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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 I TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Blog hosts an annual review of blogs, penned by other management blog authors. Last year I had the honor of having Lean Blitz …Continue reading →

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ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Applications in Athletics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This month, ASQ CEO Paul Borawski pointed out that the application of quality, while traditionally found in the manufacturing industry, really has a place in every industry and he was …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: The Value of Appropriate Training TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In August, ASQ CEO Paul Borawski penned his thoughts about companies providing training around quality, using data from the Global State of Quality survey to show that companies with centralized …Continue reading →

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Seth Godin, Lean Thinker TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I concede that I am one of the world’s biggest fans of Seth Godin’s work. For those of you who don’t know, Seth is more than just a marketing and …Continue reading →

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Another College Football Cup Defect, This Time in Missouri TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We have yet another cup typo at a college football game! This one comes to us from the University of Missouri, where they juuuust missed the correct spelling of Toledo. …Continue reading →

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Nike Polos and Defects Leading to Recalls and Rework TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I spend more words beating up on jersey, polo, and t-shirt manufacturers in my posts (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). Truth be told, they are organizations ripe …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Professionals and Social Media TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a member of the ASQ Influential Voices, I provide a response to a topic/question/general wondering ASQ’s CEO Paul Borawski shares via his blog on a monthly basis. In this month’s blog post, he asks what …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Questions & Challenges TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Day After Independence Day, America! I hope that everyone reading this today had a very smart and safe holiday. As a member of the ASQ Influential Voices, I provide …Continue reading →

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Gold’s Gym and a Failure in Quality TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m essentially clueless about physical training. There’s a lot I need to change about my overall physical fitness. I’m a semi-healthy eater when I’m at home, but when it comes …Continue reading →

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What is Quality? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Because there are quite a few new readers of the Lean Blitz Blog (after the Masters pin flag giveaway and ASQ Influential Voices program participation both boosted viewership and subscribers) …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

Lean Blitz Joins the ASQ Influential Voices TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I first started blogging about Lean and quality in late 2011. As I dug into multiple topics – values, activities, tools, applications – I began referencing content and insights from …Continue reading →

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The @ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement #WCQI13 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement closed last Wednesday and now that I’m finally back I’m going to cover some of the things I saw and experienced. ~~~~~~~ …Continue reading →

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What Your #Mother Can Teach You About #Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out in the world – if it wasn’t for your mother, you wouldn’t be here to read this. It’s an understatement that my …Continue reading →

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The 2013 #Masters: Coaching Is Auditing AND Facilitating Improvement TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Masters Week is finally here! All of the golf world has descended upon Augusta, Georgia for April 8-14 for the 2013 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters …Continue reading →

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