March 2017

Replace your “All Hands” meeting with an “All Minds” one

03.23.2017

Almost every leader of an organization, whether a team of 15 people or a thousand-person site in a multinational has some version of the “All Hands” meeting. Some are done ad hoc when something needs to be communicated, and some are done at a regular cadence. But why are we bringing “all hands” together, to […]

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Do the work, improve the work

03.20.2017

Sometimes, performance doesn’t come from big, bold, broad interventions. Sometimes, performance is just about improving our work design. This article from MIT Alumni Magazine highlights the work of Professor Nelson Repenning. Dr. Repenning was just beginning his faculty career when I was a student at MIT, and I’ve followed his work since. He’s done a […]

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Come hear me speak! Upcoming dates…

03.19.2017

Come hear me speak at the following upcoming dates: MANTEC 5th Business Growth Conference, March 31, Lancaster, PA – This is the local MEP in south-central Pennsylvania. Their annual conference is focused on growth, and includes a range of topics. Come out for the day. Lehigh University’s Center for Supply Chain Research‘s Spring Symposium, April […]

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Lean is more about learning than knowledge

03.17.2017

What will be more useful in the future, knowledge or learning? Knowledge changes, sometimes rapidly. Machines make knowledge more accessible, both in terms of who and when. How we learn, I suggest, has much greater leverage. That is why I’ve been on a mission to define lean as the ultimate embodiment of a learning organization, […]

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