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ASQ Influential Voices: Why is Strategy Important? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This month’s entry from ASQ’s A View From The Q blog, written by ASQ CEO Bill Troy, centers around strategy – specifically, what is the purpose of strategy and how …Continue reading →

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Hawaii Football May Fold Due To Insufficient Revenue TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The University of Hawaii football program has had a strong, competitive history – BCS bowl games, record-setting Heisman candidates, hosting bowl games, participating in the highest levels of college competition …Continue reading →

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What Your Father Can Teach You About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads, grandpas, great-grandpas, uncles, and dads soon-to-be out there. Fathers Day has evolved a little bit into a day of phone calls, golf, …Continue reading →

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Norman Dale and Listening to Your Team TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue our deep dive into the Lean principle of “Respect for People” we now take a closer look at a fictional basketball coach in a famous sports movie. In Hoosiers famous …Continue reading →

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Donald Sterling & “Respect For People” In Sports TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past week we have seen a pretty notable violation of “respect for people” by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. This incident with the recording of him saying offensive …Continue reading →

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Gregg Popovich on Leadership and Empowerment TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Despite being a two-time NBA Coach of the Year and winning four NBA championships, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is still underrated. He doesn’t grab the SportsCenter highlights or …Continue reading →

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How Peyton Manning Demonstrates PDSA TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Plan-Do-Study-Adjust (or Act) is a simple cyclical continuous improvement tool that we all use every day but don’t often realize it. Properly applied, PDSA helps us properly define a problem …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: Sochi Olympic Games Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Sochi Olympic Games begin in a couple of weeks – a lot more attention is being given to the enormous cost of hosting the Games, the LGBT uproar, and …Continue reading →

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Curious Cat Management Blog Carnival Annual Review – Part II TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As stated yesterday, John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Blog hosts an annual review of blogs, penned by other management blog authors. I will cover four blogs total, having started with two …Continue reading →

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What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Can Teach Us About Continuous Improvement TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy (observed) birthday, Dr. King. I was not alive to bear firsthand witness to Dr. King’s participation in and leadership of the civil rights movement but the effect of his …Continue reading →

Hitting the Reset Button for 2014 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | As I posted in late 2013, 2013 was both a good year and a pretty tough year. There are three reasons behind why 2013 was difficult: – One was a …Continue reading →

Guest Blog Post at LeanBlog.org – “What Do You Think?” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today I contributed a guest blog post for Mark Graban‘s Lean Blog at LeanBlog.org about a lesson one of my continuous improvement mentors provided to me – a question we …Continue reading →

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