Month: January 2010

Total 7 Posts

Live Strategy Deployment Video Workshop

I recently facilitated two different Hoshin Kanri (aka Policy Deployment) workshops.  Both have been extremely successful and the teams I worked with were able to reflect, align, and energize all at the same time. I plan to write more on hoshin kanri in the future… but until then I am

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Going Analog

Technology is great, no doubt about it. After all… it’s because of the Internet and computers you’re reading these words.  Not so long ago this wouldn’t have been possible. So, let me be clear, I am not a technology snob… with one exception. Go Analog First If you are creating

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Introducing the 5 Why “So What” Test

We, over at Gemba Academy, are busy finishing up our 8 Step Practical Problem Solving course which is modeled after the Toyota Business Practice (TBP) methodology. In one of the modules we’re exploring 5 Why Analysis in more detail since we’ve learned that many people think they know how 5

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Kanji and Humility

“We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” – Rabindranath Tagore My friend, and fellow Texas lean blogger / Big Ten college football fanatic, Mark Graban wrote an article earlier this week summarizing ten things he wished lean practitioners wouldn’t say in 2010. It’s a good

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