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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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The Toyota Way Principle #11: Challenging Your Extended Network TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 11.) One of the projects I’m working on today …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 →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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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 →

If You Don’t Have Standardized Processes You’re Wasting Money TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | That’s a very bold proclamation, but it’s true. It applies to every type of process – manufacturing toys, cooking burgers, coding medical charts, delivering mail, checking a customer out at …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #5 – Identifying Problems TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As previously posted, the fifth principle from The Toyota Way: “Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.” In order to stop and …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #5: Stopping to Fix Problems TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It really pains me to see cars tape up body fixtures like broken tail lights. It looks so tacky AND fails to provide suitable coverage and protection. Sure, it’s a …Continue reading →

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