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Kicking Off The New Year With Resolutions As SMART Goals TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s January 1, 2013!! (Well, okay, when this is posted it will be January 2.) That means everyone is going nuts with resolutions for the new year. And in about …Continue reading →

Troy Polamalu, NFL, Concussions, and Cheating the System TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NFL is currently in the midst of a large lawsuit on behalf of retired players who are suing the league for health-related issues caused by on-field concussions during their …Continue reading →

Continuous Improvement and Our Founding Fathers TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Independence Day 2012 everybody! In between bites of our burgers or brats and swigs of beer, let’s also take the time to thank all of those who have made …Continue reading →

Golf Lessons and Being Open to Change TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Just like last year, I was inspired to play golf more frequently after watching The Masters this April. While I haven’t frequently gotten to the course or the range, I …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday we brought forth a bit of a visual depiction of what lean is and how it can impact a small business or sports organization. Hopefully we demonstrated the level …Continue reading →

The Importance of Competence in Lean Leadership TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m a little bit ashamed to admit this, but I’ve never really had a Lean mentor or had any great Lean leadership ahead of me in my career. There hasn’t …Continue reading →

Goal Setting: Additional Information from Lifehacker TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Part of the reason I felt it best to step away from posting specific “Lean in personal life” content is because Lifehacker does it so dang well. Lots of authors …Continue reading →

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Example #3 – Reducing “Stuff” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the third in a series of posts on S.M.A.R.T. goals and their benefits.) One “unusual” goal I set for myself is based on ridding myself of items that …Continue reading →

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Example #2: Save Teams Over $1M in 2012 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the second in a series about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals and the benefits they provide.) So this S.M.A.R.T. goal is less an example and more about the actual mission …Continue reading →

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Example #1 – Weight Loss TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | |   As a follow-up for defining S.M.A.R.T. goals and their benefits, it’s probably important to try out some examples. First, a very common resolution: weight loss. The above list of …Continue reading →

Benefits of Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals TAGS: | | | | | | | | | S.M.A.R.T. goals (or smart goals) – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-based – are beneficial for a multitude of reasons. They aren’t vague: Because of the specificity, you can know right …Continue reading →

New Years Resolutions: S.M.A.R.T. Goals TAGS: | | | | | | | | | All of us cobble together random ways we want to better ourselves in the form of New Years Resolutions. It’s a time-honored tradition, primarily because January 1 makes for such …Continue reading →

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