What Should The Missing TWI Block Be Named?

In Lean we use TWI as a platform for developing people. However, we may not do so good of a job developing the Explore aspect (EDCA) of Lean through the process.  Any Thoughts? In Eric Ries’s new book, The Startup Way, he quoted Shigeki Tomoyama (who at the time was the chief officer of the IT Read More …

The Military Mindset in Business

Intrepid Professionals is designed to create more agile, innovative, and financially competitive organizations and individuals. The book’s material outlines the common thread for success in those that dared to defy the odds. Those who are considered the tip of the spear in military terms. I interviewed both authors for this podcast, their bios follow: Chris Schafer is Read More …

Forging Resilient Business Relationships

Michael Papanek is principal and founder of Michael Papanek Consulting.  He has over 30 years of expertise leading successful large scale change initiatives and increasing the performance of people and organizations and complex competitive markets Michaels new book From Breakdown to Breakthrough is about forging resilient business relationships in the heat of change. Business901 iTunes Read More …

Do You Understand the Future Workplace?

The Future-Proof Workplace highlights the changes already taking place around us: the transition from skills to knowledge, the neuroscience approach to leadership and motivation, galloping technical advances, and more. Dr. Linda Sharkey is a proven leader with experience in Fortune 10 companies building teams and driving talent development initiatives that support productivity and company growth. She has Read More …

Recognizing Your Own Opportunities

First learning about Isaac Lidsky in his popular TED Talk “What reality are you creating for yourself?” the former Saved by the Bell teen star-turned-entrepreneur Isaac recalls how the clerk he waved to in the store was really a mannequin; how he reached down to wash his hands and realized it was a urinal and not Read More …

Make Simplification a 2017 Strategic Advantage

When you look back on 2017: Will Complexity or Simplification Stand Out? It’s about time that Faster Better, and Cheaper moves from the shop floor to knowledge workers. When we talk about getting rid of waste it is not isolated to manufacturing, it can also be done throughout the organization and even in our personal Read More …