tough mudder

Around The Bases: Tough Mudder Cow Patties Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Tough Mudder is obviously a very popular endurance race series among the athletic and adventurous young adult population – obstacle courses through rough and dangerous terrain, the thrill of …Continue reading →

Norman Dale hoosiers

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 →

mount st marys six players

Mount St. Mary’s Wins Tournament Game With Six Men On The Court TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball team’s season record is 16-16 – had they not won the NEC Tournament (and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament) they would not …Continue reading →

gregg popovich san antonio spurs

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 →

john wall slam dunk contest

Addressing The Problem With The NBA Slam Dunk Contest TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has been a cornerstone event during the NBA All-Star Weekend for years – originating in the NBA in 1984, it celebrates captivating physical feats and …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: Super Bowl Concessions Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The concessions available at the Super Bowl will be fantastic, and the outsourced food service provider Delaware North is preparing for the onslaught of concessions demand. The Buffalo, N.Y., company …Continue reading →

nba sleeved jerseys

Why Players Hate The New NBA Jerseys With Sleeves TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NBA unveiled new player jerseys with sleeves in advance of their Christmas day slate of games, where the jerseys would be used for the first time. Even before the …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 →

MLB Umpires Instant Replay

Around the Bases: MLB Instant Replay Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Because there are so many individual examples of Lean thinking either being used or being applicable in sports – based on my overflowing bookmarks queue the latter clearly takes the …Continue reading →

kansas city royals mascot

Royals Fan Sues Team After Hot Dog Injury TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past season a fan attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game was injured by a hot dog thrown at him by the Royals mascot Sluggerrr. Now he is suing …Continue reading →

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What Brad Stevens Leaving Butler Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Brad Stevens was seemingly part of the next wave of great college basketball coaches – 36 years young, sticking it out with one small Indiana school (Butler University) by turning …Continue reading →

michael jordan

Basketball Is A Big Game Of Competitive #5S TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | If you’ll recall, 5S is a workspace organizational tool that maintains a standard level of cleanliness, material availability, and consistency between workspace users. The 5S tools are: – Sort: Keeping …Continue reading →

Christina Kach

Guest Post: What #Lean Can Learn from Sports TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I am again off to the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Indianapolis, so today we have a guest blog post from my friend, fellow Lean practitioner, and …Continue reading →

Mike Rice Rutgers

Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice Does Not Show “Respect For People” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Three months after being suspended for “inappropriate behavior and language” ESPN’s Outside The Lines shared a video of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice abusing his players with inappropriate names …Continue reading →

Ted Williams

Additional Notes on Efficiency TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Monday we looked at efficiency with field goal shooting percentages for Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and the Miami Heat’s LeBron James as well as points-per-possession efficiency on offense and defense …Continue reading →

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