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Monthly archive June, 2016
How Waste Became "Business as Usual"

How Waste Became “Business as Usual”

Excerpted from THE LEAN CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence by Jacob Stoller. Take a look at the following three scenarios: • A recreational trailer manufacturer was forced into bankruptcyafter revenues dropped 60 percent during the 2009 recession. • A medium-size hospital closed its doors amid rising costs, quality concerns, and growing competition from larger...  LearnMore
Helping Leaders Understand Their Role in Six Sigma

Helping Leaders Understand Their Role in Six Sigma

From INNOVATING LEAN SIX SIGMA by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill. We’ve run into an odd phenomenon many times in recent years. When we talk to deployment leaders, they complain to us that their business leaders aren’t showing strong support. But when we talk to the business leaders, they say that they support these initiatives and are unaware...  LearnMore
A Start-Up Case Study: Ann Reardon, the "Baking Queen of YouTube"

A Start-Up Case Study: Ann Reardon, the “Baking Queen of YouTube”

Adapted from Content, Inc., by Joe Pulizzi. Sydney, Australia’s Ann Reardon is the “baking queen of YouTube.” In 2011, after giving birth to her third son, Ann was looking for something to do during her night feedings, so she launched a recipe site called How to Cook That. “I wrote a recipe post every week...  LearnMore
INFOGRAPHIC 5 Keys for Effective Positive Reinforcement Leadership

INFOGRAPHIC 5 Keys for Effective Positive Reinforcement Leadership

Become a powerful leader by following these five keys for delivering positive reinforcement effectively! Most managers and supervisors face the same question, “How do I get people to give their best efforts in their jobs and to the organization?” Managing employee performance is the single most difficult thing to do when you don’t understand behavior....  LearnMore