Month: December 2013

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Review of Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schein

It’s a happy day when a favorite author-business philosophers integrates two favorite qualities into 121 concise pages. Edgar Schein has done this in Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling. He argues simply and elegantly that creating positive relationships between people is the key to good and

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What does ‘right first time’ mean in an R&D environment?

Decades that have passed since anchoring principles of Lean have been published, reworded and republished, from Deming, Liker and others. Lean tools and their results abound, but Lean behaviors evidencing belief in these principles are still somewhat lacking. The notion of creating more open and innovative cultures by removing fear

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