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02.23.2012

[Before getting started, I apologize to anyone who visited our site on Wednesday and was redirected to another site. The site was hacked, and I appreciate BigBigDesignfor springing into action to get it fixed. If anyone is still having trouble, please delete cookies for http://jamieflinchbaugh.com, http://a2a.lockerz.com/menu/sm8.html, and http://map.media6degrees.com/orbserv/hbpix?….(too long to type). Again, I apologize for this happening. It’s […]

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Today I’m hosting the Management Improvement Carnival #148

11.11.2011

The Management Improvement Carnival is a great practice started by John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog. The Carnival allows us to share what we’ve been reading in other blogs on topics such as lean, continuous improvement, Deming, Innovation, systems thinking, and more. I have previously hosted #80 and #103, but you can […]

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Changes for 2011

01.01.2011

What will you see from me in 2011? I don’t plan to change a lot. I will continue to make adjustments as I learn how to provide this service better over time. However, there are a few things I would like to change. 1. A new column You might have seen that I am, after […]

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Blog Carnival Annual Roundup: 2010 – Beyond Lean

12.23.2010

This is my last installment of the Annual Roundup of lean blogs. I’ve already covered the following: John Hunter’s Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog Karen Wilhelm’s Lean Reflections Tim McMahon’s A Lean Journey Post I review someone new to the lean blog sphere, Matt Wrye. Matt’s blog is titled Beyond Lean. Like Tim’s blog, this […]

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Blog Carnival Annual Roundup: 2010 – A Lean Journey

12.22.2010

This is the 3rd part of my Annual Roundups of lean blogs as part of John Hunter’s program. Monday I reviewed the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog. Yesterday I reviewed Lean Reflections. Today I review Tim McMahon’s A Lean Journey. I recently had the change to meet Tim, and hear him speak at the CONNSTEP […]

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Blog Carnival Annual Roundup: 2010 – Lean Reflections

12.21.2010

This is the second part of my Annual Roundups as part of John Hunter’s review roundup. Yesterday I reviewed John Hunter’s own blog. Today I’m reviewing my good friend Karen Wilhelm’s Lean Reflections. Karen was formerly the Editor of SME’s Lean Directions e-newsletter, which was a solid collection of news and contributions while she was […]

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Blog Carnival Annual Roundup: 2010 – Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog

12.20.2010

Each year, as led by John Hunter, many of the lean bloggers contribute to the Carnival Annual Roundup. Last year I reviewed three bloggers, and Jon Miller reviewed mine. This year I will be reviewing four bloggers, one each day until Thursday. Today I am starting the man who started all of this community collaboration, […]

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Using internal blogging as a leader

11.22.2010

How do I communicate with my organization? This is a challenge for any leader particularly as their organization grows. Leaders try to communicate through their staff to the rest of the organization, but the message is often distorted or diluted. Leaders try to communicate through lots of one-on-one conversations, but that is very slow and […]

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4 Lean Bloggers at the CONNSTEP Conference

11.15.2010

Last Thursday I was delivering a keynote titled Changing Behaviors Through Daily Actions for CONNSTEP’s annual conference in Hartford, CT. It was a nice opportunity for 4 lean bloggers to meet and chat, and of course present. Here are the 4 of us. Yup, I’m feeling a bit short. From left it is Tim McMahon, […]

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There is no water problem

10.15.2010

…there are many water problems. Water issues around the world from flooding to sanitation is perhaps one of the most under-publicized issues in the world, relative to the impact. Perhaps this is because the issues are very correlated to income and development. Underdeveloped countries face the biggest problems. That’s one of the reasons it was […]

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