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Kaizen - Can it Go Wrong?

Kaizen is often translated as “Continuous Improvement” in Japanese and is identified as one of the core themes in lean. In today’s post I am looking at the question – can kaizen ever be bad for an organization? 745 more words


A Brief Review of Deming's 14 Points of Management

I as I noted last week, I was going through our archives and I found this review of Deming’s 14 points of management that Neil Reckon from out team put together a while back. 523 more words


The leaders we deserve in the age of populism - The Boston Globe

(Source: www.bostonglobe.com)

Robert Frost wrote the poem “Mending Wall” on the eve of World War I — a brutal era that would end with a blood-soaked Europe eventually mending its own walls. 1,776 more words


Can the Late Dr. Deming Help Police Out of their Crisis?

In the summer of 1980, NBC television aired an documentary that would change America. It was titled, “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We?” and it brought to our nation’s attention the work of an aging MIT professor, Dr. 321 more words


Dr. Deming and Value Stream Mapping:

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) has become an essential part of Lean. There have been several books written specifically on this topic. VSMs are not widely spread at Toyota. 543 more words


Deming's Christianity

The Japanese revered the Godfather of quality who, as it turns out, was a Christ follower.  For all of his emphasis on process control and data, he was very humanistic in his approach– understanding well not only the laws of physics but what lay behind them. 217 more words


Turn the Ship Around

Turn the Ship Around: How to Create Leadership at Every Level

by L. David Marquet , Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Capt. Marquet writes about implementing a profoundly different management approach when he took command of the worst performing submarine in the U.S. 851 more words

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