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Tennessee Baseball – Nation’s Fastest Field Cleanup TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The University of Tennessee baseball team claims to have the nation’s fastest pregame field cleanup. Before home games the players sprint out to handle cleanup tasks at the end of …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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Long Overdue Thank-Yous TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | With 2012 winding down, there are a few key posts I’d like to share before we flip the calendar to 2013. This first one is to recognize (just about) everyone …Continue reading →

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Kickball Kaizen!! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I love adult kickball, almost to the point of obsession. Combining co-ed athletic competition, a childhood staple, and the social atmosphere after games, I was hooked almost immediately after being …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #13: Decide Slowly Through Consensus, Implement Rapidly TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts covering the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re examining The Toyota Way principle 13.) One of the risks of implementing changes or …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #10, Notre Dame Football, and RKG’s TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles of The Toyota Way. Today we look at The Toyota Way principle 10.) We’ve already dissected how the University …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #10: Develop Exceptional People and Teams TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts about the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we look at The Toyota Way principle 10.) Remember Linsanity? That movement that took New …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 →

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Toyota Way Principle #9 and Notre Dame Football TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The 2012 college football season will be the third for Brian Kelly as the head coach of the University of Notre Dame football team. Prior to his hire at Notre …Continue reading →

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How Do We Establish A Standardized Process? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’ve posted a lot recently about the importance of implementing a standardized process – the ability to audit and measure, the ease of implementing improvements across the board, establishment of …Continue reading →

“Because I Said So” is Destructive TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I had a conversation with a friend this weekend who was telling me about his little boy. He’s enlightened by his son’s curiosity and ability to ask questions and interest …Continue reading →

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The Masters: Mowing the Fairways TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When the patrons begin leaving Augusta National Golf Club during the week of the Masters and when the final groups of golfers finish up their rounds or work at the …Continue reading →

Time for a Lean Blitz Update! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There are a few updates on some previous posts that should be shared. Remember Linsanity? Part of the reason Jeremy Lin got the opportunity to start for the New York …Continue reading →

Chicago Cubs and Correcting Mistakes Immediately TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | New manager Dave Sveum has brought a “new philosophy” to the Chicago Cubs this year in spring training – correcting mistakes immediately, greater accountability, and working to get it right …Continue reading →

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5 Whys and Pointing the Finger TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday, Harvard Business Review posted a video of Eric Ries (identified as their “entrepreneur-in-residence”) showing how to find the “human causes” of technical problems using the 5 Whys approach. (I’d …Continue reading →

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