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Car Ignition Recalls and Lean Product Design

Auto recalls come and go. The current recall is for ignitions. Previously it was, I believe, floor mats. Next it’ll be turn signals, or perhaps fuzzy dice. (My tone here is light, however let’s not forget that faulty ignitions and

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Out of Crisis – Stop Fighting Fires

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | Download (342.3KB) What if being in chaos was optional? What if crisis, or chaos, or “firefighting,” or feeling behind schedule, behind the press of constantly emerging problems, could be stopped? It can.  It’s

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Six Steps to Solving a Problem

Paula and her boss Sue were driving each other nuts.  (As their coach I got to see it up close.) Paula needed to hire more staff.  Her “reasonable” proposal got “shot down” by Sue, who sent it back with a

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Strategic Execution – Outside the Core

  Last week we covered how too many firms mistake “innovation” for “inventing things in a vacuum” — thus Reinventing the Wheel. This time we cover how to speed up your execution of your strategy by avoiding another source of

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Strategic Execution – Please Stop Innovating

Want more real breakthroughs faster in your firm or department? Here’s an easy way:  stop “innovating” so much. That counter-intuitive approach is the unavoidable conclusion of a fresh look at how most firms approach innovation.  You’re probably making one or

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Visual Meetings – with David Sibbet – Aug 19,2011

David Sibbet of The Grove Consultants International “The Visual Meetings Company” describes how visual tools can transform the way people interact, what makes visuals effective, how to start using visual tools, and some traps to avoid. Linked2Leadersh…

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