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 #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 →

Excess Inventory Example – Christmas Cards TAGS: | | | | | | | | Many Novembers ago I decided that, for the first time in my life, I would send out Christmas cards. I was in graduate school and I figured I could simply …Continue reading →

What Festivus Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Thank you, Frank Costanza, for introducing us to this wonderous yet somehow laughable holiday known as Festivus. Feats of strength (the miracle of Festivus!), airing of grievances, the aluminum pole…so …Continue reading →

Grocery Shopping – Know What You Need BEFORE You Leave TAGS: | | | | | This idea may seem like a really obvious tip, but how often have you returned from grocery shopping only to find there were items you forgot to buy for that …Continue reading →

Dear 16-year-old Me – DCMF.ca TAGS: | | | | You must take care of yourself before you take on the world around you. One ten-minute inspection every month can help keep you safe, healthy, prepared, and informed. Thanks to …Continue reading →

Augusta GreenJackets on Good Morning America TAGS: | | | | | | | | | ABC’s Good Morning America sent Dr. Richard Besser on a house call to Lake Olmstead Stadium, home of the Augusta GreenJackets, to identify office hazards, time-saving tips, and demonstrate the …Continue reading →

A Lean Discussion With My Grandma TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | After flying out of Dallas from the Baseball Winter Meetings and landing in Chicago, I was all set to drive home to Ohio but stopped off to stay at my …Continue reading →

The Eight Lean Wastes – A Primer TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So I’ve mentioned becoming more efficient by reducing waste. “Waste” is generally described as trash or stuff we throw away but there’s actually a more broad definition that goes beyond …Continue reading →

Target Audience – Part Two TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So who else am I targeting as an audience? There are lots of little improvement opportunities and Lean applications that can have a big impact at home. What can each …Continue reading →

What is lean? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Before you can run off and start using lean principles or figure out why lean is so important, you have to first ask, “What in the heck is ‘lean’ anyway?” …Continue reading →

Welcome to Lean Blitz Consulting! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | My name is Chad Walters, and thank you for visiting Lean Blitz Consulting.┬áLean Blitz is a blog dedicated to showing you, dear reader, how to be more efficient by using …Continue reading →

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