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Intuition is Useful in Business

By |2017-12-08T18:31:22+00:00June 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 |2017-12-08T18:31:23+00:00June 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. [...]

Retention in the Workplace

By |2017-12-08T18:31:23+00:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: Business, Culture, Management|Tags: , |

During a recent manufacturing forum one of the most consistent problems we heard about from companies of every size was the consistent struggle to find and retain skilled personnel. Here are some of the proven methods we use to promote retention. Provide engaging and meaningful work. Be sure each employee truly understands the value of their [...]

America Isn’t a Competitive Threat

By |2017-12-08T18:31:24+00:00April 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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