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NFL Replacement Officials and Quality Defects TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Principle #5 from The Toyota Way states “Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.” Through three weeks of the NFL football season …Continue reading →

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Penn State University and Violation of Mission Statements TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Penn State University continues to suffer the consequences of misplaced priorities. Not only have severe sanctions been applied to the university by the NCAA but now the accreditation status of …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: 100M Heckler and Doing the Right Thing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday at the Olympics a heckler in the crowd at the track and field stadium threw a plastic bottle at the runners just before the Men’s 100M final. It didn’t …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #14: Become a Learning Organization TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series looking at the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way. Here we look at Toyota Way Principle 14.) This is the final principle, the one …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 →

Toyota Way Principle #12: Go and See For Yourself TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   (This is part of a series of posts covering the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 12.) It’s extremely commonplace in today’s data-driven …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 →

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Toyota Way Principle #10 and the Importance of People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of the examination of the 14 principles of The Toyota Way.) It’s one thing to have a company philosophy and mission statement, as well as a …Continue reading →

Penn State Football and Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m not going to rehash all of the details behind Penn State University’s cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse allegations and convictions – other outlets are doing a fine …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #9: Growing and Developing Leaders TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts about the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way. Today we look at The Toyota Way principle 9.) Yesterday I discussed how a …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #8 and Implementing Technology that Helps TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of my current clients has a two-pronged plan for improving a process that is absorbing a lot of resources (people, time, risk, money). The first prong is to optimize …Continue reading →

Using Toyota Way Principle #8 on Everyday Technology TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of a series of posts reviewing the principles of The Toyota Way.) As previously mentioned, the eighth principle from The Toyota Way states: “Use only reliable, …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #8: Use The Proper Technology TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of a series of posts on the principles of The Toyota Way.) Technological advancements over the years have been a part of many breakthrough process improvements. …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #7 – Visual Controls TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles of The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 7 about visual controls.) We’ve …Continue reading →

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