , |

Frontline managers see everyone in your company every day. If your frontline team spends more than 60 minutes of their day increasing value added from their team you are ahead of the average. Ask yourself: Of the salaried headcount, what percentage are frontline managers? How many associates are they connecting with daily? Of 600 minutes at [...]

Intuition is Useful in Business

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |

A leisure activity for all of us, but also a source of research and study, business periodicals help keep us in the know. There is a heap of them, and they can be more palatable than manuals, graphs and reports. We read them to keep up with developments in the industry and to live the adventure [...]

Red straw trap: Success sticks you to the past

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Business, Innovation|Tags: , |

Red straw trap: Success sticks you to the past Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press June 18, 2016 In 1953, three employees of the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company created a mixture to protect missile skins. It didn't work. They tried again – no luck. And again, and again. Finally, on the 40th try, they were successful. [...]

America Isn’t a Competitive Threat

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |

I hope this got your attention because it certainly got mine as I recently listened to Dennis Pawley, former Executive Vice President of Chrysler Automotive Manufacturing and an original co-founder of The Lean Learning Center, reflect on his near fifty-year career working to change American business. As he reflected, he shared a story of one of [...]

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