Month: September 2010

Total 26 Posts

A Different Way to Learn

A big hat tip over to Kevin Meyer or Evolving Excellence for sharing this video with me.  It’s a fascinating story of how some children are learning more than anyone could ever imagine possible.  I’m definitely interested in your thoughts on this one!  If you’re reading this via email or

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Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap

One common theme from the lean tours we led here in Japan this week was that all of the organizations we visited have successfully bridged what is called the knowing-doing gap. Popularized by Stanford University professor Robert Sutton, the knowing-doing gap plagues so many organizations full of intelligent, dedicated people who

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Energy Savings Kaizen: Switch on to Use

This week we are leading a big group on a lean manufacturing study mission in Japan. We call it the Japan Kaikaku Experience becaue we learn from companies that have gone through or are still going through kaikaku , a lean business transformation. The study mission is also designed to

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Preparing Coffee

Last night, before I went to bed, I set my coffee maker up to start brewing at 5:45 AM.  I also placed my coffee mug and a spoon next to the coffee maker so I wouldn’t have to fumble about in the morning. This morning, around 6:05 AM (I hit snooze

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