The Problem with Lean, Is the Problem

Can Lean be used for more than Problem-Solving? When we think of Lean whether as a toolset or as a culture, our immediate thought is steered towards problem-solving, the Kaizen Spirit. It is truly the definitive aspect of Lean. It is so prevalent that most outsiders to Lean are convinced that Lean is not applicable Read More …

Conducting Research Using The Oxford Review

David Wilkinson is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Review. He is also acknowledged to be one of the world’s leading experts in dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty and developing emotional resilience. David teaches and researchers at several universities including the University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Division, Cardiff University, Oxford Brookes University School of Business and many Read More …

The Learning Cycle of Academic Research = Formal PDCA

An excerpt from tomorrow’s podcast with David Wilkinson, founder, and editor of The Oxford Review Note: This is a transcription of an interview. It has not gone through a professional editing process and may contain grammatical errors or incorrect formatting. Joe Dager: I do not think most people understand the rigors of academic research. Is Read More …

The Oxford Review Publishes First Annual Review

From the pages of the Oxford-Review comes over 250 of the most practical & useful research findings The inaugural offering of The Oxford Annual Review has released to the public. It is titled The 2016/17 Oxford Review of Organizational Research and is available on Amazon and other book outlets in the paperback version. It contains Read More …

Do You Validate Your Sources? 

Does your company or yourself have standards other than common sense? I am not innocent in my contributions to social media but seldom if ever use a hyperlink that I have not tested beforehand. I know this sounds elementary to my question but it illustrates my point. If you trust the party that shared it, do you check Read More …

Start-Up Insights into People and Culture

Author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Harris has recently authored “Lessons For Non-Profit and Start-Up Leaders: Tales of a Reluctant CEO.”  I will say I was somewhat reluctant to do the podcast, and not sure where it was going to go but undoubtedly this is one of best podcast I have had for start-ups. Her insight Read More …

Is Your Sales Team Positioned for the Future?

What is not distributed now will become distributed. – Unknown If we believe the above statement, what will our sales force look like in the future? How will it be distributed? William Gibson is credited with the well-known saying, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” I would attest that our present sales efforts in most instances are to Read More …